Tuesday 19 August 2008 by Amanda Rebbeck. 2 comments.
Personal Stories The England to Australia Air Race

Captain Cedric Howell was one of Australia’s greatest fighter pilots. Initially serving as a sniper with No. 46 Battalion he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in March 1917; part of the original group of 200 Australians recruited from the AIF. He joined No. 45 Squadron, RFC and saw active service with this unit in France and Italy.

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Wednesday 13 February 2008 by Peter Burness. 9 comments.
Aircraft 1914 - 1918 The England to Australia Air Race

In March 1919, four months after the war was over, the Australian government announced that it would give a £10,000 prize for the first successful flight from England to Australia. Despite the obvious dangers, this appealed to some airmen, not yet discharged, who were awaiting repatriation home.

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