|Place||Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Richmond|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Richmond|
|Date made||March 1940|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Outdoor group portrait of No. 26 Course, RAAF. Group is that half of the course who graduated at ...
Outdoor group portrait of No. 26 Course, RAAF. Group is that half of the course who graduated at Richmond Flying School, NSW, the other half being at Laverton, Victoria. Course members are all cadets. Flying instructors are indicated by rank. Identified in the back row from left to right: 575 Cadet Frederick Reginald McGrill (later Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) and died in an accident in Bass Strait on 11 December 1944); 557 Cadet Nelson Prior Reid (later Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) and died in an accident in New Guinea on 8 December 1941); 589 Cadet Bruce William Graham (later Sqn Ldr); 579 Cadet George Robert Shave (later Wing Commander (Wing Cdr)); 564 Cadet James McDonald Davidson (later Sqn Ldr O397); 585 Cadet Garth Millett Snook (later Sqn Ldr and awarded Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)); Cadet Derek Randal Cuming (later Air Commodore O33012); 583 Cadet Joseph Irwin Stanley (later Sqn Ldr); 574 Cadet Clifford Richard McKenny (later Sqn Ldr and died in an accident in New Guinea on 13 May 1944); 572 Cadet Vaughan East (later Flt Lt and awarded Air Force Cross (AFC); Cadet Claude Hippingstone Dodwell Browne (later Wing Cdr O3102); 567 Cadet Bryan Todd (later Sqn Ldr and awarded DFC); 587 Cadet Arthur Herbert Verdun Polley (later Flt Lt); and 584 Cadet Jack Royston Kinninmont (later Wing Cdr O3104 and awarded DFC and Bar).
Centre row from left to right: 581 Cadet Bryan John Wiley (later Flt Lt); 578 Cadet Adam Howie Brydon (later Sqn Ldr and awarded DFC and Bar); Flying Officer (FO) Read; Flt Lt Thomson; Flt Lt Primrose; 77 Flt Lt Lyle Charles Macquarie Holswich (later Group Captain and died in an accident in Borneo on 10 December 1945); Flt Lt Glasscock (possibly 135 Jervis Huon Glasscock, later Wing Cdr); Flt Lt Wright; Flt Lt Cooper; Flt Lt Scott; 576 Cadet Cyril William Stark (later Sqn Ldr, awarded AFC and died on 13 April 1950); and 561 Cadet Alan Hill Boyd (later Sqn Ldr).
Front row (seated on ground) from left to right: 568 Cadet Montague David Ellerton (later FO and died in an accident in Cooktown, Queensland on 27 April 1942); 550 Cadet Vernon William Morgan (later Flt Lt and died in an accident in New Guinea on 10 November 1942); "Carlo" the dog mascot; 565 Cadet Wilfred Stanley Arthur (later Wing Cdr and awarded DSO and DFC); and 555 Cadet Geoffrey John Hitchcock (later Sqn Ldr).
Flying instructors are indicated by rank. Course members are all Cadets.