Do you have a story to tell about your time in the blue uniform?
We are after memories, stories, photos and objects, for a special exhibition to mark the 75th anniversary of the Air Training Corps in New Zealand.
Given that the ATC has had such a close association with the RNZAF since its formation in 1941, there are surprisingly few artefacts or records relating to it in the Museum’s collection. This is why we are putting the call out to you, to help us fill in the gaps.
The exhibition will be presented both in a physical form at the Museum, and online via our website and social media channels. It will be focused around individuals and their experiences, drawn from across the ATC’s 75-year history.
If you’d like to take part in this project, please take a few minutes to complete the form below, or get in touch with us directly by email or phone (03) 343-9580.
Post by aileronroll on Aug 12, 2016 18:43:25 GMT 12
75 Years! Well done to the ATC, and to the RNZAF who have provided remarkable support to this very worthwhile organisation!
Dave, I'm guessing a lot of your forum members are ex or current ATC members, and I hope you don't mind me sharing a few memories here, perhaps others could provide their greatest memory?
I was a member for six years in the 1980's and reached the lofty rank of Cadet WO, it is the ATC's fault I recently logged by 10,000th flying hour. My greatest memory was completing a patrol in a P3-K Orion during a live and work scheme week with 5 Squadron. My greatest challenge was learning to march in step! Our unit had a crusty old Army WO Class 2, left over from the second world war whose instructional technique was similar to that seen in the movie Full Metal Jacket! I eventually mastered this task and learnt to love our Instructor whose efforts ensured we consistently had the best drilling of any local unit! My last contact with an ATC unit was around 6 years ago when four of us from my current flying unit managed to take every member of the local ATC Sqn for a CT4 flight.