What’s ATC?

The Air Training Corps is the Air Force inspired element of the New Zealand Cadet Forces. We offer our Cadets opportunities in leadership, bushcraft, adventure, target shooting, aviation, comradeship and discipline.

The Unit meets weekly on parade nights where Cadets take part in our extensive training programme, incorporating: aviation studies, leadership, bushcraft, first-aid, foot drill, physical training, cadet force knowledge, and general service knowledge. 

Throughout the year this training is put into practice at regular camps and activities. 

Officer Staff 

Below are the Officers who make 13 Squadron possible. Like all Officers in the New Zealand Cadet Forces, our Officers are all volunteers with careers and families outside the organisation. For the safety and well-being of the Cadets, all Officers must pass a rigorous selection and vetting process prior to receiving their commission. 

Individual staff email addresses have been provided below, email is the organisations preferred means of communication. However, please direct all general enquiries to the Unit’s email address admin@13squadron.co.nz

Unit Commander, Training Officer

Flying Officer Nicky Beckett, NZCF

FGOFF Beckett joined the Unit Support Committee in 2009, when her son joined the Unit as a Cadet. During her time on the Committee, FGOFF Beckett served as both the Treasurer and Chairperson. In late 2012 she was approached to commission as an Officer, and has made the most of what the organisation has to offer ever since. FGOFF Beckett assists FLTLT Erskine in her role as Training Officer. FGOFF Beckett is married to Warwick with two adult sons.



Pilot Officer Warwick Beckett, NZCF

PLTOFF Beckett commissioned in 2015, having previously served as Chairperson of the Unit Support Committee. As Adjutant, PLTOFF Beckett is responsible for the administration needs of the Unit. PLTOFF Beckett is a Bushcraft Qualified Officer and enjoys sharing his passion for the outdoors with the Cadets. PLTOFF Beckett is married to Nicola with two adult sons.


Stores Officer

Supplementary Staff Shar Hays

New to the team in 2018, Shar is a parent of a current Cadet and was herself a Cadet in the Air Training Corps. The Unit is currently supporting her towards a commission.  


Flying Officer Jarren Beckett, NZCF

This website is maintained for the Unit  by FGOFF Beckett of No 17 (City of Christchurch) Squadron. Please direct website enquires to:


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