Welcome to Bader

Bader is the principal information management system for the Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC) which is accessible by all members of the organisation and permanent HQ staff. Combining the Microsoft 365 suite with our own applications such as SMS (Squadron Management System), Cadet Portal and Ultilearn, it provides a common group of applications to underpin the RAF Air Cadets and delivery of its key services to cadets.

Issues reported

View Service Status

Your Bader Account

Change My Password
Card image cap

I'm a volunteer

Discover the applications available to you and how to use them

Read more
Card image cap

I'm a cadet

What is Cadet Portal, how do I login and how do I access Ultilearn?

Read more
Card image cap

I'm a parent or guardian

Learn how the use of Bader can maximise your child’s cadet experience

Read more

Latest News

Admin & Volunteer Portal Launch 5 Aug 21 The Bader team are about to launch Admin and Volunteer Portal across the organisation. Information regarding the launch has previously been available through the Bader Hub but is also detailed here for volunteers without access to SharePoint.

Temporary Helpdesk Arrangements 30 Oct 20 As announced by email, the Bader Helpdesk is going to be changing to a new system. To review the temporary arrangements during this transition please click Read More.

Cadet Portal v2.3.2 and SMS v5.4.2 Released 23 Sep 20 Cadet Portal and SMS have been updated to v2.3.2 and v5.4.2 respctively.

Cadet Portal v2.2.0 and SMS v5.3.2 Released 30 Aug 20 Introducing new medical and allergy recording options in SMS, Cadet Portal now has the ability to display these records to cadets.

Cadet Portal Login Change to @rafac.mod.gov.uk 21 Aug 20 All cadet accounts for Cadet Portal will change to @rafac.mod.gov.uk on Mon 24 Aug 20

1 2 3 4 »