On the weekend of the 9th, 10th & 11th the 3 ATC units from Wellington plus Palmerston North, Kapiti and even a handful of Sea Cadets from Levin rendezvoused at Waiterere Forest for the end of year camp that is Exercise Kiwi. Arriving as the sun set on Friday evening, some tents were erected by … Read more
Parade night on Monday 5th December saw the cadets wearing their DPM’s. At the start of evening parade a number of awards were handed out that were left over from the weekends Final Parade, including the new Warrant Officers cane, the Top Shot and NCO’s award to Cdt Drummond, the “Stirrers” award to FLTLT R … Read more
Saturday 3rd December saw 41 Squadron join with the Porirua Cadet Corps and Sea Cadets for a first ever Tri-Corps Final Parade. Here a number of local and national dignatories, inlcuding Captain David Gibb (Royal New Zealand Navy), representatives of the national support associations, representatives from the RSA and others gathered at Ngatitos Domain to … Read more
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 to build on their previous skills. By the time these first flights were complete the … Read more
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 out a hose from a stand pipe tested dexterity and led to a few comedic … Read more
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 flight simulators to keep the queues more manageable. We also brought along a donated Radio … Read more
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. While some cadets manned the flight sim’s, other cadets and parents patrolled the Gala distributing … Read more
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 landings or complete circuits and other flight drills.