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Recently the Inaugural Northern Region NZCC Drill Competition was held. Competition was tough as teams competed in both compulsory and freestyle elements.

Hosted at Papakura Cadet Unit it was evident that cadets had trained hard for the competition, but the eventual winners were Tamaki Cadet Unit from Auckland South.

Well done to all involved, we hope this competition continues to grow!
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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.
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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
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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 from this have been very positive, and Exercise Cadet 2020 is shaping up to be one of the highlight events for the NZCF in the future.

Watch this space for more news!
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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

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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.

BZ to TS Gambia who were the overall winners.

#summersailing #getyoursailon #seacadets #sailing
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40 Squadron

 

Reminder regarding final activity, Operation Tron:

Arrival for Staff & NCOs: 1800-1815
Arrival for Cadets: 1815-1830

Location: Megazone Mt Wellington, 20 Clemow Drive.

First game begins at 1840. Please arrive in suitable PT gear with closed footwear(no exceptions). Bring along a bottle of water, NZCF 3822 and spare coins for arcade.

Dinner will be provided.
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No 40 (Howick) Squadron, Air Training Corps updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

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Keep an eye out for this article in the latest Howick and Pakuranga times. It acknowledges our cadets’ fantastic efforts last month with our Christmas Food Bank! ... See MoreSee Less

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Photos courtesy of CDTSGT Hariz Boucher. ... See MoreSee Less

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Squadron Briefing Notes - 28th November 2017 ... See MoreSee Less

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F/S Bateman is aero-towed in Glider XY at our Gliding Day on Sunday at Drury. ... See MoreSee Less

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No 40 (Howick) Squadron, Air Training Corps shared New Zealand Cadet Forces's post. ... See MoreSee Less

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...

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Squadron Gliding at Drury. Great day for some flying! ... See MoreSee Less

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