Doug sent to 14 Squadron, RAAF Pearce. Base active with patrols up the WA coast. Pilots needed, Roly to UK. More on planes, life on base, pilots “Bluey” Truscott, Keith Chisolm, Keith Truscott, and Charles Learmonth. Tales of pilots lost and Beauforts crash problem.
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.