Richard Betteridge Collection

1 Squadron AFC

Cover Letter Richard Betteridge - No 451, Australian Flying Corps - in 1916 Charles Betteridge, youngest son of Richard Betteridge The Kodak camera and canvas carrying case. Written on open flap is R.B. No 451 A.F.C. This is the camera used to take all his WW1 photos Special negative album.  This album had 316 negatives. The original wooden trunk that housed all of Richard Betteridge's WW1 item's in a hidden compartment at the bottom of the trunk The hidden compartment that was at the bottom of the trunk Bomb storage at Kilo 143 – 1917 Bombs for B.E planes at Heliopolis - 1916. Richard Betteridge at rear with his hands behind his back Bombs for B.E. planes at Heliopolis – 1916 A French air plane at Kilo 143 – 1917 A French air plane at Kilo 143 opposite angle– 1917 AFC Aircraft lined up at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran - 1917. L to R Martinsyde G.102 Elephant serial no. A3954; Martinsyde G.102 Elephant serial no. A3953; RE8 serial no.A4405 AFC BE12a serial no.  A6328 at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 Aircraft at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 Aircraft hangars at Kilo 143 – 1917 At Wehi Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 At Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917, Martinsyde G.102 Elephant serial No.A3954 in foreground At Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran - 1917 BE2 seial No. 4462 at Heliopolis – 1916 BE2e at Kilo 143 – 1917 Bristol Fighter at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 Bristol Scout serial no. 4686 Close-up of plane engine being serviced at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 Crashed aircraft at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 Crashed BE2 at Heliopolis – 1916 Crashed plane at El-Medjel – March, 1918 Crashed plane at Kilo 143 – 1917(1) Crashed plane at Kilo 143 – 1917 Crashed Royal Flying Corps DH2 at Rafa – 1917 Damaged aircraft at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 Doing maintenance to a Royal Flying Corps Vickers Bullet at Rafa – 1917 Enemy aircraft warning gun at Kilo 143 – 1917 Hangar completed at Kilo 143 – 1917 Hangar under construction at Kilo 143 – 1917 Hangars at Kilo 143 – 1917 Hospital ward at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 Machines ready for inspection at Heliopolis - 1916 Plane at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 RE8 at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran - 1917. Written on side of fuselage Do not fly with less than 150lbs in the gunner's compartment. Trim for climbing when getting off ground RE8 B5853 from another angle December 3rd 1917 RE8 serial B5853 wrecked on landing after clipping telegraph lines December 3rd 1917 RE8 serial no. A4407 on trailer At Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 RE8 serial no. A4407's wings Ready for flight - Heliopolis – 1916 (2) Ready for flight - Heliopolis – 1916 Richard Betteridge standing in front of a Royal Flying Corps DH2 at Rafa – 1917 Royal Flying Corps Bristol Bristol M1C Monoplane serial no. A5141 at Rafa – 1917 rear view Royal Flying Corps Bristol Bristol M1C Monoplane serial no. A5141 at Rafa – 1917 Royal Flying Corps Bristol Scout D at Rafa – 1917 Stripping an aircraft at El-Medjel – March, 1918 (2) Stripping an aircraft at El-Medjel – March, 1918 Testing a Rolls-Royce engine at El-Medjel - March, 1918 Testing an aeroplane engine at Kilo 143 – 1917 The oldest plane in Egypt at Kilo 143 – 1917 Train wreckage after bombing raid at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 View of Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 Wind director at Kilo 143 – 1917 Wrecked train at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran after German bombing raid – 1917 RB56 View of Suez Canal – 1916 (2) View of Suez Canal – 1916 Richard Betteridge at Camp Site Heliopolis – 1916 Richard Betteridge in garden at Heliopolis - 1916. (His Kodak Camera bag attached to leather strap across his chest) An avenue of trees in a garden in Heliopolis – 1916 Sphinx at Heliopolis – 1916 Pyramids at Heliopolis – 1916 Richard Betteridge at camp site - Heliopolis – 1916 Personnel tents at Heliopolis – 1916 AFC member at Heliopolis – 1916 AFC member at Heliopolis – 1916 (2) Goods Train at Heliopolis – 1916 Luna Park at Heliopolis – 1916 Scene of Heliopolis – 1916 Part of Heliopolis City – 1916 W. Williams at Heliopolis – 1916 Boys leaving Heliopolis – 1916 View from Pyramid of Heliopolis – 1916 Battle front - Gaza, 1917 Rafa Camp – 1917 Rafa Camp & railway siding – 1917 Railway siding at Rafa - March, 1917 Wireless tents at Rafa – 1917 Wireless tents at Rafa – 1917 (2) Richard Betteridge checking a power unit for radios - Rafa, June, 1917 AFC wireless operators truck and staff - Rafa, June, 1917 Wireless truck