LEARNING TO BE AN AIRMAN

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Titles: “Exhibition Buildings and ground now Air Force Ground Training School and stores... V. Baird... Presents by special permission... Learning to be An Airman.”
“R.N.Z.A.F. Rongotai... Wing Commander T.W. White E.D. Officer Commanding”, shot of officer.
“Officers in charge”; group of officers walking down steps at Centennial Exhibition grounds. Sign on door: “O.C. Training School’.
“T.T.S. Instructors”; panning shots of a large group of officers.
“Station. W.O.”; officer.
“Guards on duty”; guards checking inward visitors.
“Behold ! The changing of the guard”. Marching drills on Centennial Exhibition grounds.
“Glimpse into life of a recruit... Airmen on parade for inspection”, “Ready for inspection”, “O.C. inspects airmen”, “Off for a route march”, “O.C. takes the salute”, “Airmen receive instruction” - Signs on doors followed by activities: “Lecture room No. 1”, “Carpentry Shop”, “Fabric Shop”, “Fitting Shop”, “Air Frame Rigging Shop”.
Men working on tiger moth outside hangar. Sign: “Strictly no admittance to store - This applies to all ranks”; shots of stores area.
“A little exercise”; man pushing hand barrow full of blankets. “Routine orders”; airmen looking at notice board.
Titles followed by shots of areas: “Dental Clinic”. “Hospital”. “Peep in Cook-House”, “Sergeants [sic] Mess”, “Airmens Mess”. “YMCA” sign. “Canteen”. “Bar”. “Can you drink a glass full ? Watch this”; reverse photography of man filling glass from his mouth, “And then” ;- downs another glass.
“Airmens Dormitory”, “Barber”, “A spot of ironing”, “What airmen like best”; pay-day. “Airmen parade passing-out ceremony - First flights”. “O.C. takes the salute”. “Group Captain A. Det. Nevill A. D.C. inspects airmen”. “Such men keep our planes in the air and help win the war - Thank you”. Flag flying.

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Year 1941

Reference number F47563

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Duration 0:10:40

Credits Photography: Victor Baird