Congratulations to Pilot Officer Andrew Sledger, RNZAF! PLTOFF Sledger was previously a Cadet with No. 7 (City of Hamilton) Squadron, ATC, and has just received his 'wings' signifying completion of initial pilot training. Not only has he completed this highly competitive course, but he managed to receive all three of the awards on offer at the graduation ceremony. Good work PLTOFF Sledger, and good luck for your future training! ... See MoreSee Less
We extend our congratulations to Captain Lorraine Lawson-Barrett, NZCF from Opotiki College Cadet Unit for being awarded a Kiwibank Local Hero Medal recently.
For 12 years Lorraine has been a member of the Opotiki College Cadet Unit, the largest youth volunteer group in Opotiki, as well as a fantastic representative of Opotiki School and the community.
She has been the unit commander since 2014 and takes pride in seeing the cadets transition and develop into young adults, ready to meet the challenges of entering the workforce or entering into careers in the armed forces.
As leader of the Opotiki College Gateway Programme, Lorraine is responsible for creating and delivering a programme that is designed to assist the placement of more than 40 students in the workforce, armed with skills and confidence.
Pictured is Lorraine (centre) being presented with her Local Hero medal by Mayor Meng Foon and Danielle George from Kiwibank. ... See MoreSee Less
No. 35 (Whakatane) Squadron were recently announced as the winners of the Education and Child/Youth Development Category at the Trust Power annual awards.
No. 35 SQN were noted as a group guiding young people towards being committed and involved community members, whose aim is to foster a spirit of adventure and teamwork and to develop those qualities in their communities.
No. 35 SQN's volunteers are a mixture of officers, parents and the Air Cadets themselves, and they dedicate over 4,000 hours combined every year to helping out communities locally and around the world.
In The last 12 months they've visited and volunteered at an orphanage in Vietnam, formed a guard of honour at this year's ANZAC Day dawn parade, helped out at the Whakatane RSA, volunteered at the Business and Leisure Show, helped out Hospice at the Gourmet Night Markets and marshalled for the entire Oxfam event.
Thank you for serving your community in many different ways and impacting so many people with the important and generous work that you do. Congratulations ... See MoreSee Less
Last night I attended the TS Amokura (Wellington) end of year prizegiving with the Chief of Navy. Trophies, certificates, farewells, and medals were had, and the Unit has ended the year on a high note. BZ TS Amokura! #NZCF #nzcadetforces www.instagram.com/p/Bb0H1qUANuQ/... See MoreSee Less
Last weekend, TS Achilles, TS Bellona, TS Gambia, TS Leander and TS Chatham participated in the Annual Navy League Regatta. Every year, the Auckland branch of the Navy League supports the competition and the Auckland Sea Cadet Units take it in turns to host the regatta.
This year’s competition was hosted by TS Achilles and held at Okahu Bay. The teams competed in four stands; Crown and Feva sailing races, tug-of-war and heaving line. Finally, the officers compete to see who can throw the heaving line the farthest.
From the WOCF:
Over the past 48 hours elements of the Exercise #cadet2020 command team have been at Tekapo Military Training Area to complete initial reconnaissance and planning tasks.
The results f...