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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 1. Friday, March, 2, 1945

Students Overseas Write Home

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Students Overseas Write Home

Salient '45 will endeavour to run a regular half-column of news from our students overseas. To do this we need your co-operation. We ask for letters or scraps of information about your friends and acquaintances in the Services. These should be left in the Salient box on the main notice board and will be returned via the letter racks. If so required, portions of letters may be marked "Not to be printed."

John Williamson, writing from Fiji, expresses his appreciation of the chocolate and "Victoria Calling" sent him by the Association.

Allan Greer, who is a Flight Sergeant in the Air Force in Canada, "ran into Ray Ball in Detroit a few months back, and, more recently, met up with Tup Turner in Montreal—also Bob Harkness—all Commerce students."

P/O R. M. Scoones, otherwise Sam Scoones, "had a most pleasant surprise in receiving a parcel of four bars of real chocolate—a somewhat rare and ever-welcome commodity in war-time England."

A long letter from Hugh Marwick who is stationed on Norfolk Island with the Meteorological Section of the R.N.Z.A.F., describes the people and life on the island. He also mentions that both he and his brother George hope to be home in time for the Freshers' Welcome.

Phil Armstrong after almost a year on Santos and Emirau, writes hoping to be back in mid-April.

Mike (Moa) Mitchell is still having a happy time messing about in boats on Santos for the Air Sea Rescue Service. His brother, Pete Mitchell, writes from Italy to say that there are lots worse places than good old Trentham.

Pete Morris, from England, complains of the poor beer. He has just started flying for the Fleet Air Arm. Also from England, due to come home soon, is George Ivy.

News of the month is made by Squadron Leader Ron Baird, extreasurer of the Stud. Ass. He now sports an O.B.E. justly earned by capable administration in the Pacific area.

Also expected back soon are Wilf Watson and Stan Low.