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Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material The National Archives of the UK and to the Australian Joint Copying Project. Citation of items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material at the National Archives of the UK and to the AJCP nla. Original Correspondence.
The National Archives of the UK. Dates used in this finding aid refer to those of the records selected for filming rather than to those of the original Series or File. This online finding aid, published by the National Library of Australia in , is a revised online version of the original paper handbooks:.
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While the information may not reflect current understanding, it is provided in an historical context. Australian Joint Copying Project. Handbook Part 6. From to the Ministry was also responsible for regulating civil aviation and from to it was responsible for aircraft production. The Ministry was absorbed into the Ministry of Defence in In February a Joint War Air Committee was appointed to co-ordinate the design and procurement activities of the the separate air services of the Admiralty and the War Office. In May it was superseded by an Air Board. Its president was deemed to be a minister and it was given responsibility for aircraft design, requirements, and allocation.
At the same time the Ministry of Munitions took over from the service departments responsibility for the supply and inspection of aeroplanes, seaplanes, engines, and accessories. Its function in regard to aircraft design, programme and policy passed to the Ministry of Munitions. It was under the political authority of the Secretary of State for Air.
Selected items only have been copied from all pieces. Pieces and were not filmed as they mainly comprise copies of war diaries of Australian squadrons, copies of all of which are held by the Australian War Memorial. Pontoons allowed for safe landings on water, where cross winds were less problematic.
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The largest pontoon stretched under the belly the entire foot length of the aircraft. A smaller pontoon was located on the tip of each of the bottom wings, providing it with stability. The Burgess-Dunne was shipped to England on board the S. Athenia to remain on standby during The First World War, but bad luck caught up with the aircraft once again.
Despite this, the battered aircraft was sent to the Central Flying School at Uphavon for trials, but it was never repaired. Its only aircraft, now in pieces, was abandoned on Salisbury Plain. In the early period of the war the two services accepted only applicants who were qualified pilots. There were very few of these and the hundreds of young Canadians who sought to volunteer for the RFC and RNAS were first required to enter a civilian flying school and obtain the necessary certificate at their own expense.
Courts martial Prisoner of war records Records in other archives Further reading. Service records 3. The records in AIR 79 usually contain the following information: date and place of birth physical description religious denomination next of kin spouse and children date of joining promotions units served in award of medals date of discharge RAF service numbers between and indicate that the airmen previously served with the Royal Navy and then subsequently the Royal Naval Air Service, before transferring to the RAF.
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