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Song of the Australian Flying Corps [music]
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Creator : Brewster-Jones, H
Place Of Creation : Adelaide[S.Aust.]
Publisher : Woodman's Music Warehouse
Date of creation : [between 1914 and 1918]
Additional Creator : Woodman's Music Warehouse
Format : Sheet music
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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The Australian Flying Corps (AFC) commenced training pilots in 1914 from its base at Point Cook. The first four students all graduated but as there was no role for them in the embryonic air service they were returned to their original army units. The AFC was organised as a corps of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), its four-line squadrons usually served separately under the orders of Britain's Royal Flying Corps.

The first small operation it undertook was joining an Australian expeditionary force in seizing German New Guinea in late 1914. The AFC was a pioneering corps that helped to lay the groundwork for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

Coverage year : [1914]
Period : 1914-1918
Further reading :

Holmes, Robyn. The collector's book of sheet music covers, Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2001

Bull, Joe. One airman's war : aircraft mechanic Joe Bull's personal diaries 1916-1919, Maryborough, Qld. : Banner Books, 1997

Conrick, Clive. The flying carpet men, Lucindale, S. Aust. : P. Conrick, 1993

Eather, Steve. Flying squadrons of the Australian Defence Force, Weston Creek, A.C.T : Aerospace Publications, c1995

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