Log book of George Harvey Barron

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Accession Number AWM2019.22.268
Collection number PR01398
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Log book
Physical description 65 Image/s captured
Maker Barron, George Harvey
Place made Australia, Malaysia, Malta, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1952-1954
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953
Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.
Description

Log book relating to the Malayan Emergency service of A38786 Sub-Lieutenant George Harvey Barron, 811 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Australian Navy.

This flying log book records flights that Lynch took between 15 January 1952 and 3 August 1954, and includes details such as units, dates, types of aircraft, passengers, and purposes of the flights. Barron did his initial training in Australia, where he practiced the basics of aircraft handling, landings, and navigation. He then completed further training in England, performing cross country flights, aerobatics, evasive tactics, strafing, cloud flying, and formation flying. Subsequently, Barron served as a pilot during the Malayan Emergency, but was grounded due to medical reasons in late 1954.

Additionally, this log book contains several of Barron’s photographs of aircraft, as well his graduation certificate for the Naval Air Fighter School (dated 4 November 1953).