Recruiting is closed for 2024

17 Squadron are not able to accept any more new recruits this year. Please feel free to reach out to the other Canterbury Units as to whether they have spaces available. Please be aware we are not open for visitors on a regular Thursday Parade night.

Monday: Christchurch Army Cadets Christchurch Army Cadets – CCCU | Christchurch | Facebook

Tuesday: 18 Squadron ATC No.18 (Avon) Squadron, Air Training Corps | Christchurch | Facebook

Wednesday: 38 Squadron ATC No38 (Wigram) Sqn Air Training Corps | Christchurch | Facebook

Thursday: Selwyn Army Cadets Selwyn Cadet Unit | Facebook

88 Squadron ATC No 88 District of Waimakariri Squadron Air Training Corps | Rangiora | Facebook

Email if you have any questions. Please be aware this email is not regularly monitored and will be answered on a Thursday night.

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To be eligible to join cadets must be:

  • 13 – 15 years old (or minimum 12 years old and in Year 9),
  • Capable of taking part in most activities, and
  • Able to meet the financial and time commitments involved.

Check out our FAQs page for more information.


Adults wishing to contribute to the unit should contact us. Adults may get involved as:

  • Unit Support Committee Members,
  • Supplementary Staff

All roles are voluntary and due to the nature of the work have specific eligibility, vetting and security requirements.