Photograph of Air Force Guard', Canberra - part of the operations of the early RAAF. The photograph was accompanied by one taken on 9 May 1927, at the opening of the new Australian Parliament House, and it is likely that this image was taken at the same time. Contemporary newspapers mention the Air Force Guard providing guards of honour for the visit of the Duke of York, who visited Australia for the event.

The photograph is part of a collection of material associated with the service of Australian Flying Corps photographer and later RAAF trainer Flight Lieutenant Norman Henry Clutterbuck, the maternal uncle of the previous owner Ray Kerby.

The Australian Air Force, created in January 1920 to replace the Australian Air Corps, was granted the King's consent to become Royal Australian Air Force on 13 August 1921.

Description of Content

Rows of men in uniform, holding rifles on shoulders and marching behind leader. Bunting appears above them.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph on paper.

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