Images from Iraq and the Far East - 1930s


The photographs below have been provided by Jim Wyse from his father's albums and were taken during his service with RAF in Iraq and the Far East

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Unidentified Valentia ('K'), probably of No 70 Squadron
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Vincent, K4117 of No 84 Squadron

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Probably showing the Airmen's Mess laid out for 70 Squadron's 21st Anniversary in 1937
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A Valentia, possibly K2795, in a hanger
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This possibly shows Wellesleys and a Gladiator of No 14 Squadron at Amman
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Valentia, K2795 of No 70 Squadron, later destroyed by fire at Wadi Halfa on 17 Jan 1941
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Valantias, K4630 (left), K2795 (right) and K31? (centre) in a hanger probably at Hinaidi
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Wreck of an unknown Vincent, probably from No 84 Squadron
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Unknown Valentia
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Probably Valentia K2795 at Hinaidi
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Valentia K2795 'Z' of No 70 Squadron with 'N' in the background
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Aerial view of RAF Habbaniya
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Envoy N9107 (ex G-AFJD) of the Communication Flight Delhi
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Blenheim I, K7096 of No 30 Squadron, delivered in late 1937 it was eventually lost in Greece in April 1941
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Possibly K7093 of No 30 Squadron which belly landed in error on 11 Sep 1939 at Ismailia
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Valentia J7921, 'F' of No 70 Squadron
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Possibly Hardy, K4068 of No 6 Squadron which was destroyed when a bomb exploded whilst being unloaded at Ramlah on 9 Jun 1939
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Hardy, K4056 of No 30 Squadron
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Line up of Hardys
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Refuelling a Valentia
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Loading a Valentia
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Unloading a replacement engine for a Valentia
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Probably an aerial view of RAF Seletar, Singapore
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The four photos above could show Valentia, K2795 of  No 70 Squadron which caught fire at Wadi Halfa on 17 Jan 1941.
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A Vincent of No 84 Squadron with a Valentia in the background, possibly at Shaibah
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Three Valentias, probably at a forward airstrip
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Valentia 'A'
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Aerial shot probably taken over Seletar in Singpore
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Wapitis, possibly of No 30 Squadron
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Valentia 'A' of No 70 Squadron being refuelled at a forward airstrip
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Valentias of No 70 Squadron flying over RAF Seleter, Singapore
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Aerial view of RAF Seletar
Group photo of No 70 Squadron (click on it to enlarge)
Group photo of No 70 Squadron (click on it to enlarge)

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