Picture No 13467510
Date 1928/29
Description The Royal Air Force to the rescue in Afghanistan

The Royal Air Force to the Rescue in Afghanistan. Illustration depicting aircraft of the RAF flying over mountainous terrain on a mission to rescue six hundred people of varying nationalities during the 1928-29 revolution in Afghanistan. Eighty-three journeys were made in fifty days by Vickers-Napier "Victoria" aircraft, each carrying two pilots and 23 evacuees. No lives were lost in the operation.

From the original painting by courtesy of Sir Robert McLean, published in The Book of Knowledge, Volume I, part work published by The Waverley Book Company
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Mary Evans Picture Library