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Airway to the East 1918-1920.

Author: Clive Semple
Publisher: Havertown : Pen and Sword, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The origins of what became officially known as No 1 Aerial Route lay in the newly formed Royal Air Force's desire to move several squadrons of the then recently designed first heavy bomber to enter service - the Handley Page O/400, to the war in the Middle-East. The aircraft had served on the Western Front with some success, although not in the long-range capacity. During the spring of 1918, the Wing Commander of No  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Semple, Clive.
Airway to the East 1918-1920.
Havertown : Pen and Sword, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clive Semple
ISBN: 9781783031900 1783031905
OCLC Number: 854975008
Description: 1 online resource (330 pages)
Contents: Dedication; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; CHAPTER 1 --
Bad Landing at Centocelle; Notes; CHAPTER 2 --
The Army and the Navy Disagree; Note; CHAPTER 3 --
Desert Revolt and the Allenby Campaign; Notes; CHAPTER 4 --
Borton's Pioneering Flight; Notes; CHAPTER 5 --
The End of the War with Turkey; Notes; CHAPTER 6 --
To India and Beyond; Notes; CHAPTER 7 --
The Arab World Erupts; Notes; CHAPTER 8 --
At the Air Ministry; Notes; CHAPTER 9 --
'Won't it be Fun if we Come Down Here!'; Notes; CHAPTER 10 --
Disaster over Mont St Victoire; Notes. CHAPTER 11 --
'All my Staff are Anxious to Get Demobbed'Notes; CHAPTER 12 --
'It Has Been a Complete Failure'; Notes; CHAPTER 13 --
The Court of Enquiry; Notes; CHAPTER 14 --
The Aftermath; Notes; CHAPTER 15 --
England to Australia --
the Competition; Notes; CHAPTER 16 --
The Race --
Winners and Losers; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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The origins of what became officially known as No 1 Aerial Route lay in the newly formed Royal Air Force's desire to move several squadrons of the then recently designed first heavy bomber to enter service - the Handley Page O/400, to the war in the Middle-East. The aircraft had served on the Western Front with some success, although not in the long-range capacity. During the spring of 1918, the Wing Commander of No 5 Wing, 'Billy' Borton, requested that one of the HP O/400 aircraft be flown to Egypt. This was approved by Major General Sir Frederick Sykes. Before the flight could proceed a gre.

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