An RAF Fitter's Photographs

Iraq

Handley Page HP42 G-AAUC “Horsa”

Handley Page HP42 G-AAUC "Horsa"

Handley Page HP42 G-AAUC "Horsa"


From Wikepedia: “G-AAUC was originally named Hecate after the Greek goddess; it was soon renamed Horsa, after the legendary conqueror of Britain and brother of Hengist. The aircraft first flew on 11 September 1931. It was impressed into No. 271 Squadron RAF as AS981. The aircraft burned after a forced landing on uneven ground at Moresby Parks, near Whitehaven, Cumberland, on 7 August 1940.”

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Vickers Vincent

Vickers Vincent

Vickers Vincent K6331, Iraq, 1937. Leslie Rogers is on the right in the flying suit. The pilot on the left is either Sgt Mahaddie, Sgt Blythe, P/O Gillan, F/LT Lynch-Staunton, or P/O Blomie-Jones


Vickers Vincent K4126 Nose Over Landing

Vickers Vincent Nose Over Landing, Iraq 1937

Vickers Vincent Nose Over Landing, Iraq, 1937


Vickers Vincents in formation over Iraq

Vickers Vincent 1937 in formation

Vickers Vincent 1937 in formation over Iraq in 1937. Probably K6330, K6331, K6333 or K6335


Vickers Vincent K6331

Vickers Vincent K6331

Vickers Vincent K6331 flying over northern Iraq in 1937


Air France Trimotor F-ALZR

Air France Trimotor F-ALZR

Trimotor F-ALZR of the recently created Air France


Air France Trimotor F-ALZR

Air France Trimotor F-ALZR

Trimotor F-ALZR of the recently created Air France


Westland Wapitis in formation over Iraq

Westland Wapitis in formation

Westland Wapitis in formation over Iraq in the 1930s


Westland Wapitis, Iraq, 1930s

Westland Wapitis, Iraq, 1930s

Westland Wapitis, Iraq, 1930s


Bird Strike 2

Bird Strike Westland Wapiti

Bird Strike Westland Wapiti - the unfortunate bird!