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The Nelson Photo News




A. T. C. Week

The Air Training Corps in Nelson had a big programme last month. The Nelson unit was inspected officially for the Efficiency Trophy, an award it already holds, A. T. C. cadets at Nelson and Waimea Colleges were taken for flights in an Auster and were allowed to control the aircraft in flight and an officer of the Nelson College unit, Squadron Leader R. H. Swain, was presented with his 15-years Cadet Forces Medal at a full-scale parade at the college.


No 23 Squadron being inspected for the trophy.


Waimea and Nelson College pupils line up with Flt. Lieuts. Barrie Irvine and Stephen Gillingham, both old boys of Nelson College, in front of the Auster - an aircraft which has seen service with New Zealanders in the Antarctic.



Squadron Leader L. A. R. Hill stops during his inspection of 23 Squadron to ask a question.


Squadron Leader Swain receives his medal from Wing Commander R. B. Bolt, Air Department. Wing Commander Bolt is an old boy of the college.


The No 32 (college) Squadron drawn up on parade before the presentation is made.