All through the Covid-related restrictions, 29 Squadron kept up Parade Nights and education via Zoom and Google Classroom.
Cadets were challenged to develop a digital programme and they didn’t disappoint. Many virtual parade nights didn’t stop at the usual 9:15 pm as cadets craved the experience.
No 29 Squadron ATC returned to our unit during Level 2 with strict distancing and hygiene rules, and now that we are at Level 1 we are operating in a way that almost feels normal.
Our Cadets were suffering serious cabin fever. They returned wanting to be challenged. Catching up with mates in the ‘real world’ took on a new importance.
We are now hanging out for New Zealand Cadet Forces HQ easing the final operating restrictions which will allow our cadets to go back to attending field exercises, camps, and cadet social events.