Rotorua Air Cadets selected for Officer training

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Over the school holidays, three of 29 Squadron’s NCOs are going for further training to become officers.  LAC Belt was selected for the Junior NCO course, while CPL Swinburne and CPL Coveney have been selected for the Senior NCO course. Hosted at Whangaparāoa military base in Auckland, our cadets will spend a week on-base receiving […]

Air Cadets Rotorua thanks its volunteers

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Although well-supported by New Zealand Defence Forces, Cadet Forces is completely run by volunteers.  All its officers, the support committees, and everyone else that helps out from time to time is what makes Air Cadets tick. Thank you. Thank you for your selfless dedication to ensuring young people get training, challenges, and victories along the […]

If can’t do, you train #CadetsRotorua

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While we await NZCF HQ permission to be allowed to host and attend external exercises, Rotorua Air Cadets are taking the opportunity to train, train, and train some more. Recent topics covered Firearm Safety, Code of Conduct, and Leadership training. Four of our non-commissioned officers (NCOs) will soon live on-base at the Tamaki Leadership Centre […]

Rotorua Air Cadets keep on keeping on

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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 […]

NZDF Seasprite tour

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After visiting Rotorua’s Volcanic Air before the lockdown, it is interesting to get a sensor tour of one of our eight SH-2G(I) aircraft operated by the NZDF. And here’s a bonus vid from 6 Squadron:

Anzac Day tomorrow morning #StandAtDawn #29SquadronATC

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RAAF and RNZAF working together providing hurricane relief to Fiji and other Island nations, April 2020. source: RNZAF Twitter Tomorrow morning, at 0600 HRS, 29 SQN Cadets will observe Anzac Day individually.  The national initiative by the NZDF and RSA, #StandAtDawn, will see cadets at their letterboxes while streaming Last Post, observing a minute silence, […]

Rotorua Cadets challenged to get fit(ter)

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The New Zealand Cadet Forces have posted a six-week exercise schedule to stop our cadets from returning as well-developed couch potatoes once the lockdown ends. Click here to access the NZDF exercise plans, including a phone app! April is normally one of our busier months with cadet fitness being tested during parades, marches, and of […]

Volcanic Air and 29 Squadron meet at Rotorua Airport

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Cadets of Rotorua’s 29 Squadron Air Training Corps gratefully accepted an invitation from Volcanic Air to learn about “everything helicopter” during a visit to their hangar at Rotorua Airport. Volcanic Air pilots explained everything in the cockpit, showed the process of pre-flight checks, and showed a promotional video showing the company operating in the breath-taking […]