RAF Aqir



RAF Aqir


Top left - a group of 13 airmen in tropical uniform on the front of a small fabric covered lorry. There is a Nissen hut in the background. Captioned, ’32 Sqdn Boy’s Aqir’.

Top right - three men in tropical uniform. Two have rifles (with their stocks grounded), the third has a Sten gun which he is holding at waist height. They are standing in front of the corner of a plastered building. Captioned ‘George Jim & Arthur Aqir 1946’.

Centre - four airmen in tropical uniform. One is sitting in a Spitfire cockpit with the canopy and hatch open, the second is sitting on the trailing edge of the wing and the last two are stood immediately behind the wing, next to the fuselage. In the background are a further four Spitfires and some buildings. All of the spitfires have the squadron letters GZ. Captioned ‘The Armoury Boy’s’.

Bottom left - a group of Spitfires arranged around an area of hard standing. A hangar, some single storey buildings and low hills are all visible in the background. Captioned ’32 Sqdn Dispersal Aqir’.

Bottom right - ten men in two rows, all in swimming costumes, some with towels around their necks. Behind them is a swimming pool with other people visible to the left. captioned ‘Station Swimming Pool Aqir’.



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Five b/w photographs mounted on an album page


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