AFC / RFC operations Western Front / Middle East (World War 1, 1 April 1915 to 31 October 1918)

About This Campaign

Australian pilots were few and far between in the early years of WW1.  However by War's end they had certainly made their mark.

Numbers of Australian pilots served with RFC and later RAF units as well as in the Australian Flying Corps.  

A significant number of these men went on to play key roles in civil and military aviation;

 

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, Charles Ulm , Sir Patrick Taylor, Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith were just a few among many who shaped aviation in the 20th century and who had 'cut their teeth' in the skies of WW1. 

 

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Names

Showing 6 people of interest from campaign

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KINGSFORD-SMITH, Charles Edward

Service number Commi...
Lieutenant
Royal Flying Corps
British Army
Born 19 Feb 1897

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HARMAN, Charles James

Service number 251051
Squadron Leader
RAAF Headquarters
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 22 Oct 1878

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MCCLOUGHRY, Wilfred Ashton

Service number Officer
Air Commodore
Unspecified British Units
British Army
Born 26 Nov 1894

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TAPLIN, Leonard Thomas Eaton

Service number W74516
Captain
11th Battalion VDC (WA)
Army Reserve WW2
Born 16 Dec 1895

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SMITH, Keith McPherson

Service number Officer
Lieutenant
Royal Flying Corps
British Army
Born 20 Dec 1890

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PALLISER, Arthur John

Service number Offic...
Lieutenant
No. 4 Squadron
Australian Flying Corps
Australian Flying Corps
Born 2 Mar 1890