79 years young: 29 (Rotorua) Squadron

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Portrait of K Deacon and I Libeay ATC Rotorua 29 Squadron in Royal NZ. Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs. Ref: WA-00843-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/30631542 Next year, a year from now, 29 Squadron Air Training Corps will celebrate its 80th  year of operation in Rotorua.  New Zealand’s Air Training Corps was formed in September […]

Teens still thrive in Air Cadets

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Air Cadets visited Volcanic Air at Rotorua Airport earlier this year 29 Squadron Air Cadets are still parading during Covid Level 2 lockdown, because you can’t contain the energy and enthusiasm of young people who want to do something different to sitting at home on devices. Rotorua Air Cadets are also ready if the country […]

Rotorua Cadets value community support

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They say, “you get out what you put in”, and 29 Squadron have a significant commitment to Rotorua’s community.  The most visible parts are around Anzac Day when we perform a front-line role at the dawn and civic parades.  But you can also find us helping Rotorua Council, selling poppies for the RSA, and cleaning […]

A life less ordinary

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This is a great time to get involved with Cadets. As the lockdown restrictions come off and external activities are coming back, we plan to end this year with a bang! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsWpxZIjCV0&feature=emb_logo

Rotorua Air Cadets go bowling

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The last Parade Night of every term is usually time to let our hair down.  29 Squadron hosted a bowling night at Motion Entertainment and invited RDCU and 75 Squadron to join us. The invitation to attend was also extended to family, and we took out 5 lanes to settle who was the best on […]

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 and Whenuapai military bases in Auckland, our cadets will spend a week […]

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: