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Morse School at the Post Office training centre within the Trentham military camp, May 1948. The people with an asterisk after their name went on to work in the radio sector. Standing at the back: Assistant instructor Jack Douglas (ex ZLW/ZLC/ZLB). Back row from left: Don George, Ken Eustace, Stan Allen* (ZLW), Bernie Harding, Ian Hudson, Tom Scott* (ZLD/ZLW/ZME). Front row from left: Des Dufty, Clyde Williams* (ZLW/ZME/ZMV/ZLC/ZKR-briefly 3 weeks 1955), Doug Pellow* (ZLB), Eric Bissett, Jack Gardner* (ZLW/Radio Section/RI NA), Lloyd Nelson. In front: Merve Walsh.

Morse School at the Post Office training centre within the Trentham military camp, May 1948. The people with an asterisk after their name went on to work in the radio sector. Standing at the back: Assistant instructor Jack Douglas (ex ZLW/ZLC/ZLB). Back row from left: Don George, Ken Eustace, Stan Allen* (ZLW), Bernie Harding, Ian Hudson, Tom Scott* (ZLD/ZLW/ZME). Front row from left: Des Dufty, Clyde Williams* (ZLW/ZME/ZMV/ZLC/ZKR-briefly 3 weeks 1955), Doug Pellow* (ZLB), Eric Bissett, Jack Gardner* (ZLW/Radio Section/RI NA), Lloyd Nelson. In front: Merve Walsh. Photo courtesy Clyde Williams. Click to enlarge.

1963: Senior radio technicians attending a conference at Post Office headquarters

1963: Senior radio technicians attending a conference at Post Office headquarters. Courtesy Bill Heinz. Click to enlarge.

Wellington radio technicians, possibly late 1950s. Ray Allsop at right.

Wellington radio technicians, possibly late 1950s. L-R: Arthur Cheshire, Derek Rose, Ray Allsop. Arthur Cheshire was Chief Technician at Himatangi Radio in the early 1960s, and completed his career as Chief Technician, Radio Division, POHQ. Derek Rose (1922–2002) retired in the late 1980s as Assistant Director General (Telecoms) and in 1986-1987 he was President of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) and Master of the Homewood Masonic Lodge. Ray Allsop was Chief Technician at Wellington Radio ZLW in the 1940s, moving to radio section at Wellington Post Office around 1956. Photo courtesy Tony Allsop

Wellington radio technicians, possibly late 1950s. Ray Allsop at right.

Wellington radio technicians, possibly late 1950s at the old Wellington East Post Office. Ray Allsop at right. If you can identify the other man (possibly Maurice Burrell-Smith), please contact us. Photo courtesy Tony Allsop

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