No 30 Bomber Squadron, RAF Stations in Iraq and India 1936 to 1940 LAC G.F.Walker, Two Excellent Photograph Albums and other Artifacts, including Camera, Flying Googles, RAF Wings Etc. Very well presented and captioned contemporary Albums, following Walker's service in the RAF. Starting with his arrival in Egypt, then Aden and Iraq (Dhibban), images include "Hawker Hardy's", Blenheim bombers, Aerodrome and facilities & outstanding photographs of "A" & "B" Flights posed in front of their aircraft and with Officers and others named. There are also a number of very clear photographs of crashed aircraft, one with the two dead crew named. In addition there are views of the Euphrates, towns and villages and locals, including "Arab womenfolk", Bazaar, King's Palace from the air and three haunting photographs of Public hangings etc. The second Album charts his period in India again with excellent aircraft photographs ie Valencia, Hawker Harts and bombs falling (North West Frontier) a number air to air. There are also very good images of local streets (Risalpur), entertainers, Market day, wandering nomads, "Band of Badmen" Khyber Pass, etc. etc. together with some clear aerial photographs, one an excellent view of RAF Camp Fort Sandema & the Staff college Quetta. Included is an unusual picture of a Junkers 52 with the Nazi Swastika and the caption (Expedition Lahore 1937). The Quetta earthquake takes place while he is close by and there are a number of photos of the devastation and sadly "Graves of Airmen who perished". In all some 350 photographs in two Albums, a No 2 Hawkette Camera in leather case, named to an RAF Officer, contemporary googles in tin box, RAF wings etc.
Estimated Value: £350 - £550
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