Air Training Corps
Established in 1941 as a youth cadet organisation to foster interest in a career in the airforce, modeled on a similar system set up in Britain.
The Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales (Taree, NSW), 6th January 1943 page 4.
In 2014 it was recognised for the training it had provided to thousands of commercial pilots.
( In researching for this article I found a quote that the lady Commandant of the Women’s Air Training Corps believed that every one girl taken into the Women’s Auxillary Air Force in Australia would release two men for active service. Hmm. So one “girl” could do the work of two “men”? Perhaps the “girls” should have been doing the flying and fighting seeing as they were twice as effective?)
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