|Friday night parading as a teenager in the 1940s|
Describes his first part-time job with Mr. S.B. Syms, a surveyor, as a chainman. Assisted in sub-dividing land in Wharepunga, east of Otorohanga, for farms for returning serviceman. Also pegged property for new water reservoir in Forest Lake Road.
Describes character of Syms and nature of work. Had to leave because returning serviceman claimed job.
Started with D.E.Street and after 3 years went to Japan with J Force.