Informal portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) Adrian Trevor Lindley Cole, MC, Australian Flying Corps, of Malvern, Vic, wearing his flying suit. Lt Cole enlisted on 28 January 1916 and embarked from ...
ID numberP01034.050
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Film copy negative
MakerUnknown
Place madeOttoman Empire: Palestine
Date madec 1917
DescriptionInformal portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) Adrian Trevor Lindley Cole, MC, Australian Flying Corps, of Malvern, Vic, wearing his flying suit. Lt Cole enlisted on 28 January 1916 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Orsova on 16 March 1916 as a corporal with B Flight, No 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 15 June 1916, graduated as Flying Officer on 7 November 1916, Lieutenant on 7 February 1917 and Captain on 15 August 1917. 2nd Lt Cole was awarded the Military Cross on 16 August 1917 and later the Distinguished Flying Cross on 8 February 1919. He enlisted with the RAAF on 31 March 1921 and as a Group Captain he was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 11 May 1937. He served with the RAAF during the Second World War and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order on 2 October 1942. He was discharged with the rank of Air Commodore on 17 April 1946.