|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England|
|Date made||10 February 1941|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Mr Stanley Bruce, the High Commissioner for Australia in London, talking with 402052 Sergeant ...
Mr Stanley Bruce, the High Commissioner for Australia in London, talking with 402052 Sergeant (Sgt) Leonard Graham Fuller. Sgt Fuller trained under the Empire Air Training Scheme in Australia and then Canada, before arriving in England. Sgt Fuller went on to fly with No 37 Squadron RAF in Italy, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) for operational flying over Palermo, Italy, and was also commissioned. Flying Officer Fuller returned to Australia to be an instructor at No 1 Operational Training Unit (1OTU) at Sale, Victoria, and was killed in an accident on 18 March 1944 riding a bicycle near 1OTU. As a trainee pilot at No 2 Service Flying Training School (2SFTS) at Wagga Wagga, in Southern NSW in 1940, he was involved in a mid-air collision of two Avro Ansons, the two aircraft remained firmly locked together and he was able to make a successful crash landing. (Several images of this event are held in the collection of the AWM).