Doug and Joan head to Melbourne and then board the Kuala Lumpur for PNG, Japan and Hong Kong. A stage show, new shopping experiences, a royal encounter, a new suit in HK and then a peek into forbidden China.
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 enlisted into the War in April 1940 and in September is sent to 28th Infantry Battalion in Perth. Training, vaccinations, infantry battle practice and a big parade before call-up to the RAAF.