Doug is sent to RAAF Geraldton, No. 4 Service Flying Training School. Life on base, RAAF stores and categories for planes, PG (“Paddy”) Heffernan, leisure time on base and Geraldton town, brownie box camera, air raid precautions, rations. Promoted to Corporal. Pearl Harbor and Darwin bombings. Cec in Kota Bharu.
Doug was a lifelong Aussie Rules fan, barracking for West Perth in the WAFL. He played amateur footy in the Band of Hope Association at age 14, the Towns team in Coolgardie, Railway Rovers in Kalgoorlie and Towns at RAAF Geraldton. In later years Doug umpired matches, was a vice patron of the West Perth Football Club a patron of the Osborne Park Sunday League Football. #WAFL #AussieRules @WestPerthFC