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 Office 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.

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Latest News

Cadet Portal Service Interruption - Update 8 Aug 20 Following the interruption to Cadet Portal services this week, a number of changes have been made and we continue to monitor the platform closely.

Move to @rafac.mod.gov.uk Domain 2 Aug 20 The RAF Air Cadets will be changing its primary domain name from @aircadets.org to @rafac.mod.gov.uk on 17 Aug 20 for permanent staff/CFAVs and on 24 Aug 20 for cadet users of Bader.

Vodafone Access Issues 8 Jul 20 Anyone wishing to access Cadet Portal or Ultilearn using a connection provided by Vodafone may encounter issues.

Cadet Portal v2.0.7 Released 6 Jul 20 Cadet Portal has had a minor update with new content added. No down time was required for this update and there was no service interruption.

Cadet Portal v2.0.6 Released 22 Jun 20 Following our roll back of v2.0.5 which contained a number of minor releases, the team have worked tirelessly to resolve the performance issues that were identified during peak usage and have now released v.2.0.6.

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