The view from an Imperial Airways C-class flying-boat, showing one of the four Bristol Pegasus radial engines.
View of Short S.30 C-class Cathay in flight.
C-class boat Canopus moored in Alexandria harbour. G-ADHL was scrapped at Hythe in 1947; it had been the first S.23 Empire flying-boat to fly.
BASRAH'S NEW AIRPORT (MARGIL). - The combined marine and land Airport at Basra, Iraq, the water-front on the River Tigris, with S.23 G-AETV Coriolanus moored outside the terminal building.
Pre-war shot of Short S.23 Empire flying-boat G-ADUW Castor, which flew the first leg of the journey, with an Imperial Airways boarding launch alongside.
Short S.30 Cathay, which flew the second leg, at Hythe before being camouflaged.
Passengers in the Promenade Saloon in an Imperial Airways Empire flying-boat. The S.23 carried 24 day passengers with alternative 16 sleeping berth layout, in addition to 1 1/2 tons of mail.