Australia's Foreign Wars: Origins, Costs, Future?!

Sir Arthur Balfour

A mere five years later, the same Sir Arthur Balfour, by then Lord Riverdale, was to head Britain's delegation to the Ottawa meeting that negotiated with the Australian and other Dominion governments the 'Empire Air Training Scheme' (EATS) the organisation which, from 1939 and throughout WWII recruited tens of thousands of young Dominions' airmen for training and air operations over Europe and the Atlantic. (see John McCarthy, A Last Call of Empire: Britain and the Empire Air Training Scheme - (JMcC) and 9E(c) & 9F(a-f) in World War II and Australia)

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