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Southern View: March 14, 2017

Southern View: March 14,

FREE TUESDAY MARCH 14 2017 379 7100 Southern View Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Bellbird (Korimako) March 19 2017 14km 6km ENTER NOW $25 Online • PakNSave • New World • The Athletes Foot • YMCA Children 10 years old and under free Spreydon, Hoon Hay, Hillmorton, Cracroft, Cashmere, St Martins, Somerfield, Sydenham, Addington, Waltham, Opawa, Beckenham, Huntsbury, Woolston Oldest collegian flew secret war missions • By Julia Evans AT 101-YEARS-OLD, Naylor Hillary will be the oldest collegian at the St Andrew’s centenary this weekend. Like many of the college’s 14,000 previous students, he has had an interesting past. Mr Hillary is one of the last living veterans of the Royal Air Force’s Tempsford 138 Special Duties Squadron, which he was a navigator for in World War 2. THe squadron specialised in dropping resistance fighters and their supplies behind enemy lines in a Mk IV Short Stirling. Its existence was so classified, it wasn’t SQUAD: Naylor Hillary (second from left) in 1943 with the Tempsford 138 Special Duties Squadron. Hurry this special offer ends: 31 March 2017. Limited appointments available. T&Cs apply even acknowledged until 1989, and the full story has still not come to light. At the end of last year Mr Hillary was awarded the French Legion d’Honneur medal (right) by the French ambassador for his services. He doesn’t talk about it much – life is a lot quieter for him now. He reads the paper each morning, takes long walks and goes to church every Sunday without fail. THere’s an All Blacks jersey hanging on his wall signed by Richie McCaw. Mr Hillary’s grandson organised it for his 100th birthday. He was chuffed, he watches the rugby whenever it’s on. But Mr Hillary said his career really began when he started attending St Andrew’s in 1929. “I had three older sisters so mum and dad packed me off to board at St Andrew’s to toughen me up,” he said. THe cold showers, morning runs around the school paddock and open air sleeping quarters did the trick, he said. •Turn to page 4 ouse of earing CLINIC PHONE Fendalton 03 351 3535 Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora 03 310 7355 Ashburton 03 307 8949 Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our re-oiling service. Rejuvenate your lacquered CEDAR BLINDS High-tech Cleaning We clean and repair all types of blinds – Venetians, Cedar, Verticals, Roller, Hollands, Romans and Pleated – with environmentally friendly cleaning products. Temperature Controlled Drying Re-oiling & Rejuvenating Fabric Blinds - such as Austrian and Roman Same Day Pick Up & Drop Off We offer a same-day, pick up and drop off service for most types of blinds. Bookings are required. Convenient Location Drop blinds into us by 9am, at 330 Cashel Street (near the Fitzgerald end), and collect them at the end of the day. New Blind Sales Priced from $30 Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $20 per blind Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St, Christchurch SCAN QR code for Info > PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 7.30am to 5.00pm