SQN News

Squadron Shoot 31st July, hand in your permission forms. We have sighted in the rifles and expect to be handing out some shooting badges!

Exercise Moonlight Sonata, 2-3 September

posted 20 Aug 2016, 23:24 by Callum Dudson   [ updated 20 Aug 2016, 23:30 ]

Exercise Moonlight Sonata is an all-night exercise that will see 18 (Avon) Squadron cadets utilise their training in a fun and challenging scenario taking place on the Port Hills.

Dates & Timings:
Firday 2nd September 1830hrs - Saturday 3rd September 0800 hrs

Joining Instructions are attached and permission forms need to be returned on Tuesday 23rd August.


posted 13 Jul 2016, 19:34 by Matt Long

The visit to SOFIA is on for FRI 15JUL16 @ 1300hrs, Gate 3

Exercise Goodwood

posted 30 Jun 2016, 19:52 by Matt Long   [ updated 21 Jul 2016, 17:46 ]

SQN is away tramping this weekend, up in Arthurs Pass, over the Andrews to the Casey hut returning via Binser Saddle.  Photos to come soon.

Defence Expo

posted 28 Jun 2016, 16:11 by Mitchell Leaman   [ updated 28 Jun 2016, 16:12 ]

Laserstrike 5th July

posted 21 Jun 2016, 01:57 by Mitchell Leaman   [ updated 22 Jun 2016, 16:41 by Matt Long ]

We will be playing two games of Laserstrike from 1910-2015. 

Make sure you get your permission forms in!

Ex Anu 13-15 May 2016

posted 2 May 2016, 00:08 by Callum Dudson   [ updated 9 Jun 2016, 20:46 by Matt Long ]

Exercise Anu is the Squadron's bushcraft camp set at Kidson Lodge in Arthurs' Pass. We will be taking the SQN up on Friday afternoon for a weekend of field training in navigation, first aid, bush walking, and many other activities in the Southern Alps. 

Cost of the camp is $40 for accommodation, food, and transport. This needs to be paid by Tuesday 10 May (the earlier the better). Further details on payment, equipment required and further information has been attached.

Exercise Lancewood 2016

posted 14 Apr 2016, 18:03 by Matt Long   [ updated 22 Jun 2016, 16:40 ]

The SQN is off up the Hawdon River on the 16th & 17th April.  
Details of the current weather conditions & live webcam of the area can be found here : http://www.arthurspass.com/


Driving Range 12APR2016

posted 11 Apr 2016, 18:53 by Callum Dudson   [ updated 11 Apr 2016, 18:58 ]

The end of term activity tonight is at the Riccarton Golf Park. We will not be parading at the unit.

Location is Steadman Rd, Riccarton.

Timings are from 1845-2030 hours.

Cost is $17

Dress is appropriate civilian attire.

Joining instructions are attached.

Ensure to bring your NZCF23 (3822) Record of Service.

For those wishing to go on the tramp this weekend that have not shown FLTLT Leaman your gear must bring this along also so that he can check you off.

Exercise Kuwaha - New Recruit General Service Training Weekend

posted 7 Apr 2016, 21:31 by Callum Dudson

Ex Kuwaha (GST) is tomorrow! All recruits must be at the unit at 0745 with all their gear ready for the weekend's training.

Sunday's program includes going out to the Aylesbury Rifle Range so ensure that you have suitable gear to be outside for most of the day. This includes:
- a raincoat
- outdoor clothes/shoes
- a warm layer
- sunhat

Attached is the Joining Instructions, Equipment List, and Parent's Permission form for those that do not have them and wish to come along.

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