Peter Jensen - EATS in Canada

Running time
1 min 27 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


I wanted to be a pilot like every young bloke in those days. We all wanted to fly and the flying that was going on, you know, new flying records being put up England to Australia and all that sort of business.

It was always a news item and we all wanted to fly but when I went in to apply I was put down for training as a pilot but when I got there at the end that was scrubbed, you know. They went through and recalibrated everybody and I ended up a wireless op air gunner.

Went to Canada and I did pretty well there and in wireless I came second. There were about, in our course, Australians, New Zealanders, some Canadians. There could have been, could have been about 1200 in the course and I came second in that and then we went to gunnery at another place and I topped gunnery so when we passed out, four were picked out for commissions and fortunately I got a commission.

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