Aviation Photo #2568590 Supermarine Southampton II - UK - Air Force

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This photo was taken by my late Grandfather William Thomson and shows one of the four Southampton aircraft that was part of the RAF Far East Flight which undertook a long-range exploratory flight to Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong between October 1927 and January 1929 to investigate the feasibility of future flying-boat services to the Far East and beyond. The MKII differed from the MKI in several ways the main one being it had a metal hull instead of the wooden one.
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Photo Added: January 04, 2015

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Anonymous
2 years ago
Great times for aviation - just imagine the excitement of an undertaking such as this one. Thanks for the enlighting remark.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Classic aircraft cool

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