Mangorewa Tramp

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L2R: CDT van den Eng, CDT Dhillon, SS Belt, SS Joseph, SQNLDR Peacock, CDT Downes. Front: CDT Reid For some it was the first time, for others a re-visit after 29! years.  But 29SQN’s “standard tramp” from the 1990s has been introduced to a whole new generation. Tramps can be enjoyed in a number of […]

Community support flows both ways

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Thanks to Tremains Real Estate’s initiative to give back to the community, local Real Estate Super-star Aaron Coveney visited 29 Squadron to hand over a very big cheque! Happy to take it off him were Unit Commander Flying Officer Poiheare Knight, and Unit Support Committee Chairperson, Mrs. Sharon Rehu. When windfalls like these come to […]

International Women’s Day 2021

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Today is International Women’s Day for 2021, and it is a good opportunity to celebrate No. 29 (Rotorua) Squadron Air Training Corps and the New Zealand Cadet Force in general. The NZCF has welcomed female cadets as fully participating members for the last 50 years… that’s well before most other boys- or men-only organisations followed […]

NOTICE: 29 SQUADRON @ COVID-19 LEVEL 2

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Kia ora:  As per the announcement made by government at 1615 hrs Fri 05 Mar 21, Rotorua has returned to Covid-19 Level 1 starting at 0600 hrs Sunday 07 Mar 21.   Tena koutou katoa   To all Officers, Staff, Cadets, Parents, Caregivers, USC members, and visitors:  29 Squadron will parade on Wednesday nights with the […]

2021 Term 1 working bee

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The weekend before the first Parade Night of 2021 is a good time to have a stock-take and a good clean and maintenance session – otherwise called a Working Bee. 29 Squadron is thankful to its families for their support, and the parents, supporters, and cadets for the hard work. Hundreds of kilos of scrap […]

Hey! We were just thinking of you!

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If you are 13+ or a parent/caregiver, then you have a lot of choices as to where to spend your valuable “spare” time. So let’s tell you why 29 SQUADRON is your best choice this year: Rotorua’s 29 Squadron is celebrating its 80th year this year.  We know what we’re doing. We are very well staffed.  Right […]

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail

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Standing: FGOFF Knight; Seated from left: LAC Sands, SGT Swinburne, CPL Belt, CPL Coveney, CDT Evans, LAC Morley, LAC Joy, SS Swinburne, SS Joseph, SS Morgan. Behind camera: PLTOFF Peacock, SS Belt Before the first parade night of 2021, all officers, staff, and NCOs got together for a strategy meeting. In front of them:  2021’s […]

Welcome back

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We hope you had a great end to 2020 and are looking forward to a somewhat normal 2021. Some of us here haven’t had much time off as a huge amount of planning has gone into this year already.  For 29 Squadron, 2021 marks it’s 80th year of operation, so that will be suitably observed.  […]