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Goldfields boy earns his wings
Goldfields boy earns his 'wings'

A Kalgoorlie-Boulder man has been announced as dux of his course after graduating as a Royal Australian Navy Aircrewman.

Anthony Da Silva was presented with his “wings” by Commander of the Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Tim Barrett on July 26 in a special ceremony at HMAS Albatross in Nowra, New South Wales.

Mr Da Silva said he enjoyed the diversity and excitement of his job.

“My job is something very different to an everyday job, not many people get to jump out of a helicopter or fly at low altitude through valleys conducting map of the earth flying,” he said.

Proud parents Waerata and Bill Da Silva made the trip from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to see the special presentation.

Mrs Da Silva said it tookher son 12 months to complete the course.