Royal Australian Air Force
Early history [change]
The first plan for an Australian air force was given to the Military Board in 1910. The plan was approved on 22 October, 1912, and five planes were ordered. A flying school was set up on 734 acres (297 ha) of land at Point Cook, Victoria, with the first students starting on 17 August, 1914.
- "Australian Military Aviation and World War One: Royal Australian Air Force". www.airforce.gov.au. http://www.airforce.gov.au/history/ww1.aspx. Retrieved 2009-05-23.