Pictured is the first Fairey Long Range Monoplane, pictured at Hinaidi, Iraq, on 16 May 1929.
The aircraft was returning to the UK after completing the first non-stop flight to India. After taking off from Cranwell, Lincolnshire, on 24 April the crew of two – (Squadron Leader AG Jones-Williams and Flight Lieutenant NH Jenkins – covered a distance of 4,130 miles in 50 hours 48 minutes before landing at Karachi.
*Some of these images have had some dodging and burning done and have been retouched to remove detritus and dust and scratch marks only*
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