Welcome to No22 (City of Upper Hutt) Squadron

New Zealand Cadet Forces


Preparing New Zealand’s successful leaders of tomorrow.


To develop and enable self-disciplined, confident and responsible young New Zealanders.


To foster a spirit of adventure and teamwork, and to develop those qualities of mind and body essential for good citizens and leaders.

To provide challenging and disciplined training activities, which will be useful in either Service or civilian life.

To promote an awareness of the Armed Forces, and the role they play in the community.

New Zealand Cadet Forces

What Is Air Cadets?

The Air Training Corps (ATC) is the aviation arm of the New Zealand Cadet Forces (NZCF), and is aligned with the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). Formed in September 1941 originally for the purpose of training young pilots ready for active service. There are 49 ATC Squadrons located throughout New Zealand with a vision to foster the spirit of adventure and teamwork, and to develop those qualities of mind and body essential for good citizens and leaders.

A few things we’re great at

One of our core themes is challenging activites. Below is just a sample of what is on offer


Our Gliding programme consists of flying both during the week and on weekends hosted by Gliding Wairarapa. Cadets get plenty of Airtime in the gliders. Winch launches are an experience many Cadets have never done before and there are plenty of smiles at the end of each flight.  Get the opportunity to fly in fast and exciting Gliders at one of the best soaring locations in the country.


The Wairarapa Aero Club host these sessions using their fleet of Tecnam P2002-JF aircraft. These are considered Microlights so costs per flight are at a very reasonable price. Cadets get some serious “Stick Time” so that they fly the aircraft for most of their flight. 


The unit conducts classroom training in bushcraft and survival skills, and hold regular Basic and Advanced bushcraft camps during selected weekends during the training year.
There is also national bushcraft courses held either at RNZAF Dip Flat in the South Island or at the Waiouru Army Camp in the North Island


The Unit conducts range training with .22 calibre smallbore rifles.
Cadets must pass a TOET (Test of Elementary Training) before being allowed onto the range.
Officers who run these shoots are qualified instructors.
Cadets who achieve highly (80% or higher) on the range may be awarded a marksmanship badge which is then worn on their brassard.
Cadets participate in annual competitions, including the Commonwealth wide competition, the Ffennell Commonwealth Shooting Shield.

Our Officers & Supplementary Staff

The Team Behind Team 22

FLTLT Paul Byrne nzcf

Unit Commander

FLTLT Chris Roblett nzcf

Executive Officer

FLTLT Grant Porter nzcf

OIC Training

Mrs Rachel Porter

Unit Adjutant

What We Do At Cadets

At No22 Squadron we do all sorts of activities throughout the year.
Check out our lastest Posts!

Life Flight Trust Visit 2018

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Winter Camp 2018

Mt Holdsworth Lodge, Masterton June 2018 In June the Unit had a Winter Camp at Holdsworth Lodge at the base of Mt Holdsworth, prepared and run fully by the NCO[…]

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UHRFF Visit 2018

Upper Hutt Rural Fire Force June 2018 Early in May the Unit visited the Upper Hutt Rural Fire Force “Station 94” located next to Maidstone Park. The cadets were shown[…]

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