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Henley Town Hall

Talk on The Red Devil: Captain Harry Butler, Pioneer Aviator

A talk on South Australia's pioneer aviator, Captain Harry Butler, the intrepid aviator who served as a Chief Fighting Instructor in the Royal Flying Corps during WWI and through aerobatic displays, raised money for Peace Loan efforts. He established SAs first airport and passenger flight business.

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Talk on The Red Devil: Captain Harry Butler, Pioneer Aviator

Time & Location

03 May 2020, 2:30 pm

Henley Town Hall, Henley Beach SA 5022, Australia

About The Event

This event is based on the life of Captain Harry Butler, South Australia's Pioneer Aviator. It will discuss his early years in the tiny faming community of Minlaton, the years he spent as Chief Fighting Instructor in the Royal Flying Corps, and his return to Adelaide where he did the first crossing over a major body of water in the southern hemisphere. He established the first aviation business and passenger flights in South Australia, and Adelaide's first airport. He entertained many thousands with his aerial displays over Adelaide, to raise money for Peace Loan efforts.

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