3 Squadron parades every Wednesday night, during the school term and occasionally during the school holidays. Our parade night starts from 6:00pm (1800hrs) until 9:00pm (2100hrs).
We run a variety of activities over weekends, but generally 10 weeks of notice is given for these. Cadets usually find it quite easy to manage sporting commitments around weekend activities.
New recruits must:
Be aged 13 to 15 years
Or, 12 years of age and attending Year 9 in 2021
Abide by NZCF Code of Conduct and Squadron Standing Orders
You will wear a similar Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) uniform, with rank slides distinguishing you as a cadet from the Airforce. Uniform is to be worn every week to Air Training Corps (ATC) parade nights unless otherwise specified in Weekly notices and at other formal occasions such as ANZAC Day parades. You'll receive a short and long sleeve shirt, tie, jersey, trousers and an FS Cap.
Our uniform is:
Issued on a loan basis – must be returned if you resign from ATC
To be worn as per RNZAF standards
Worn only on NZCF activities
You'll need to provide your own black leather shoes and royal blue socks
WHAT HAPPENS ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT
1800 hours Cadet Arrival (NO LATER THAN)
1815 hours March onto parade
1825 hours Officers march onto parade
1840 hours Section Meetings
1850 hours Period One of instruction begins
1930 hours Break
1950 hours Period Two of instruction begins
2030 hours Briefing set up
2035 hours Briefing
2050 hours Parade
2100 hours Cadet Dismissal
Basic I Flight (Year 1)
$220 - This includes a SQN Shirt, SQN Baseball Cap and covers your first camp.
The Uniform is free of charge BUT on loan from the unit
Fees are payable from the First Parade night. Payment plans and Financial support is available if required. 3 Squadron prides itself on never letting financial issues prevent a Cadet from participating in an activity.