Group portrait of graduates from No 18 Pilots Course who have completed their initial training at ...

Accession Number P01839.002
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Adamson, Edwin G
Place made Australia: Victoria, Somers
Date made 27 August 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait of graduates from No 18 Pilots Course who have completed their initial training at No 1 Initial Training School RAAF (Squadron 3, Flight 17). These airmen who enlisted in the RAAF under the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) will now commence elementary flying training. Left to right: Back row: Aircraftman 2 (AC2) M.N. Austin; AC2 C.E. Caldwell-Wearne; AC2 H.J. McColloch; AC2 P. or E.T. Dunn; AC2 A.B. Blaxstone; AC2 J. Weeden; AC2 Jones. Second row: AC2 C.W. or P.K. Harrison; AC2 B.A. Niven; AC2 L.C. Andrews; AC2 G.B. Wootten; AC2 K.G. Paynter; AC2 L.C. Wood; AC2 J.A. Sharkey; AC2 K.M. Hayes; AC2 J.S. Morrison; AC2 ? Noble; AC2 Johnstone. Third row: AC2 M.J. Carse; AC2 Cooper; 413018 AC2 (later Sergeant [Sgt]) Mervyn John Nichols (killed in an accident at Service Flying Training School in Monteith, South Australia on 4 August 1942); 412972 AC2 (later Pilot Officer [PO]) Kenneth Herbert William Kirkland (lost on operations over the Netherlands on 30 January 1944); AC2 S.D. Thistleton; 413011 AC2 (later Flying Officer [FO]) Leonard Brian McDermott (killed in an accident in Malta on 24 January 1944); AC2 J.O.W. Olsson; AC2 R.N. Walker; AC2 W. Bagley; AC2 M.J. Wilcox. Front row: AC2 T.H.A. Mallick; AC2 J.K. or J.M. Aitken; AC2 W.H. or N.W. Reid, probably 409410 AC2 (later Sgt) Neil Wedgewood Reid (killed in an accident in Rhodesia on 5 November 1942); AC2 D.W. Moffatt; AC2 T.D. Thompson; Sergeant Sullivan; 403040 AC2 (later Warrant Officer) Robert Hawkins Strachan (killed in an accident in India on 16 January 1945); 412939 AC2 (later PO) Allan Thompson Field (lost on operations over Italy on 4 July 1944); AC2 May; AC2 M.E. Stevenson;412931 AC2 (later Sgt) James Ernest Eason (killed in an accident in Kenya on 29 January 1943); AC2 Biggs. (Donor K. Hayes)