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i Service May Commence I Soon.

The Minister for Defence, Mr. Bowden, visit- ed the Mascot aorodorao yesterday, and on his return ho said that ho hoped to get the Sydney-Adelaide flying servlco Into opera- tion soon. ,

Ho had promised the Larkin Aircraft Com- pany that he would allow the company to commence operations with tho aeroplanes al- ready In Its possession as soon as ho waB assured that the now aeroplanes ordered In England had received an airworthy certifi-


Mr. Dowden announced that ho had received a most interesting report from Flight-Com- mander Cobby, who made an overland jour- ney from Derby to Wyndham to select land- ing places for an oxtouslon of the Geraldton Dorby flying services to Wyndham. The route, via Fltzroy's Crossing, Hall's Creek, and the Ord Valley, was found to be quite practicable. The air mlleago would be 560, to be done In three Btages.

If funds can be made available out of the civil aviation vote, the extension of the ser- vice will be authorised, said tun Minister. Meanwhile preparations along the line of route are to bo proceeded with.

A proposal to transfer the Randwick wire- less station from the navy to the air force led to an inspection of the station by Mr. Bowden yesterday. The air force require! tt for an experimental station.

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