Wallet 1 of 1 - Three Royal Australian Navy (RAN) flying log books and a student pilot's licence relating to the RAN Fleet Air Arm career and Korean War service of D.436 Captain Peter Goldrick

Place Asia: Korea
Accession Number AWM2021.22.140
Collection number PR03284
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 1
Object type Log book
Physical description 215 Image/s captured
Maker Royal Australian Navy
Place made Australia, Korea, United Kingdom
Date made 1948-1969
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Korea, 1950-1953
Period 1960-1969
Period 1940-1949
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Collection relating to the Fleet Air Arm and Korean War service of D.436 Captain Peter Goldrick, Royal Australian Navy (RAN), 1948-1969.

Wallet 1 of 1 - Consists of three Royal Navy flying log books and a UK Ministry of Aviation student pilot's licence relating to the service of Peter Goldrick. The first log book begins in October and includes Goldrick's experiences as a pilot trainee learning to fly on the de Havilland Tiger Moth and the North American Harvard at No 22 Flying Training School RAF; Goldrick being awarded the flying badge in September 1949; his postings to the Operational Flying School at Lossiemouth; Goldrick's conversion to the Fairey Firefly, Supermarine Seafire and Hawker Sea Fury; training at the Naval Air Fighter School; and the first three months of Goldrick's operations in Korea, ending in December 1951. The second log book begins in January 1952 and contains brief entries as Goldrick was wounded in action on 5 January 1952. On that day Goldrick participated in a strike on gun positions along the Yesong River, on the north side of the Han estuary, close to the neutral area around Panmunjom. He was hit in the arm by a bullet during this sortie but managed to return and land safely on the HMAS Sydney. The third logbook records Goldrick’s posting to 723 Squadron RAN until September 1954. The log book documents Goldrick's subsequent flying career with 723, 820, 816 and 725 Squadrons RAN until June 1960. Entries thereafter are less frequent with the final being in October 1969, by which time Goldrick had logged 2,400 flying hours.