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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Iraq"

The service record of Albert Thomas Smith covering the period from his enlistment on 15 January 1926 to discharge on 23 March 1953. It includes reference to Albert being twice mentioned in despatches and being awarded the British Empire Medal and the…

Pages of recognition handbook of British aircraft tabbed national markings Mid & Far East including Egypt, Iraq, Persia (Iran), China (Service and Civil), Japan and Japan (Manchukuo).

Pilot’s flying log book for Flight Sergeant Herbert Ashton Clark from 8 March 1937 to 20 August 1956. Detailing operational posting in Iraq with 70 Squadron. On return to England further training with 215 Squadron. Conversion to the Wellington at…

Pilot’s flying log book for Flight Sergeant Herbert Ashton Clark from 7 November 1934 to 26 February 1937. Detailing flying training as a pilot at No 2 Flying Training School and then operational posting to Iraq. Served at RAF Digby, RAF Andover,…

A Wing Commander is pointing out the route from Iraq to Australia to Squadron Leader. The map is being held against a brick wall.


A group of 14 men in whites, arranged in two rows, in front of a trophy.
On the reverse is handwritten 'Depot Hinaidi. Winner of Inter Unit Cricket Cup Hinaidi - Iraq 1934/35, Gildes, front row, Self Cajur Prowse ?'

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An obituary published in the Times with a second cutting with a correction from an air vice-marshal.

Two flights over three days, from Cairo West to Habbaniya and then on to Bahrain and then to Karachi in a 96 Squadron Dakota.

An autobiography of Jim Taylor's time in the RAF before the war. He spent time training with Oliver Bell, who is recorded in the memoir.

Top left - view looking down from aircraft of a city below. Captioned 'Tel Aviv, Palestine from 10,000 ft'.
Top right - view of secluded garden with trees and building in background. Captioned '"little bit of heaven" at Shaibah, behind officer's…


A military building with Baghdad West in English and Arabic on a sign over a gated entrance.

Top - broken rear fuselage of a crashed aircraft. Captioned 'KLM airliner crashed Rhatra Wells, Arabia'.
Bottom - front quarter view of an Oxford parked with engines running and man in cockpit window. Captioned 'Oxford'.

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Top left - a large group of airmen wearing khaki uniform sitting and standing in four rows in front of a Wellington. At front middle a sign '37 Sqdn, B Flight'.
Top right - two airmen wearing khaki shirt and shorts sitting on a wall. The man on the…

Map showing Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries. Provides a history of of the group who provided the only mobile force of heavy bombers in the Mediterranean theatre. Wellington, Halifax and B-24 acted as a tactical force attacking…

Six newspaper cuttings.
Left - headlines 'Lincoln flight sergeant is prisoner of war'. Gives some details of family.
Middle, two cuttings concerning news that Scott was promoted and to his Air Training Corps Squadron that he was prisoner of war.…

Five photographs on a card with a man, his wife, their hanging and skulls and bones. The text reads '(Butcher) Aboudy ibn Fethy Tchawoush & his wife. Sentenced to death and hanged in public For Slaughtering Children and selling their meat in the…

A plain church with a bell. On the reverse 'RAF Sightseeing Malta - ? Floriana'.

Correction kindly provided by Matthias Cantow of the Finding the location WW1 & WW2 Facebook group.

A man in uniform. On the reverse 'Another Arab Iraq'.
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