14 April 1916 – Aussies arrive

1 Squadron Australian Flying Corps arrived in Egypt today nearly a month after leaving Melbourne. There are 28 officers and and 195 other ranks, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel EH Reynolds.

Unfortunately they had received little aircraft training, except for some practice in the swinging of propellers. Nor were the pilots and observers instructed at Point Cook in gunnery. armament, photography, or bombing. On arrival in Egypt most of them were sent to England for further training.

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