With the Australian Flying Corps in France, England and Palestine

Accession Number F00035
Collection type Film
Measurement 23 min
Object type Actuality footage, Short film
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Hurley, James Francis (Frank)
Joyce, William Henry
Wilkins, George Hubert
Place made France: Nord Pas de Calais, Clairmarais, France: Nord Pas de Calais, Pas de Calais, Savy, Ottoman Empire: Palestine, Mejdel Jaffa Area, Jaffa, United Kingdom: England, Gloucestershire, Minchinhampton
Date made 1918-1919
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Nos 2, 3 and 4 Squadrons of the Australian Flying Corps under operational conditions in France. Preparations for bombing mission; swinging compass and bombing up an RE8 aircraft of No 3 Squadron; Sopwith Camel fighters of No 4 Sqn at Clamerais, France perform aerobatics. SE5 fighters of 'C' flight, 2 Squadron at Savy, France, take off from aerodrome. Lieutenant R C Nelson and Lieutenant V G M Sheppard, 4 Squadron pilots. The visit to the AFC wing at Minchampton and Leighterton aerodromes, Gloucestershire by General Birdwood during March 1919. Aerial machine gun training, propeller swinging and gun loading practice at Minchhampton for AFC cadets. No 1 Squadron AFC operational at Mejdel, Palestine area, January 1918. Squadron aircraft preparing for their daily missions. Bombing up Martinsyde with Hale's incendiary bombs. Lieutenant Colonel R Williams DSO commanding officer issues final orders before take off for a flight to Jaffa and the Judean Hills towards Jerusalem.

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