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 World War I.  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 (/explore/people/176109), Charles Ulm , Sir Patrick Taylor, Sir Ross (/explore/people/344326) and Sir Keith Smith (/explore/people/378603) were just a few among many who shaped aviation in the 20th century and who had 'cut their teeth' in the skies of World War I. 

 

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THOMPSON, Claude Robert James

Service number COMMI...
Lieutenant
Royal Flying Corps
British Forces (All Conflicts)
Born 15 Jan 1892

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HORNE, Herbert George MacMillan

Service number COMMI...
Second Lieutenant
Born 24 Jan 1898

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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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MOREY, Alan Wilson

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
Royal Flying Corps
British Forces (All Conflicts)
Born 1 Mar 1893

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SMITH, Keith McPherson

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
Royal Flying Corps
British Forces (All Conflicts)
Born 20 Dec 1890

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PALLISER, Arthur John

Service number OFFIC...
Lieutenant
No. 4 Squadron
Australian Flying Corps
AIF WW1
Born 2 Mar 1890

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WATSON, Herbert Gilles

Service number SERVI...
Captain
No. 4 Squadron
Australian Flying Corps
AIF WW1
Born 30 Mar 1889