This amazing week long event celebrated 150 years of Cadet Forces. Over 1000 Cadets and Cadet Force Officers and Staff from Sea Cadet, Air Cadet and Army Cadet Corps attended a week long camp in Waiouru. Cadets travelled from all over New Zealand and Cadets from Australia and Canada also attended.
Check out some photos of the cool activities that Cadets got to participate in at Cadet 150 below...
Sea Cadets from TS Achilles and other Northern Area units took part in a Cadet Coxswain Course at Whangaparaoa recently. Some photos from this course are below...
This amazing week long event is celebrating 150 years of Cadet Forces. Over 1000 Cadets and Cadet Force Officers and Staff from Sea Cadet, Air Cadet and Army Cadet Corps are attending a week long camp in Waiouru. Cadets have travelled from all over New Zealand and there are also Cadets attending from Australia, Singapore and Canada.
The Governor-General, Lieutenant General the Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, will review the parade of 1200 Cadets and Officers at Waiouru Military Camp, the largest parade of Cadets in more than 50 years.
The parade will end an exercise from January 24-30 that will see the Cadets participate in a range of military activities from flying, tramping, sailing, shooting and medical evacuation scenarios in a challenging and disciplined environment.
Being part of Sea Cadets helps young people to develop many skills including leadership and make great friends along the way.
Please have a look around our website and if you would like some more information about joining Training Ship Achilles and becoming a Sea Cadet, please send us an email.
To see more photos from Cadet 150, visit www.cadet150.com
TS Achilles recently held their annual Prizegiving. This is a very special occasion and we were privileged to have LCDR Leon Harvey RNZN to present the prizes and trophies to the Cadets. Trophies were awarded for Seamanship, Most Improved Cadet and the New Entry prize among others. Cadets who have recently completed a Day Skipper's course were also presented with their Certificates for passing this course. Photos from this year's prizegiving are below.
New Sea Cadets from TS Achilles, TS Gambia and TS Leander had a great weekend recently when they attended a Basic Cadet Training Camp that was hosted by TS Gambia. They learnt a variety of Sea Cadet skills including Drill, Colours parade, how to look after their uniform and Sea Cadet history. Check out the photos below and if you would like to see more photos, please visit the
TS Achilles Flickr page.
TS Achilles has recently been approached by the William C Daldy Preservation Society and asked to provide Cadets on a regular basis to help volunteer on board the historic tug boat William C Daldy. They work as deck crew, which involves learning how to cast her off and the harder job of tying her up again when returning to port.
While the Daldy is out on the water, Cadets help out the stokers in the boiler room and some of the luckier ones even got a chance to steer the William C Daldy.
Events where Cadets have crewed on the William C Daldy include the Auckland Heritage Festival and the Tall Ships Festival.
The Cadets all had a great time and you can be guaranteed this will not be the last time that Cadets from TS Achilles help out the crew of the William C Daldy.
If you want to find out more about the William C Daldy please visit this link.
Sea Cadets from TS Achilles were lucky to be given the opportunity to go aboard the NZ Navy Ship HMNZS Canterbury. We were given a tour around the Ship and got to see interesting parts of the Ship including the Bridge and the Landing Craft that they use to take vehicles from the Ship to dry land. This was a great opportunity and we would like to say a special thank you to Ordinary Combat Systems Specialist Howie for showing us around and giving us a great tour.
TS Achilles Sea Cadets and other North Island Sea Cadet Units took part in the 2013 Navy League Regatta recently. There were many activities to take part in including Sailing, Tug of War and throwing the Heaving Line. Check out cool photos from this event below...
Training Ship Achilles Sea Cadet Corps farewelled their Unit Commander recently. Lieutenant Commander Graham Ford, who has been our Unit Commander for over 12 years, handed over command of the Unit to Lieutenant Robert Jamieson in a Change of Command Ceremony that was held on Thursday 26th September.
The evening began with a Welcome from the outgoing Unit Commander and New Entry Cadets being sworn in to join the Unit and other Cadets being promoted to new Ranks. This was followed by the Change of Command Ceremony in which Lieutenant Commander Graham Ford handed over command of the Unit to Lieutenant Robert Jamieson, followed by speeches from current Sea Cadets and Sea Cadet Officers. To finish, Lt Cdr Ford cut a TS Achilles themed Cake made by the Cake Angels and everyone caught up with friends and colleagues.
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