Returning Uniform:

As our annual uniform stocktake is fast approaching we are asking if you or anyone you know who has recently left the unit to return any outstanding uniform that is still in their possession. This can be returned at the usual parade times (1800hrs – 2100hrs) on a Thursday night. For any further questions or if you cannot make these timings you can alternatively contact me at

Tramp Hurunui 26 – 28th July

If your Prof and above and keen for a tramp look no further. We are doing a tramp into the Hurunui Hut 18km and then into the hot pools 4km. If your interested please apply on cadet net ASAP limited spots. There will be a small fee TBC once we have iterest. More infomation to follow.

Dining In Reminder

Thank you to all those Cadets who have signed up and paid for the Dining In. For those who are yet to sign up, we have extended the deadline to apply via Cadet Net until 19:00 (7pm) this Thursday. After which numbers will be confirmed with the caterers.

For those who do not wish to attend, a reminder that there is no alternative programme for the 27th of June (next week). So, please stay at home if you are not attending the dinner.

More information on the Dining In can be found on the forms section of the website.

17 Squadron Dining In

The mid-year dining in is happening on the 27th of June, this event is a celebration for cadets, NCOs and officers of the achievements they have made this year so far. It includes a meal and will be attended by a VIP guest. Remember to sign up on cadetnet and pay via the shop to confirm your attendance.

A tradition of this night is the cadet and NCO fine session. Cadets and NCOs select a few funny moments or mishaps from the past year and assign an appropriate ‘punishment’ for the participants for the squadron to enjoy before the end of the night.
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We have had several requests from parents requesting assistance connecting with other parents in their local area to arrange carpooling.

If you would like to be included in a carpooling contact list (to be circulated only to other parents on that list), please fill in this Google form before Thursday 6 June, when we will email out the list to everyone who opted in. The list will include name, suburb, and email address. (Please ensure the email address provided is for a parent, not the cadet.)

Reminder: Change in pick up location

Due to safety concerns and traffic congestion at the current pick up point outside our gate at 43 Corsair Drive, we are now asking parents to collect Cadets from the exit on Harvard Ave at the end of each parade night. There will be more parking space and less traffic in this area. This exit is signposted as ‘Isitt Lane’, although this name doesn’t appear in Google Maps. Please see the picture below. Please park and wait on Harvard Ave or Corsair Drive, do not drive into or park on Isitt Lane. (Isitt Lane is the main service access for the Air Force Museum and is used 24/7 for deliveries and staff access. It needs to be kept clear at all times.)

The usual front gate on Corsair Drive will remain the point for drop offs at start of night, due to having rolling arrivals with less traffic impact.

This change is effective immediately. Thank you for your cooperation.

Opportunity for females interested in entering aviation

On Friday 31st of May, out at the Ashburton Airfield, New Zealand Association of Women in Aviation (NZAWA) will be hosting an afternoon where those interested in a career in aviation can come along and talk with people already working in the industry.

This is primarily aimed at female students in their final years of schooling. We would like anyone interested to register by Friday the 24th of May.

Exercise Top Squad

Applications are now open on CadetNet for Exercise Top Squad on 24th-26th May. Places are limited to 8 Cadets. Please be aware that your application on CadetNet does not guarantee you a place in the team; a selection process will take place and you will be notified via email if your application is successful.
Applications close Thursday 16th May. Successful Applicants will be notified on Thursday 16th May.
The cost for this activity is $60.