AUSTRALIA: Slap & Slap

In Australia's tiny eleven-year-old capital, Canberra, British Air Marshal Sir Edward Ellington, Inspector-General of the Royal Air Force, was recently invited by the Australian Government to inspect the Commonwealth's proud fighting air arm. Sir Edward came, saw and last week issued a pants-slapping report.

Shocked were most Australians when Air Marshal Sir Edward charged that the Dominion's high proportion of air accidents is due to disobedience of orders or bad flying discipline; that Australia's prized fighting plane, the Wirraways, similar to the U. S. Army's North American BT 9, possesses insufficient...

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