Jim Vane - Air Training Corps

Running time
1 min 18 sec
Department of Veterans' Affairs


I was a member of the air-training corps for about eight months before I was eighteen ... We used to meet once a week there and train how to march, and various things, so we wouldn't know anything about it. But, yes, their training corps, and through them, I put my application in to join the air force and a week before I was eighteen, I went down to have an interview and a medical, down to Sydney, and then two weeks after I was eighteen, I called up … My pick of the three, that was my pick. Not because I liked the uniform or what they did, as far as the Navy was concerned, I couldn't see myself being right out there and lonely in the sea out there on a boat. Not me.

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