1930, English, No linguistic content, Photograph edition: Pilots F.E. Ebsworth, W.A.C. Dale and V.R. Webb of New South Wales on passing their flying tests, Point Cook, Victoria, ca. 1930, 1 [picture].

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Pilots F.E. Ebsworth, W.A.C. Dale and V.R. Webb of New South Wales on passing their flying tests, Point Cook, Victoria, ca. 1930, 1
 
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Physical Description
  • 1 negative : glass, b&​w ; 8.3 x 10.8 cm.
Published
  • ca. 1930.
Language
  • English
  • No linguistic content

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Title
  • Pilots F.E. Ebsworth, W.A.C. Dale and V.R. Webb of New South Wales on passing their flying tests, Point Cook, Victoria, ca. 1930, 1.
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  • Fairfax Corporation.
Published
  • ca. 1930.
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  • [picture]
Physical Description
  • 1 negative : glass, b&​w ; 8.3 x 10.8 cm.
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  • In collection: Fairfax archive of glass plate negatives.
Notes
  • Title devised from accompanying information where available.
  • Part of the: Fairfax archive of glass plate negatives.
  • Fairfax number: 7292.
  • Also available online http:/​/​nla.gov.au/​nla.obj-161969048
  • Acquired from Fairfax Media, 2012.
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  • English
  • No linguistic content
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2019-08-14 16:23:12.0

This photo depicts three of eight young men from New South Wales who, having successfully undergone a four months' course at the Point Cook Flying School from 14 December 1925 to the end of March 1926, were commissioned as Pilot Officers in the Citizen Air Force with effect from 1 April 1926.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/232534926

This photo shows (left to right) Frank C. Elsworth, William A. C. Dale, and Victor R. Webb in their new uniforms.

A photoshopped version of the photo was published in the 20 July 1926 edition of The Sun merged with two other NLA Fairfax photos that depict four of the other newly-commissioned officers from New South Wales
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/222720730

They comprise this photo of (left to right); Charles R. Gurney, Charles A. Smythe, and Stuart de B. Griffith
https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/201848364
and this one of Henry M. Thomas:
https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/201848363

The eighth new pilot officer not present in the photographs was Francis Reginald Stott.

Here is another photo of Elsworth, Dale, and Webb, taken on the same occasion:
https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/201848360

Out of 350 applicants for the training course of pilots for the Citizen Air Force commencing on 14 December 1925, thirteen were selected from New South Wales:
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/223930581
Of these 13, the eight young men listed in the comments above were the only ones from New South Wales who successfully undertook the course and were commissioned as Pilot Officers,