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100 year re-enactment


Cadets from the Sea Cadet Corps Training Ship Talisman, Nelson and Motueka NZ Cadet Corps units and 23 (Nelson) Squadron, Air Training Corps paraded recently on the wharf where, 100 years ago, young men from the Nelson area embarked for the First World War.

The cadets listened to speeches from various dignitaries describing the historical significance of the event. New Zealand Cadet Forces officers present commented that all felt the emotional impact of standing where some of their forefathers had stood waiting to join the war.

NZ Cadet Units around the country will be involved in many civic services over the next four years to mark various events of World War One

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


NZ Cadet Forces are commanded from a Wellington Headquarters