SQN News

ANZAC Day April 25th 2017

posted 23 Apr 2017, 21:44 by Callum Dudson

Attached are the details of No. 18 (Avon) Squadron's commitments for ANZAC Day.

Poppy Day 21&22 April 2017

posted 18 Apr 2017, 23:37 by Callum Dudson   [ updated 18 Apr 2017, 23:38 ]

18 (Avon) Squadron is acting as collectors for the annual Poppy Day Appeal for the Returned and Services Association (RSA). On behalf of the Templeton RSA we will be collecting in two locations over two days. 

The link below contains an electronic Joining Instruction.

This form is for those that indicated they would help. Please look to when you are rostered and fill in all the information required. If you did not put your name down but now wish to do so, please fill it out and you will be added to the roster.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSemzLXmBah8ES7O45-7J4n4k_nFZEy3FqWTQ_JWxYhvjteK-w/viewform?usp=sf_link

Exciting Plans for Term 1 and 2

posted 20 Mar 2017, 00:11 by Callum Dudson

We have some exciting plans for the rest of term and into Term 2.

Aviation studies have begun for the entire unit (new cadets included!). Cadets will learn the theory of flight and aviation, with the more advanced cadets learning how to navigate and plot flight paths. This will culminate for everyone in flights with Under Officer Leslie who is trainee pilot. It will be the ultimate application of the theory lessons we do at the unit.

So make the most of this opportunity to really appreciate the flying! 
(and if you have ever thought about joining us now is the perfect time!)



2017 Recruiting

posted 2 Feb 2017, 13:55 by Matt Long   [ updated 16 Feb 2017, 12:50 by Callum Dudson ]

We are now recruiting for the 2017 year.  If you are 13-15 years of age and interested in joining Air Cadets, come along on Tuesday nights, 6.30pm-9.00pm

Location: Cadet Training Centre, 43 Corsair Drive


43 Corsair Dr


SQN Open Nights

posted 19 Oct 2016, 19:37 by Matt Long   [ updated 24 Oct 2016, 23:13 by Mitchell Leaman ]

Starting the 8th November the SQN will be holding Open nights for all those interested in joining Air Cadets. Visit our Facebook events to register for the open day and our recruit training program. https://www.facebook.com/18sqn/events/

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Clip 'n' Climb

posted 13 Sep 2016, 13:34 by Mitchell Leaman   [ updated 19 Oct 2016, 19:41 by Matt Long ]



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

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