The Women's [Australian] Flying Club

Accession Number F04677
Collection type Film
Measurement 26 min 6 sec
Object type Home movie
Physical description 16mm/b&w and colour (Kodachrome)/silent
Maker Caldwell (nee Stark), Amy Gwendoline
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, St Ives
Date made 1940
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Activities of the Women's Flying Club filmed by Miss Gwen Stark (married name Caldwell) the camp commandant. Weekend camp at St Ives showground. Getting meals and doing chores. Nancy-Bird Walton arrives and inspects the girls. Squadrons marching off to different duties. Squadrons preparing for the parade. Meals prepared and cleaning up after mess. First aid training. Signallers practising Morse Code. Camp at Windsor, NSW. Girls swimming in the Hawkesbury River. March past with Air Commodore De La Pine taking the salute. Drum band. Lady Wakehurst inpects the girls. St Ives, bomb disposal and gas inspectors. See also films F04786 'Flying days', F10244 'They serve that men may fly' and sound recording S00185 'Gwen Caldwell interviewed by Joyce Thompson'.

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