Halifax bomber tour

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Halifax bomber tour

Description

Newspaper article about Halifax on tour of Rhodesia and South Africa via Bulawayo, Ndola, Nairobi, Khartoum, Cairo and Rome. Mentions demonstration flights in South Africa and that the aircraft was commanded by Squadron Leader Clyde-Smith Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Flying Cross.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Steve Baldwin

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One newspaper cutting

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Identifier

NClydeSmithD-190916-01

Transcription

HALIFAX BOMBER’S TOUR

FROM OUR AERONAUTICAL CORRESPONDENT
The Handey [sic] Page Halifax bomber which has been making a tour of Rhodesia and South Africa has now returned to this country. The return journey from Capetown was made via Bulawayo, Ndola (where it was the first four-engined aircraft to have landed), Nairobi, Khartum, Cairo,[sic] and Rome. In all, the machine covered some 12,000 miles.
At Capetown demonstration flights were made with members of the S.A.A.F. as passengers. In addition to Government officials, some 1,000 members of the services were shown over the Halifax during its stay in South Africa.
The Halifax was manned by an R.A.F. crew under the command of Squadron Leader Clyde-Smith, D.S.O., D.F.C., who piloted it throughout the tour.

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Citation

“Halifax bomber tour,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 16, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/8420.

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