No 19 (Auckland) Squadron Air Training Corps

The No. 19 Squadron Air Training Corps provides training to those wanting to become cadets, offering courses on everything from firearms and navigation to pilot training.

It received $6,594.12 to purchase UHF and VHF portable radios to be used for back country training, in case of an emergency. The radios are crucial while training to ensure the cadets can respond to an emergency in areas with poor phone coverage.

The cadets are trained to operate the radios, allowing them to communicate effectively with base camp, emergency services and each other while out on training missions such a as tramping and bush camps.