100 years of the RAF
No 26 Squadron Bristol Belvedere HC.1, based at Khormaksar, Aden, delivers supplies and mail to a remote location in the mountainous Radfan area of the country.
The RAF Belvederes were involved in combat in Aden Emergency and Borneo (during the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation).
Twenty-six Belvederes were built, entering service as the Belvedere HC Mark 1.
The Belvederes were originally designed for use with the Royal Navy but were later adapted to carry 18 fully equipped troops with a total load capacity of 6, 000 lb. The aircraft could operate through only one engine in the event of an emergency. In that case, the remaining engine would automatically run up to double power to compensate.
*Some of these images have had some dodging and burning done and have been retouched to remove detritus and dust and scratch marks only*
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Some Difficult Camping Grounds by Heath Robinson
A variety of impractical and in some cases, downright ridiculous locations to pitch a tent, including on stilts in a lake, across a stream, in a field of angry bulls and on a steep rocky pinnacle.
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The Copper Horse - Windsor Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire
The Copper Horse by Sir Richard Westmacott (1775-1856) - marking the end of the Long Walk at Snow Hill in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire Date: circa 1910s
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