Monthly Archives: November 2011

Fixed wing powered flying – 27th Nov 2011

The weather gods were with us again for our final planned fixed wing powered flying session of 2011.  The day started pretty overcast with a strong cool breeze but this didn’t stop the first 3 pilots heading for the skies … Continue reading

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Tawa Fire Service Evening – 21st Nov

Tonight Alan Drummond from Tawa Volunteer Fire Brigade came along to the unit to demonstrate some fire fighting equipment and teach the cadets some basic fire response drills – get down, get out and call 111!  The ‘hands on’ run … Continue reading

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Plimmerton School Gala Recruitment Drive – 19th Nov

With a last minute change of classroom to one between the toy sales and the second hand clothing, we had a prime position for another recruitment drive!  Learning from our first go at Paremata, this time we brought along 2 … Continue reading

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Paremata School Gala Recruitment Drive – 29th Oct

Our first try at a different recruitment drive – targeting Yr 8 pupils and hopefully building a long term relationship with local primary schools, setting up our flight simulator and a slideshow of unit activities on projectors in Classroom 7.  … Continue reading

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Flying 9th Oct

The weather was perfect for trios of cadets to assemble at Paraparaumu Airport for an hour of fixed wing flight training each.  In total 12 cadets took to the skies to circle Kapiti Island, practice touch & go take-offs and … Continue reading

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Exercise GPS

The unit deployed North to Waiterere Forest for a weekend camping and learning navigation skills – compass work and map reading. This combined with First Aid training meant some of the navigation exercises over the weekend were intentionally interrupted with … Continue reading

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Shooting team win Area Trophies

Congratulations to the Squadron’s shooting A Team which have won the K & P.L. Bolton Rifle Shooting Trophy and the Sir Richard Bolt Trophy. The K & P.L. Bolton Trophy is awarded to the Top ATC shooting team in Central … Continue reading

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RNZRSA 95th National Council Meeting

SGT Brown & CPL Toohey attended the RNZRSA National Council Meeting on the 14th November as official greeters of guests and dignitaries. They welcomed senior government and defence force personnel to the Michael Fowler Centre for the occasion. We were fortunate to … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day – Wellington Cathedral, Nov 2011

SGT Brown & CPL Toohey attended the Remembrance Day Service at Wellington Cathedral on Sunday 13th November. They were both Guards for Colour Parties. SGT Brown was a Guard for the British Airborne standard and CPL Toohey was a Guard … Continue reading

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Armistice Day Parades Nov 2011

SGT Brown, CPL Toohey, CDT Haenga-Sutton & CDT D Drummond attended Armistice Day parades at Russell School in Cannons Creek and the Porirua Peace Memorial.

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