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PARADE NIGHTS

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.​

JOINING CRITERIA

New recruits must:

  • Be aged 13 to 15 years

    • Or, 12 years of age and attending Year 9 in 2020

  • Abide by NZCF Code of Conduct and Squadron Standing Orders

THE UNIFORM

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

THE COST

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.

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