and work bench - Rafa, June, 1917 Portable charging sets - Rafa – 1917 Portable charging sets at Rafa – 1917 Wireless Lorry group - Rafa – 1917 Wireless instruments - Rafa – 1917 Richard Betteridge beside powerful signalling lamp - Rafa – 1917 Searchlight and engine - Rafa, 1917 Richard Betteridge (right) listening in on radio - Rafa, 1917 Large wireless set at Rafa – 1917 Closer view of main wireless set - Rafa, 1917 End Section of main wireless set - Rafa, 1917 Morse Code wireless set - Rafa, 1917 Wireless set - Rafa, 1917 (short wave set Mk II No 454 WT Factory) Wireless set - Rafa, 1917 Killed In Action - Trooper A. Lexingham, 23rd March, 1917 Entrance of Australian Imperial Forces headquarters, Cairo – 1917 Rear view of Australian imperial Forces HQ at Cairo – 1917 Soldiers on parade at Australian Imperial Forces HQ, Cairo – 1917 Turkish prisoners at Australian Imperial Forces HQ, Cairo – 1917 Anzac Hostel, Cairo – 1917 River Nile in flood, Cairo – 1917 River scene near Cairo, 1917 River scene near Cairo, 1917 (2) Bridge & river scene near Cairo, 1917 Crossing over bridge near Cairo, 1917 Canal near Cairo, 1917 Grand Continental Hotel, Cairo, 1917 Old Cairo, 1917 Old Cairo Town, 1917 Section of ancient Cairo, 1917 Cairo Town – 1917 Cairo Town – 1917 (2) Citadel, Cairo – 1917 Train Smash at Kilo 143 – 1917 Train Smash at Kilo 143 – 1917 (2) Train Smash at Kilo 143 – 1917 (3) Train Smash at Kilo 143 – 1917 (4) Train Smash at Kilo 143 – 1917 (5) Train Smash at Kilo 143 – 1917 (6) Train Smash at Kilo 143 – 1917 (7) Train Smash at Kilo 143 – 1917 (8) Scenes at Kilo 143 – 1917 Tents at Kilo 143 – 1917 Railway at Kilo 143 – 1917 Vehicles and lorries at Kilo 143 – 1917 Scene at Kilo 143 – 1917 Trucks lined up at Kilo 143 – 1917 Wireless tents at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 Hun alarm at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 Bombed train at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 Bombed train at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 (2) Bombed train at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 (3) Bombed train at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 (4) Band Sports day at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 Band Sports day at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 (2) Woman breast feeding twin babies at market at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 Market at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 Market day at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 Hangar at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 Horse race at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 Warning alarm at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 Some of the old trucks used by the AFC at Wehi-Sheikh-Nuran – 1917 Inside workshop lorries of the AFC - 1916-1917 Inside workshop lorries of the AFC - 1916-1917 (2) Pushing bogged vehicles out of mud at Mustabig - Jan 1917 Mobile Anti-Aircraft guns at Mustabig - Jan 1917 Mobile Anti-Aircraft guns at Mustabig - Jan 1917 (2) Market at El Medjel - Feb 1918 Market at El Medjel - Feb 1918 (2) At El Medjel - Feb 1918 School at El Medjel - Feb 1918 School student at El Medjel - Feb 1918 Village at El Medjel - Feb 1918 Market near El Medjel - Feb 1918 Parade at El Medjel - Feb 1918 Sports club at El Medjel - Feb 1918 AFC HQ Concert programme, Sat 2nd Feb 1918 at El Medjel Concert party at El Medjel Feb 1918 Concert party at El Medjel Feb 1918 (2) Concert participants at El Medjel - Feb 1918 67th Squadron Boxing Club Tournament at El Medjel - Wed 6th Feb 1918 67th Squadron Boxing Tournament participants at El Medjel - Wed 6th Feb 1918 67th Squadron Boxing Tournament at El Medjel - Feb 1918 Copy of Christmas card to Richard Betteridge's sister Daisy in London - Nov 22nd 1916, Kantara, Egypt Copy of Christmas card sent to Richard Betteridge's sister, Daisy in London (XMAS 1917 - Palestine, Egypt) At Deir-El-Belah beach, Aug 1917 Deir-El-Belah beach - Aug, 1917 Taranto camp, Italy - Jan, 1919 Taranto camp, Italy - Jan, 1919 (2) View from train from Taranto in Italy to Cherbourg in France - JanFeb 1919 Monte Carlo Station – 1919 The P&O S.S. Plassy - Richard Betteridge returned to Australia after departing Liverpool 17th March, 1919 Life Jacket drill on board S.S Plassy, April 1919 Stern gun on S.S. Plessy, April, 1919 A monitor, taken from S.S. Plessy - April, 1919 Certificate of Discharge reverse Certificate of Discharge Leave Passes Leave Passes (2) Leave Passes (3) Movement Orders Train ticket Signals from aeroplane to wireless station Signals from aeroplane to wireless station (2) Signals from  wireless station to aeroplane Signals from  wireless station to aeroplane (2) Very Liights web gallery lightboxby VisualLightBox.com v6.0

 

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