Compac Jointers Course

1962 Compac Cable Jointing Course – New Zealand

Ed: I received these pictures from interested reader Ray Henshaw from New Zealand. Ray writes:

Hi Robert,pleased to hear from you, have sent two pics, one of all the jointers at the school in Newmarket, included are your [Australian] jointers.

The two in white are the instructors from the British Post Office. 

The other pic is preparing to install the only land based repeater into a concrete pit with running water from a nearby spring. It was on a farm above the Muriwai beach. There were a lot of pics taken on the project ,not been able to locate them yet. Would be pleased to hear of any progress [on the Compac Celebrations].

Regards  Ray Henshaw.

Top: Bill Lidgard (J); Neil Tynan (A); John Leijh(S); Osbourne (HQ); Ken Coates (X); ?? (A); Dave ? (J);

Centre: Peter Smith (S); Aussie ? (J); Alan Rawdon (J); Ian Glendening (J); Ray Hensaw (Res/J/Equip/ Maint); John Maddison (J); Mick Stansfield (A)

Front: Bill Marshall (PR0; Ken Evans (X); Aussie ? (J); Roy ? (BPO)   Bernard Ash (BPO); Aussie ? (J); Aussie ? (J)

  • J = Jointer,
  • A = Armourer,
  • S = Set Up,
  • HQ = HQ Rep,
  • X = Xray;
  • PR= Public Relations

[Ed: If you know the names of these Australians, please let me know]

Below: Preparing to install the only land based repeater into a concrete pit with running water from a nearby spring. It was on a farm above the Muriwai beach.

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One thought on “Compac Jointers Course

  1. Is that Graham Huddy bottom right? I would love to try and get the names sorted out. Anyone know or have more photos of the course?

    I also remember someone like Ray Baty telling me he had his bag packed in case he had to fly off for a cable failure. Sounds like he was on the course, but it may be a later course of course! Also it was a small comment in my interview with him as a trainee in 1967.

    Percy Day also had some early training.

    Anyone able to help?

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