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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WW2 - Map of China, Korea, Formosa and the southern part of
Map of China, Korea, Formosa and the southern part of Japan, 27 Mar 1944. Compiled and drawn in the Branch of Research and Analysis, oss. Subtitled: Terrain and TransportationThe map represents the highland schematically as mountains and marks railways, roads and ?selected trails? as well as the main towns. From a collection of four maps of the Far East, used by C E R Clarabut, Combined Operations, 1944-1945. Large-scale map of China, more detailed maps of Canton and Hong Kong and of the area around Chittagong in India and Burma. Date: 1944
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