About Us

About The Unit

No 40 (Howick) Squadron was formed on the 23rd of November, 1981. The Unit was originally based at 90 Wellington Street, Howick and shared the facility with the Howick Range.

The Unit was originally called No 40 (Howick-Pakuranga) Squadron and in 1991 received a charter from the Mayor of Manuaku City, changing name to No 40 (City of Manukau) Squadron. In 2000, after the Howick Rifle Range was closed, the Squadron relocated to its current location at The Depot in Lloyd Elsmore Park.

In 2012, with the formation of the Auckland Super City, the Unit once again changed names to No 40 (Howick) Squadron to consolidate it ties with the local Howick area.

We welcome new recruits, both male and female aged 13 – 15, at the start of every year. We offer challenging activities, unforgettable experiences and unimaginable opportunities to all cadets. These involve training in aviation, bushcraft, firearms safety, leadership, drill, community service and many  Where else can you get the chance to fly a plane solo before driving a car?



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