Military Aircraft of Australia is much more than a definite and detailed presentation of all the aicraft types used by the Australian armed forces. Volume I delves briefly into the early history of aviation and revaels how lighter - than - air and, subsequently, heavier - than - air craft came to be used for military operations. It was during the first decade of the 20th Century that the Australian Government announced a competition for a " flying machine... for military purposes ". And so the story began to unfold - the appearance of aircraft in the army's inventory - the early days of the Central Flying School at Point Cook - preparations for the 1914 - 18 War - despatch of military aircraft to New Guinea - deployment of the famous Half Flight to Mesopotamia - formation of four operational and four training squadrons for service in Europe and the Middle East - and the vital part played in the war by the men and machines of the Australian Flying Corps until the 1918 Armistice.
Wing Commander Keith Isaacs A.F.C., C.R.Ae.S. ( May 30th, 1921 - ? ) was born at Drummoyne, New South Wales ( Australia ). Educated at the local St. Mark's School and St. Joseph's High School ( Rozelle, Sydney ), he entered the Citizen Military Forces ( 1941 ), has been transferred to the Australian Imperial Forces ( 1942 ) and in December that year joined the Royal Australian Air Force ( R.A.A.F. ). Qualified as a pilot, Keith Isaacs spent most of the next 17 years flying four - engined aircraft. He has flown with three air forces : the R.A.A.F., R.A.F. and U.S.A.F. Although he has held staff appointments thereafter, he still managed to publicise the R.A.A.F. in his spare time. Keith Isaacs was part - author of the best - selling The Golden Years : Royal Australian Air Force, 1921 - 1971. He retired from the R.A.A.F. at the end of 1971.
( source : Military Aircraft of Australia, 1909 - 1918 )
|Format||29 x 23 x 2 cm|
|Nbr. de pages||190|
|Etat du livre||Bon état, jaquette un peu abîmée|
|Auteur||Wing Commander Keith Isaacs|
|Collection / Série||Military Aircraft of Australia|
|Editeur||Australian War Memorial, Canberra|