Buzacott, Alan Ernest, (b.1899 - d.1983)

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Liverpool
Accession Number PR03454
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 3 items: 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Letters, Photograph, Documents
Maker Various
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Liverpool
Date made 1918
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to Alan Ernest Buzacott, First World War. Colllection comprises 3 items: a letter from Buzacott's sister Mary to a friend describing the exam taken by Alan Buzacott to gain his avaiation certificate at the New South Wales Aviation School, Liverpool; a photograph of Buzacott wearing flying gear with the New South Wales Aviation School sleeve badge; and Buzacott's Australian Aero Club Aviator's Certificate.

History / Summary

Mary Buzacott's letter is a lively and informative account of the aerial test taken by her brother Alan to gain his aviation certificate commenting that 'Alan did his flight in the shortest time in the school - 17 minutes - and was the only one who did not balk at all in the landing'. She goes on to write how Alan was unable to join the Australian Flying Corps 'The date for the boys sailing was practically fixed when the news came of the Armistice came through. They were very annoyed to think they hadn't even got away'.