The latest quarterly edition (March 2022) of the AHSA journal – Aviation Heritage – has recently been posted to members. The full contents are listed below:
Aviation Heritage Volume 53, Number 1, March 2022
1 Photo pictorial: Supermarine Seagull V VH-ALB (former A2-4) by Neil Follett: Multiple colour photographs of Supermarine Seagull V VH-ALB on all four cover leaves.
3 The Arrivals: Charles Kingsford Smith and G.U. Allen by Neil Follett: The flight by Kingsford Smith and G.U. Allen in Avro Ten “Southern Star” VH-UMG carrying the first airmail from London Hamble (departed 7/1/1932) to Darwin (arrived 19/1/1932). This was the return leg of a round-trip from Melbourne to London and back carrying Christmas air-mail.
4 The Starters: H. Shaw by Neil Follett: The attempted flight from London to Australia by H. Shaw in General Aircraft ST-4 Monospar G-ACHS, departing Croydon on 23/10/1933 and ending with the aircraft damaged in Persia on 10/11/1933.
5 Memorial Page: Knockrow, NSW. by Neil Follett: Details of the memorial to the four RAAF members who lost their lives in the crash of Avro Anson A4-20 near Knockrow, NSW on 22/5/1944. They were F/L Ernest Allan Shackell, F/O Trevor Llewellyn Woodgate, W/O Edmund James Kiely Ahern and Sgt Gordon Hill.
6 History of Flying with Latrobe Valley Aero Club and McKenzie Flying School by Jack Garden: From Jack “Jock” Garden’s memoirs, covering the period from early 1953 until late 1959.
15 Launching Civil Aviation In Australia by Dr Leigh Edmonds: A brief history of the commencement of the Civil Aviation Branch, from a talk on 28 March 2021, the centenary of the CAB.
18 German Aviatrix 1930s Elly Beinhorn (Flight to Australia) by Neil Follett: An extract from Elly Beinhorn’s description of her flight from Berlin to Australia in 1931.
19 German Aviatrix 1930s Marga Wolff called von Etzdorf (Flight to Australia) by Neil Follett: A brief description of Marga Wolff’s attempted flight from Berlin to Australia in 1933 and details of her suicide.
20 Byways of history: Air Pageant Casey Aerodrome, Berwick 1975 by Dave Prossor: Details of the event and aircraft attending the Casey Aerodrome pageant on 23 February 1975. With colour photographs of many of the attendees.
27 For National Development and Defence by Dr Leigh Edmonds: The Australian Council of Defence and the emergence of government policy relating to civil and military aviation, 1918-1920.
32 Milne Bay Traders by Geoff Goodall: The story of civil aircraft used in the post-war salvage of military equipment at Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.
41 The RAAF at the Battle of Milne Bay by Neil Follett: A brief summary of the RAAF activities during the Battle of Milne Bay in August-September 1942.
44 Lt Frank Alberry – The One-Legged Australian Fighter Ace by Chas Schaedel: A brief biography of Lt Frank (Francis St Elmo) Alberry from Hobart, Tasmania who became an ace during World War I.