Probably Oxford, England, 1917-02. Formal large group portrait of instructors and part of the ...

Accession Number P00864.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Probably Oxford, England, 1917-02. Formal large group portrait of instructors and part of the first group of 200 Australian cadets from the 1st AIF to attend a School of Aeronautics training course after they had volunteered to train as pilots for the Royal Flying Corps (RFC). The group is assembled in front of the stained glass windows of an Oxford University college in which the school was probably accommodated. The cadets, distinguished by white puggarees around their caps, had responded to a 1916 call from the RFC for AIF officers and other ranks to apply to train as pilots. Left to right: back row: C.E. Howell; G.T.W. Burkett; unknown; P.H. Moody; Henderson; others unknown. Sixth row: unknown; unknown; L.C. Hornabrook; unknown; H.P. Watson; A.A. Kennedy; E.C. Johnston; F.G. Sutton; unknown; unknown; A.T. Drinkwater; next three unknown; Roy Richards. Fifth row: first three unknown; Court; J. Cowan; C.H.F. Nobbs; unknown; unknown; M.J. Clark; next three unknown; G.H. Bush. Fourth Row: C. Newbold; unknown; unknown; Cocking; Williams; next three unknown; Brewer; unknown; L.J. Balderson; last three unknown. Third row: first three unknown; Ayrton; McKenzie; R.W. (or B.) Heath; unknown; Kenneth Willie Payne; Harcourt Richardson; Finlay; A.E. Palfreyman; unknown; Tinney; J.H.C. Nixon. Second row: unknown sergeant; F.S. Briggs; B. James; unknown; Powell; Powell; Elliott; E.A. (or G.O.) Newton; Cur (Kerr? Curr?); Charles Kingsford-Smith; Mackay; Halford; C.G. Fenton; G.H. Bush; unknown. Front row: Guy N. Moore; C.W.B. Martin; unknown instructors; R.J. Brownell; unknown. (Original print held in AWM Archive Store) (Donor K. Payne)

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