It must feel funny to receive so many letters from me but
thatís all I have to do. Unfortunately there isnít anything to write about
or Iíd probably write every day.
Yesterday our navigator went to the hospital with a slight case of
malaria. Because of this we will probably be delayed one more week. As it
is, weíve been here too long because the sooner we get started the sooner
weíll come home. The method of rotation they use here is the point system.
The total number of points needed to go home is 100. The points are given
1 Point for every five hours of flight
2 Points- ant-aircraft fire by the enemy
5 Points- any member of the squadron being hit by anti- aircraft fire
2 Points- for enemy fighter interception
20 Points- if you have to walk or swim back to the base.
That means a crash landing on land or water
By the way, I donít think I mentioned it but this is an Australian base
and we use Australian money as a means of exchange. We even get paid in
that money. Another thing is that all vehicles drive on the left side of
the road. Iíve finally gotten used to the money and traffic. For a while I
couldnít figure out which side of the road to walk on but now it comes
Thatís about all for now so Iíll say goodbye. My regards to all