Air Pictorial 1977-12
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J.Hunt - Aviation in the Sudan - before independence
BOAC started jet services through Khartoum with de Havilland Comets in May 1952. Shown here is Comet G-ALYU with members of the Sudanese Camel Corps
Close-up of Argosy G-EBOZ
Two Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth Argosies, G-EBOZ "City of Arundel" (left) and G-AAEJ, at Khartoum in 1931.
Легкий бомбардировщик Fairey Gordon Mk I из 47-й эскадрильи Заморских сил Его Величества над Кассалой, Судан, 1935 год.
Between the wars the main R.A.F. unit based in the Sudan was No. 47 Squadron. Here one of No. 47's Fairey Gordons, K2645, piloted by F/O. J. B. T. Whitehead, is seen flying past Jebel Kassala in 1933
Seen at Rochester, Kent, where it was built, Short C-class "Empire" flying-boat G-ADUV "Cambria" made a proving flight down the African route in May 1937. Imperial Airways services with the type started the next month
In November 1932 Imperial Airways introduced the Handley Page H.P.42E on their Cairo-Cape route; G-AAGX "Hannibal" Illus.
Baggage being unloaded from a Handley Page H.P.42E at Khartoum. A comfortable if sedate type, the H.P.42 operated reliably through the Sudan for five years, 1932-37
Imperial Airways Short Calcutta G-AATZ "City of Swanage" beside the Nile at Khartoum. For a period two of these flying-boats operated the Khartoum-Mwanza sector