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Paul McGuiness RAAF Archive
Paul McGuiness is an Australian aviation researcher and historian. Using primary sources he has assembled detailed information on the history of each plane
used by Australians and Australian forces in WWl and WW2, and on personnel involved.

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History of Australian Military Aviation

First World War

Armstrong Whitworth FK3

Avro 504

Bristol F2b Fighter

Fairey Aviation Model lllD Seaplane

Martinsyde G.100 G 102 Elephant

Maurice Farman S.11 Shorthorn

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2

Royal Aircraft Factory BE12

Royal Aircraft Factory RE.8

Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A Experimental Scout

Sopwith Camel B Series

Sopwith Camel C D E F Series

Sopwith Snipe

Sopwith Scout (Pup)

Sopwith 1½ Strutter

Supermarine Seagull lll

Supermarine Southampton Mk 1

Westland Wapiti


Post First World War

Bristol Bulldog

De Havilland DH.9A

Hawker Demon

Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5A

Avro 504K


Second World War

458 Sqd Wellingtons

460 Sqd Wellingtons

466 Sqd Wellingtons


Further Information:

Aces and Aviators WWl Database

Material Relating to Australia

Aircraft Types Used By Australian Forces 1914 - 1918

Maurice Farman S.11 Shorthorn

67 Sqd (Australian) RFC

The Maurice Farman MF.11 Shorthorn was a French aircraft developed before World War I by the Farman Aviation Works.It was used as a reconnaissance and light bomber during the early part of World War I, later being relegated to training duties.

A2521

00Sep16 Built as A2521 the 89th of 100 Maurice Farman S.11 Shorthorn aircraft built by the Aircraft Manufacturing Co Ltd (Airco) in their facility at Hendon, London UK. Built to Contract 87/A/109 dated July 1916 in the Serial Range A2433 to A2532.

00Oct16 Taken on charge by the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) for acceptance checks by the Aeronautical Inspection Department at RFC Station Farnborough, Hampshire.

00Mar17 Allocated to the Expeditionary Force Egypt. Aircraft moved to the Southern Aircraft Repair Depot at South Farnborough, Hampshire UK to be prepared for shipment to Egypt.

00Jul17 Received for assembly and testing by X Aircraft Depot (XAD) at RFC Station Aboukir, Alexandria Egypt.

00Aug17 Received by X Aircraft Park (XAP) at RFC Station Kantara, Suez Canal Egypt.

00Aug17 Received for use by No.57 Training Squadron at Ismailia airfield, Egypt.

15Jul17 Engine problems and poor airmanship resulted in an accident in which CPT G.N Wales was injured.

00Sep17 Attached to C Flight, No.67 (Australian) Sqn Training Flight at Ismailia.

25Oct17 On 1st Solo flight SGT B.G Russon suddenly nosedived and crashed beside the airfield at Ismailia. The aircraft was extensively damaged and SGT Russon was killed in the crash.

AFC Student pilot No.317 SGT Bertie George Russon (31) of Toowoomba QLD was buried in Grave A.42 of the Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery Ismailia, Suez Canal, Egypt. He is also remembered at Location 187 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT.

30Oct17 Aircraft struck off charge by HQ 20th (Reserve) Training Wing

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