Bader is the principal information management system for the Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC) which is accessible by RAFAC Officers, SNCOs and Civilian Instructors as well as Civilian Welfare Committee members and permanent HQ staff.  It is a suite of applications which includes the Sqn Management System (SMS), e-mail through Microsoft Outlook Web Access, information sharing through Microsoft SharePoint and e-Learning services through Ultilearn.  It provides a common group of applications to underpin the RAF Air Cadets and delivery of its key services to cadets.

Latest News

RAFAC Vimeo Channel 02/06/2019

We are pleased to announce that RAFAC now have a Vimeo site.

Vimeo is an advert free video sharing platform which will allow us to share videos on many different platforms such as Cadet Portal, SMS, SharePoint and Social Medial channels. All of the videos can be accessed without the need to login to Bader therefore making them consumable to everyone.

The RAFAC Vimeo channel can be viewed at

We have created a number of Vimeo showcases that will group videos based on their subject. This allows users to watch all the videos grouped by a category. More showcases will be added in the future, our current showcases are:

Whilst the current content is a little sparse we are in process of producing and uploading more. If anyone is aware of or has any content that they believe would be useful to the wider organisation then please get in touch by emailing:

We shall be closing down the RAF Air Cadets Instructional Videos Youtube channel as all content will be moved over to Vimeo.

As always, many thanks for reading and if you have any feedback please don't hesitate to leave a comment or get in touch at

New Squadron Management System (SMS) Events List Demonstration Video 10/12/2018

This video is an initial demonstration on the new Events List due to be released in the Squadron Management System (SMS)

We hope you find this video informative and useful.

If you have any feedback then please feel free to email us at from a Bader email address.

Launch of Cadet Portal Overview Page 06/12/2018

The Volunteer Development Team (VDT) in conjunction with the Bader Team have produced an overview page for the upcoming Cadet Portal.

The page contains all the information relating the Cadet Portal Project including some FAQs and a demonstration video.

The page can be viewed at

We hope you enjoy the content!