Notes on educational aspects of the technical training given in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, with particular reference to the training given for the trades of flight mechanic and fitter two (engine)
thesisposted on 2021-12-14, 22:43 authored by White, James Langton
It is the endeavour of the writer to give:
(i) A factual report upon the chief aspects of (a) the trade training given in the Royal New Zealand Air Force during the period September 1939 to August 1945 and (b) the system of assessing standards attained by the individuals concerned.
(ii) A detailed investigation into certain aspects of the training and examining of personnel in two particular trades, viz., flight mechanic and fitter two (engine), selected as typical of the more important Air Force trades, and illustrative of (1) above; and an endeavour to ascertain the success achieved in these trades by various types of recruits.
(iii) A preliminary consideration of the extent to which Air Force trade training has contributed (if at all) to the qualification of personnel for civilian employment after demobilisation.