Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 7, No. 1 March 28, 1944
Christmas parcels and contents seem to have been appreciatively consumend from the four corners of the earth, judging by our large overseas mail. Greetings and thanks have been received from Sub-Lt. Ralph Mander, B. S. Devine, Pte. O. R. Anderson, Major A. L. Lomas, Bdr. C. T. Irvine, and Lt. J. M. Cope.
Major R. G. Bannister writes of Christmas spent in an isolated bay with no communications with the outside world except by barge; swimming, canoeing, and just doing nothing—a very much favoured pastime in this climate.
P.O. Radio Mechanic R. Kellaway asks to be remembered especially to members of Weir 39-41. After fifteen months spent in Bombay, he says: "I have obtained quite a good idea of current Indian affairs and the Congress disturbances. It struck me that there was much room for improvement in the present order. On the other hand, when you get to know India you realise more and more that, apart from one Indian in a million, Home Rule would be impossible. It is a far greater problem than it appears on the surface."
Pte. Noel Anderson is looking forward to sequels to V.U.C. News Bulletin No. 1, included in the year's parcel.
Lt. C. J. Wright is still in light coastal forces and spent a gay seven days' leave in Edinburgh in December.
P.O. Radio Mechanic A. W. Mc-Naught writes of busy days from Colombo and S/Ldr. R. W. Baird sends a Christmas airgraph "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" from S.E. Command.