SQN News

Clip 'n' Climb

posted 13 Sep 2016, 13:34 by Mitchell Leaman   [ updated 18 Sep 2016, 20:53 by Callum Dudson ]

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We're off to Clip 'n' C

limb! As our end of term activity we will be having a go at Clip 'n' Climb on Tuesday 20th September. Don't worry if you have never been rock climbing before, Clip 'n' Climb is a fun way to challenge yourself. With crazy and colourful walls to try, the Auto Belay makes it fun and safe.


Assemble at 1845 at Clip 'n' Climb, 

239 Waltham Rd, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023.

We should be all finished up by 2045.

It will cost $8.

Dress for the activity should be comfortable clothes to climb in with fully enclosed shoes. It is advisable to bring a drink bottle.

Please bring the attached permission form and ensure you have your NZCF23 Record of Service Book with you.

Battle of Britain Day

posted 13 Sep 2016, 13:33 by Mitchell Leaman

Battle of Britain Parade this Sunday. 9:45 and the Wigram Airforce Museum.

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Skiing 27th August 2016

posted 25 Aug 2016, 19:05 by Mitchell Leaman   [ updated 25 Aug 2016, 19:10 ]

It's snowing at Porters right now! It should make for some fantastic conditions. Make sure you check our Facebook page or website for any cancellation notices. https://www.facebook.com/18sqn/?fref=ts

The ski report can be found on Porters website http://www.skiporters.co.nz/snow-report



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.

SOPHIA Visit

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.


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