Category Archives: Australian Flying Corps

Smithy's Anniversary

Charles Kingsford Smith 1897 – 1935 This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the death of one of Australia’s most famous aviators – Sir Charles Kingsford Smith. Many recognize him as the face on the A$20 note but few know … Continue reading

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Over The Front

over the front – the Great War in the Air is an exhibition now open at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The exhibition reflects the part Australians played in the air battles over the battlefields of the Western Front. … Continue reading

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AIF takes to the air.

In September 1912 Government approval was given for the establishment of an Australian military flying school. The Central Flying School was based at Point Cook in Victoria. At the commencement of the Great War the Australian Flying Corps was formed … Continue reading

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