Loading the player...
ID numberF00035
Collection typeFilm
TitleWith the Australian Flying Corps in France, England and Palestine
Measurement23 min
DownloadDownload video 101.05 MB
Object type
  • Actuality footage
  • Short film
  • 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 made1918-1919
DescriptionNos 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.

Please note: The film and sound collections of the Australian War Memorial includes items which may contain: historically or culturally sensitive images and terms, confronting depictions of the consequences of warfare, and/or, human suffering or death. This material does not reflect the viewpoint of the Memorial, but rather is representative of the social attitudes and circumstances of the period or place in which it was created and also the reality and human cost of warfare.

To enquire about purchasing a copy of this item, please contact esales@awm.gov.au