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Henry Petre (Paperback): Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn
Henry Petre (Paperback): Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn

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Henry Petre (Paperback)

Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn; Edited by Jesse Russel

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Henry Aloysius Petre DSO, MC (12June 1884 - 24April 1962) was an English solicitor who became Australia's first military aviator, and a founding member of the Australian Flying Corps, predecessor of the Royal Australian Air Force. Born in Essex, he forsook his early legal career to pursue an interest in aviation, answering the Australian Defence Department's call for pilots in 1911. He chose the site of the country's first air base at Point Cook, Victoria in 1913, and established its inaugural air training facility, the Central Flying School, with Eric Harrison. Following the outbreak of World War I, Petre was appointed commander of the Mesopotamian Half Flight, the first unit of the newly formed AFC to see active service. His actions in the Middle East earned him the Distinguished Service Order, the Military Cross, and four Mentions in Despatches. Transferring to the Royal Air Force as a Major in 1918, he retired from the military the next year and resumed his civilian practice in law. He continued to fly recreationally before his death in 1962, aged seventy-seven.


Imprint: Book on Demand
Country of origin: Russian Federation
Release date: 2013
First published: 2013
Authors: Jesse Russell • Ronald Cohn
Editors: Jesse Russel
Dimensions: 279 x 210 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 100
ISBN-13: 978-5-510-65339-7
Barcode: 9785510653397
Categories: Books
LSN: 5-510-65339-6

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