Early History of RAAF Base Richmond

The Birth of RAAF Richmond Air Base

Billy Stutt and the Richmond Flyboys - The Birth of RAAF Richmond Air Base by N F Hayes
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Early in WW1 while the AFC at Point Cook struggled to keep training planes in the air. The NSW Government put together an Aviation School flying the American Curtiss Jenny. Later this unit would develop into what is today, RAAF Richmond. The author has meticulously researched the history of this little known WW1 training unit.

There is a vast amount of biographical detail regarding the students and instructors. Their training aircraft, the Curtiss Jenny is also excellently recorded. Many of the student pilots went on to fly with the Australian Flying Corps (AFC) or RAF units.

The book has appeal to RAAF historians, medal collectors and family history researchers of the World War One Australian Flying Corps pilots. 

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