On This Day
1919-1938 > Depresssion and between the wars
On This Day - 1919-1938
- June 19, 1919
CAPT H. P. Cayley, RN, led a landing party from HMAS SYDNEY, (cruiser), to put down a civil disturbance in Penang.
- June 15, 1919
HMAS AUSTRALIA, (battle-cruiser), returned home after four years service in WWI.
- June 8, 1919
HM Ships GERANIUM, MARGUERITE, and MALLOW, (sloops), arrived in Australia to sweep for mines. They were later gifted to Australia.
- June 4, 1919
The British Government offered Australia 100 aircraft as a gift, to establish an Air Force and a RAN Air Service. The gift was not accepted at this time, however, when the Royal Australian Air Force, (RAAF), was formed in March 1921, many of its aircraft were gifts from Britain.
- June 3, 1919
The first AFC was awarded to Flight Lieutenant A. Frauenfelder of No. 2 Flying School. Frauenfelder was an Australian serving with the RNAS, and trained pilots in aerial combat tactics.