70 Squadron Royal Air Force

Page 6 of "An Introduction to Iraq" provides a brief history of 70 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 70 Squadron was Wing Commander William Sowrey, DFC, AFC. The photograph is a view of the airfield at RAF Hinaidi, looking north-west from the main take-off / landing area towards the hangars used by 70 Squadron and 55 Squadron. Sapper Road runs vertically on the left side of the photograph.

Early history of 70 Squadron, from May 1916 until 1935 when it was based in Iraq at RAF Hinaidi
Brief operational account of 70 Squadron (from 1921 to 1935) - Part 2