55 Squadron Royal Air Force
Pages 4 and 5 of "An Introduction to Iraq" provides a brief history of 55 Squadron (one of the Royal Air Force squadrons to be based at RAF Hinaidi during the inter-war years). At the time of publication (August 1935) the commanding officer of 55 Squadron was Squadron Leader A R M Rickards OBE, AFC. The photograph is a view of the airfield at RAF Hinaidi, looking towards the south-west with a cluster of hangars on the left-hand side, the nearest to the camera used by 70 Squadron and 55 Squadron. Hussar Road runs diagonally across the top right corner of the photograph.