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Author Orloff, Izzy, 1891-1983.
Title RAF Supermarine Southampton II flying boat, Crawley Bay, 10 June 1928 [picture]
Published/Produced 1928.
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Call Number BA1059/1452, 1453
3542B/99
Description 1 negative : nitrate, b&w ; 10 x 13 cm.
1 photographic print : b&w.
Series Izzy Orloff collection ; BA1059/1452, 1453
Weekend News Flashback series ; 3542B/99
Notes This image has been preserved and made available by the Historical Records Rescue Consortium Project supported by Lotterywest.
Rights advisory This image is for personal use only. To publish or display it, contact the State Library of Western Australia.
Notes Title supplied by cataloguer.
This image was received in two collections.
Summary Aeroplane identified as Supermarine Southampton II flying boat of the RAF, one of four which arrived (at Broome) from Britain on 1 June 1928 for eight days. It bears the flying-boat S range serial S1150 and, along with S1149, S1151, S1152, formed the new RAF Far East Flight, to become 205 Squadron, Singapore. See: The Log Book published by the R.A.A.F. Association Aviation Museum of Western Australia, No. 5 (Sept. 1997), p. 6.
On 17 October 1927, four Supermarine Southampton IIs, led by Group Captain H. M. Cave-Brown-Cave took off from Plymouth Sound, England on a 23,000 mile formation flight to Singapore, arriving there on 28 February 1928, to form the Far East Flight. They later continued on to Australia, flying around the Australia and on to Hong Kong, before returning to their base at Singapore. This was commemorated on the Squadron crest which includes the motto 'Pertama Di Malaya' (The First in Malaya). The Far East Flight was re-designated No. 205 Squadron on 08/01/1929. In 1929, the same aircraft flew to Calcutta, India and back to survey part of the proposed Empire air route to Australia. (Information supplied by D. Eyre Sept. 07)
Subjects Great Britain. Royal Air Force. 205 Squadron -- Photographs.
Supermarine Aviation Works -- Photographs.
Southampton (Seaplane) -- Western Australia -- Swan River -- Photographs.
Seaplanes -- Western Australia -- Swan River -- Photographs.
Airplanes -- Western Australia -- Swan River -- Photographs.
Airplanes -- Western Australia -- Swan River -- Photographs.
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Related names HRRC