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EDUCATION SERVICES KEEN INTEREST SHOWN (P.A.) WELLINGTON, this day. . Members of the R.N.Z.A.F. and the R.N.Z.N. units serving in the Pacific are displaying keen interest in educational rehabilitation matters, according to Wing Commander E. Caradus, director of the R.N.Z.A.F. educational services, who recently concluded a tour of the Pacific, in which he visited all Air Force and naval units there, travelling between 8000 and 9000 miles, mostly by R.N.Z.A.F. transport squadron aircraft. The visits to the naval units were occasioned by the fact that all voluntary educational courses undertaken by naval personnel are now controlled by the R.N.Z.A.F. educational service. The primary aim of the tour was to perfect the educational and recreational facilities available in the islands. Wing-Com-mander Caradus also gave 14 addresses on educational and rehabilitation matters, the attendances ranging as high as 1200. Each lecture prompted numerous questions which, says Wing-Commander Caradus, were always carefully thought out, well expressed and to the point. The average young New Zealander is not specially interested in academic discussions, but a very practical person, and even while on operations is very much interested in his future prospects, Wing-Com-mander Caradus said. Already 5056 Naval and Air Force personnel, many of them in the Pacific, had voluntarily undertaken courses of study likely to be of advantage to them, and it was important that all necessary facilities should be available on the Pacific Naval and Air Force stations, as in 'New Zealand. Provision of such facilities assisted morale and improved service efficiency.

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MEN IN PACIFIC, Auckland Star, Volume LXXV, Issue 172, 22 July 1944

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MEN IN PACIFIC Auckland Star, Volume LXXV, Issue 172, 22 July 1944