On April 26, 1943, Alec joins 605 Squadron.
He is checked out on an Oxford by Squadron Leader Stubbs on April 26, and he then soloed on the 29th.
On May 3, 1943, Alec flies a Miles Magister and Pilot Officer Robertson is a passenger in the front seat.
On May 7, Flight Lieutenant Green introduces him to the Mosquito, a Mk III.
The Mark III was a dual control variant without armament. The prototype was a converted NF Mk II which flew on 30 January 1942 and first deliveries were to the Mosquito Training Unit in September 1942. The T Mk III remained in service until 1955.
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On May 11, 1943, Alec flies a Mosquito with P/O Robertson as the passenger. Pilot Officer Robertson would become his navigator and will become part of a team just like George Stewart and Paul Beaudet were.
Hey… We’re a team…!