We are the Wellington Air Cadets – a voluntary youth training organisation with a military flavour!
When you join the Air Cadets you get to do lots of stuff that you wouldn’t be able to do with many other organisations.
Some activities you will get to experience with Air Cadets include flying a plane (or a glider, or a helicopter!), camping and tramping in New Zealand’s great outdoors, target shooting with our rifles, visiting operational military bases, challenging other local units in competitions, and making a heap of new friends.
Not only do we help you have great experiences, we help you learn the skills you need to get the most out of them!
At 1 Squadron we provide you with the opportunity to meet new people, have fun, gain confidence, learn how to work as a team, and how to be a leader as well.
The Cadet Unit Commander is:
Pilot Officer Stuart Mudd, NZCF
We parade every Thursday during school terms from 1820hrs to 2100hrs (6:20pm to 9pm) at:
Wellington Cadet Centre
393 Evans Bay Parade
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The New Zealand Cadet Forces (NZCF) comprise the Sea Cadet Corps (Navy Cadets), the New Zealand Cadet Corps (Army Cadets) and the Air Training Corps (Air Cadets). It is a voluntary, disciplined, uniformed youth leadership training organisation for both young women and men from the age of 13.
The organisation is not part of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), but is directed by the Chief of Defence Force, on behalf of the Minister of Defence, and is supported in partnership by the NZDF and the community.
Training programmes emphasise personal development and include a quality, nationally co-ordinated annual programme.
Vision of the New Zealand Cadet Forces
Preparing New Zealand’s successful leaders of tomorrow.
Mission of the New Zealand Cadet Forces
To develop and enable self-disciplined, confident and responsible young New Zealanders.
Core Values of the New Zealand Cadet Forces
These four values form the cornerstones of everything NZCF is and does.
- Courage – Confronting challenges, both physical and moral, to overcome diversity;
- Commitment – Being reliable and loyally serving and supporting the New Zealand Cadet Forces, local communities and New Zealand;
- Comradeship – Looking out for each other, having respect for all, and championing the benefits of friendship, teamwork and diversity; and
- Integrity – Having self-discipline and always being honest, trustworthy and responsible.