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Henry Talbot Hammond interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 734717
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Hammond, Henry Talbot, 1893-1982, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1974 May 1 
1 tape reel : 15/16 ips, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Group Captain Henry Talbot Hammond, discusses his enlistment in the AIF in 1915; the rescue of the 14th Brigade in the desert; training in the 5th Division; the 56th Battalion; Tel El Kebir; Royal Flying Corps; Netheravon; Central Flying School Upavon; Nieuports; Richthofen's Circus; Bishop; Marie Cappel; SE5; life as a POW; Shadwell; Clausthal; building an escape tunnel; Niemeyer impersonation escape attempt ; RAAF; Citizen Air Force; Hammond Aerial Transport Co.; accident at Coonabarabran; barnstorming; Adastra; Holden's Air Transport, New Guinea; instructor at Richmond; Wirraways; experiences during World War 2 at Richmond, in the Pacific and at Laverton; Brown and Dureau; aerial mapping; Early birds.

Biography/History

Group Captain Hammond had a distinguished career in the Royal Australian Air Force and subsequently worked with Adastra, the company prominent in mapping activities in Australia.

Notes

Recorded at his home in Sydney.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-214893317

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) and transcript (34 p.) available. 
Subjects Hammond, Henry Talbot, 1893-1982 -- Interviews.  |  Soldiers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Air pilots -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Retired military personnel -- Australia -- Interviews
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 121/51
Copy: Recording
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ORAL TRC 121/51 (transcript)
Copy: Transcript
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ORAL TRC 121/51 (summary)
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