Seagull III flying boat taking off - part of the operations of the early RAAF. The photograph may have been taken at Point Cook, Victoria, and is likely to date to 1925 or later, when the Seagull Mk III was first made.

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.

In 1925 the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) ordered six British Supermarine Seagull III wooden flying boats for reconnaissance work. The Australian Air Force, created in January 1920 to replace the Australian Air Corps, had been granted the King's consent to become Royal Australian Air Force on 13 August 1921.

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Sea plane (Seagull III Flying Boat) taking off over water.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph on paper.

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