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January 2015 Cadet Activities

23 Sqn (ATC)CDTSGT Josh Denton with his "Top Student" award

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Cadets from around New Zealand took part in Bush-craft, Aviation and Maritime training activities during this summer month. CDTSGT J. Denton is an example of the standards achieved. He achieved "solo" status on the recent National Power Flying course and also gained "Top Student". The latter meant he has won a 2 hour session in an Air NZ Boeing simulator as well as a trans-Tasman flight with that company.


Other cadets succeeded in meeting demanding bush-craft skills including navigation and river-crossing as well as team leadership tasks. Selected members of our Sea Cadet Corps completed a rigorous training regime at the Navy's Whangaparaoa training centre, qualifying to command crews in their SCC Units' sailing craft.

 

Click here to access information on the Duke of Edinburgh leadership scheme that NZ Cadet Forces supports.

At a Glance

Sea Cadets rowing one of their boats

Sea Cadet Corps

 "Messing about in boats" is all part of the fun of being in a Sea Cadet Corps unit.

A cadet uses a swing bridge to cross a river

NZ Cadet Corps

Serving with a NZ Cadet Corps unit gives you the chance to get into out-of-the-way places

Cadets prepare a glider for launching

Air Training Corps

The opportunity to go gliding attracts a lot of young people into the Air Training Corps.

Headquarters, New Zealand Cadet Forces

Headquarters

NZ Cadet Forces are commanded from a Wellington Headquarters