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ATC: 75 Years

Celebrating 75 Years of the Air Training Corps in New Zealand

ATC: 75 Years


This exhibition is a compilation of stories, anecdotes, photos and film, marking 75 years since the formation of this Air Force-based youth organisation.

Originally formed during World War Two to help recruit young men for the Air Force, the Air Training Corps (ATC) has evolved through the decades to become one of the largest, and most diverse youth organisations in the country. Once an official part of the RNZAF, since 1971 it has operated through a partnership between the NZDF and the community, under the auspices of the New Zealand Cadet Forces.

2016 marked 75 years since the ATC was first formed in New Zealand. To celebrate this significant milestone, we asked former cadets to share with us their memories and reflections of their time ‘in uniform’. This exhibition is a compilation of those shared stories, anecdotes, photos and film. Together, they provide an engaging, humorous, and inspiring insight into the experiences of those who have been part of the ATC across eight decades.

Open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm (except Christmas Day)
Entry to the Museum is free, donations are appreciated.

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