The Year of '19

The years aircraft: Vickers Vimy

A smell of hot Castor Oil when it flew by   

In early 1919, the Commonwealth Government of Australia offered a prize of £A10,000 for the first flight from Great Britain to Australia, under specific conditions. In May 1919, Prime Minister of Australia, and the Minister for Defence (Australia), in consultation with the Royal Aero Club, stated that valid aircrews must all be Australian nationals, the aircraft  constructed in the British Empire, and the journey must be completed within 720 consecutive hours (30 days)