Major Syd Addison and Lieutenant Hudson Fysh in a Bristol Fighter aircraft

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    ID Number: B02040

    Place: Mejdel Jaffa Area, Mejdel

    Major Syd Addison and Lieutenant Hudson Fysh, of the Australian Flying Corps, in a Bristol Fighter aircraft at Mejdel.

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    This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection www.awm.gov.au

    Persistent URL: cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/B02040

    1. sakraft1 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Goggles, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. mymindbursts 68 months ago | reply

      The Bristol Fighter had some beef behind it.

      From Uxbridge I passed out and was posted to the fighter training squadron at Crail, Scotland.

      I did about thirty hours flying; half of it solo. By the end I could do quite a few tricks, looping the loop, roll spins and all the rest of it. I had a good instructor, Captain Dean.

      These instructors were all pilots from France. They got the wind up and had been sent home. Couldn’t take any more of it.

      He was a real ‘B,’ this Captain Dean. He used to swear and curse at you. He’d been shot down in No Man’s Land and had been rescued. If you did anything silly he’d shout. “What the hell are you doing, you’ll kill your bloody self!”

      All of this & more in a 25,000 word verbatim memoir from interviews conducted with Jack Wilson MM in his 97th year.

    3. S c o r p 68 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Australian Flying Corps AFC, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    4. © ↑↓→ suηata ←↓↑ ΨΨΨ 68 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Beautiful Vintage Memory, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. Lú_ 67 months ago | reply

      Lots more on Hudson Fysh here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_Fysh. Plus yay for distant relatives of mine (well, my husband's) showing up in the Commons!

    6. Australian War Memorial collection 67 months ago | reply

      Hi Lú - thanks for linking to the wikipedia article about Hudson Fysh.

      He was one of the people included an exhibition we did here a few years ago called Fifty Australians. You can read Hudon Fysh's entry here: www.awm.gov.au/exhibitions/fiftyaustralians/19.asp. The entry includes images of his googles, and his pilot's licence, which may also be of interest to you - and your husband!

      And yay for relatives being able to find things in the Commons!

      Liz (admin at the Memorial)

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