One night I sat down and opened the paper up and there was an advertisement, join the air force and learn to fly, and I said, 'That's me'. So I thought 'I might as well have a go at it' so I put my name down and the next thing I got a letter saying come down and have an interview and have a medical and do this and do that and finally I was accepted.
So it was February 1951 that I joined the air force at Point Cook at the flying training school and it was an eighteen-month course then so we got our wings in 1952, in July, and the Korean War had just started up and I was interested in that anyhow. So, I decided that, that's really what I wanted to do, was become a fighter pilot which, it was considered the top. If you could become a fighter pilot, that was it.