Group portrait of three men standing in front of an Avro Lincoln, A73-2 'Nyhuan' also known as 'Pathfinder', a long range navigation trainer and survey aircraft. Identified from left to right: Mr ...
ID numberP03702.001
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Print other than silver gelatin
MakerUnknown
Place madeAustralia: Victoria, Melbourne, Fishermans Bend
Date madec 1949 - 1950
DescriptionGroup portrait of three men standing in front of an Avro Lincoln, A73-2 'Nyhuan' also known as 'Pathfinder', a long range navigation trainer and survey aircraft. Identified from left to right: Mr Francis Hodgson, photographer; Mr Charlie Highett, tower controller; Mr Robert (Bob) Miles, test flight engineer. This aircraft was often flown by Wing Commander D R 'Gel' Cuming (not pictured), the head of the Aircraft Research and Development Unit (ARDU) of the RAAF and the first pilot to fly a jet aircraft (a Gloster Meteor) in Australia. Mr Hodgson was a photographer with the Department of Aircraft Production (DAP) later called the Government Aircraft Factory (GAF), Beaufort Division, manufacturing Beauforts and Beaufighters during the Second World War.