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Sub Lieutenant Sonia Porter, NZCF
Executive Officer / Administration Officer
Sub Lieutenant Sonia Porter originally joined the TS Leander Unit Support Committee in 2011 as a member after her son joined the unit. She was appointed to be the Secretary of the Committee in 2012. After the loss of two Unit officers in 2014, SLt Porter then commissioned as a Cadet Force Officer. Since her commissioning she has attended various training courses, including: Marine Safety, Range Safety, and Instructional Technique.
In July 2015, SLt Porter was selected to chaperone four sea cadets to attend the 2015 International Exchange Program (IEP). That year the IEP was in the United States of America. She has since remarked that it was “an awesome experience” and that “all cadets should apply”.
SLt Porter was appointed as the Executive Officer August 2016 and she was promoted to the rank of Sub Lieutenant in November 2018.
SLt Porter has spent many years with other youth groups, and as such, she has a vast amount of experience with young adults.
Under Officer Tymon Porter, SCC
Training Officer / Assistant Administration Officer / Assistant Boats Officer
Under Officer Tymon Porter joined TS Leander in November 2011. Since joining as a New Entry, he has risen through the ranks and attended Junior NCO Course in 2014, and Senior NCO Course in 2015. In 2016, UO successfully passed Cadet Coxswains Course, and Under Officers Course in 2017.
UO Porter was appointed the Unit Coxswain in September 2016, and he was promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer Cadet in May 2017. From July 2018 UO Porter was promoted to the rank of Under Officer, and moved in to an officer appointment as Training Officer, and Assistant Administration Officer.
In January 2017, UO was appointed Course Coxswain for the 2017 Cadet Coxswain Course, and he was a reserve for the Cadet of the Year Competition. Throughout his time at TS Leander, UO Porter has attended several Regatta’s, including winning the Northern Area Regatta tiwce.
UO Porter is en route to a commissioning as an officer in the NZCF.
UO Porter left Westlake Boys High School at the end of 2017. He is currently to studying a Bachelor of Commerce at Auckland University, beginning in 2018.
Chief Petty Officer Cadet Mateo Porter
Unit Coxswain / Divisional Senior Rate (Algiers)
Cheif Petty Officer Cadet Mateo Porter joined TS Leander in July 2014. CPOCdt Porter successfully passed all courses he has attended including Junior NCO Course in 2016, Senior NCO Course and Cadet Coxswains Course in 2017.
CPOCdt Porter was appointed as the Divisional Senior Rate for Algiers Division in October 2017 and was promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in September 2018.
CPOCdt Porter is currently currently in Form 6 (Year 12) at Westlake Boys High School.
Leading Cadet Jessie Gair-Ah Siu
Divisional Rate (Nile)
Leading Cadet Jessie Gair-Ah Siu joined TS Leander in 2015. LCdt Gair-Ah Siu successfully passed all courses she has attended including Junior NCO Course in April 2017, Senior NCO Course and Cadet Coxswains Course in Janurary 2018.
LCdt Gair-Ah Siu was appointed as the Divisional Rate for Nile Division in October 2017 and was promoted to the rank of Leading Cadet in September 2018.
LCdt Gair-Ah Siu is currently currently in Form 6 (Year 12) at Takapuna Grammar School, and has ambitions of joining the Royal New Zealand Navy.