World War saw the fledgling Australian Flying Corps acquire a
variety of aircraft. As the war progressed more types were tried.
This was the pattern of WW1 - accelerating the development of
military aircraft. By the time war ended in 1918, the groundwork
had been laid for the future employment of aircraft in warfare. No
longer would the airplane be considered (as it was at the outbreak
of WW1) something of a novel tactical device with limited
Flying Corps was formed by men of the AIF. It later became the Royal
Australian Air Force (RAAF).
also many AIF men joined the Royal Flying
and the Royal Naval Air Service
The RFC and the RNAS were separated from
the Army and Navy to form the Royal Air Force. Many Australians served
in the RAF