70th Anniversary Reunion

The 70th Anniversary of the Regular Force Cadet School will be held in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day which ended WW1.

The 70th Anniversary event will be held 10th – 11th November 2018 in Wellington.

Click HERE to register for the event.

Saturday 10th November

• All day: Classes can enjoy time at leisure in Wellington, or organise their
own group activity.

• 1655-1730: Beating the Retreat at the National War Memorial, Pukeahu

• 1800-2345 : Buffet dinner at Te Papa in the Oceania Room. Guest speaker Hon Ron
Mark. Please register to purchase tickets for this event.

Sunday 11th November:
• 1100 – 100th Commemoration of the Armistice at the National War Memorial,

For registration and travel enquiries, contact Voula Siatiras at Orbit Groups & Events:
contactgroups@orbit.co.nz / 04 494 7188.

Registration for the event
You will be required to register for the event, and there will be a small administration fee applicable to members, staff, non-members and accompanying partners.

Click HERE to register for the event.

A buffet dinner will be held at Te Papa on Saturday 10 November, tickets cost $87.50 per person. There will be a cash bar available for you to purchase drinks on the night.
If you wish to attend the dinner, you will be able to purchase tickets via the registration site.

Registration desk
A staffed registration desk will be available on Friday 9th & Saturday 10th November at the West Plaza Hotel. Times will be confirmed closer to the event to collect lanyards and for any other assistance.

Travel and accommodation
You have the option to request assistance with booking travel and accommodation through Orbit World Travel via the registration site.

Orbit have negotiated special rates at the centrally located West Plaza Hotel on 9th & 10th November at $175 per room per night (including GST). This can be booked via the registration site, or you can contact them directly on contactgroups@orbit.co.nz

For registration and travel enquiries, contact Orbit Groups & Events:
contactgroups@orbit.co.nz / 04 494 7188

For all other enquiries please contact Gordon Forrester:
Gordon.forrester@xtra.co.nz / www.rfcadet.org.nz


This Post Has 42 Comments

  1. What relivence are the 10th and 11th of November for the RFCS. Most classes marched in during the first week of January not November so can it be “suggested that the reunion be held in January” and not November?

  2. The concept was to join in with the centennial of the Amnesty in order to tap into the NZDF commemorations as a way to acknowledge the RFCS contribution to NZs Regular Army. If we commemorated it in isolation we’d never get the same recognition.
    The original idea put forward at the AGM was to hold our reunion in conjunction with the NZDF commemorations in November. The 50th Anniversary in 1989 was in November.

  3. My name is Richard Eynon I served in the NZ Army 1972 / 1977 I was in RF Cadets Ditmer Class we were the ones who never had a graduation parade in August 1973 .If my memory serves me right I returned from a course at Linton to find I was marching out pack my gear and I was posted back to Linton to at that time was 2 Construction Squadron RNZE Plant Trooper.
    I understand the reason for no Graduation was because a few Cadet Senior NCO’s I think it was the RSM and others. As I said I was away on course so I don’t know to this day I really don’t know and I don’t care I just thought it was a bit of information you may not know about although I believe you probably do.

    1. Tēnā koe Richard. I remember you from Cadets. We were the same year and like you I finished Cadets in August 1973 and was posted to Linton. I went to the last Reunion and caught up with a few from our Year Group. Everyone looks so different these days. It is hard to recognise and remember. Anyway I am planning on going. Hope to see you there. Thanks to those involved in organising this event. I know how much work it is.

  4. Would be great to be involved. Been a bystander for all these years since so would be a buzz to be involved.

  5. Just came across this..have been out of the loop for so long…very interested because this reunion would be my last as will it be for many others. Sinclair-Burgess Class 1956…

  6. Just glad us old n not so old clubbys can catch-up an have a few laughs over a beer or 2 awsm stuff committee dates are perfect for me as the following weekend would be Cambrai celebrations excellent ?

      1. Looking forward to catching up with those from the past – Thornton Class ’75 – Richard Williams has been doing a great job

  7. Young Class 54-55, RNZE App Wing Staff 58-62, B Coy CSM 70-71. Please keep me advised about the proposed reunion.

  8. I was there for our 50th. I would like to think I would be there for the 70th. Carry on with the good work Gordon.

    Hansen Class 1973

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  10. Page Class 1977

    Attended the last reunion , fantastic weekend , are we planning to have a parade march again this time ?

    Was an excellent activity associated with the last reunion

    Fortes Fortune Juvat

  11. Had heard of this via the grapevine. Please keep me in the loop and will travel ex Auckland as none of us are getting any younger. Was talking to another ex-cadet of our class over the weekend in Tauranga he was also enquiring of same information.Ex Puttick Class 1957

  12. Sounds like a good idea, can you keep me advised as to progress, particularly if any other 1956/57 clubbies are involved.

  13. Just came across this site after talking Clubby stuff with Joe Power over the weekend. Upham class ’71, been a long time since catching up with others. Plenty of stories to retell and exaggerate! Count me in.

  14. Just came across this site after talking Clubby stuff with Joe Power over the weekend. Upham class ’71, been a long time since catching up with others. Plenty of stories to retell and exaggerate! Count me in.

  15. Crump Class 1967
    Please register my interest in attending the November 2018 Reunion in Wellington.
    Look forward to reminiscing with my ex clubby mates about how great we were as fearless young men and the pathways we took since then.
    John Talbot

  16. Would like to attend , have been out of touch since i left the DF in 78 . Harry Midwood – give me a call on 021 864 988 – Kev Iles

  17. from Morrinson Class 1976 , I heard the 60th realy went off ! . so would be great to catch up for this one . Hopefully can fit it in before Cup week .

  18. Alex Frank Gary Graeme Alan
    Would be great to see you there we Puttick are very light on numbers along with our Senior Class Sinclair Burgess
    Alex and Gary would love your email

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