Child­hood dreams tak­ing off

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

JACK Pin­ner is on his way to ful­fil his child­hood dream of be­com­ing a pi­lot.

The for­mer New­man Col­lege stu­dent was one of 105 men and women across the coun­try who took an oath and joined the Aus­tralian De­fence Force last week, ap­pointed to the Royal Mil­i­tary Col­lege Dun­troon.

Mr Pin­ner has had an in­ter­est in join­ing the mil­i­tary for years.

He was told he needed to gain ex­pe­ri­ence out­side of school be­fore en­list­ing, so he moved to Dubai where he stud­ied com­merce at Mur­doch Univer­sity, which runs cour­ses there. He gave up univer­sity to travel through Europe and South East Asia for 18 months be­fore re­turn­ing to Aus­tralia to be­come a di­rect en­try of­fi­cer-pi­lot.

After the re­cruit­ment cer­e­mony on Jan­uary 13, Mr Pin­ner flew to the Royal Mil­i­tary Col­lege in Can­berra. On com­ple­tion of of­fi­cer train­ing he will start his fly­ing train­ing in Tam­worth, NSW.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d431735

Sophie Maguire, Jor­dan Green and Jack Pin­ner are ap­pointed to the Royal Mil­i­tary Col­lege Dun­troon.

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