Hinaidi RAF Peace Cemetery - Then and Now

The Hinaidi RAF Peace Cemetery (now known as Ma'Asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery) has long been abandoned and has to date seemed to have 'fallen between the cracks' with regards maintenance of the headstones and the security of the site. Below are two photographs taken from the south-east corner of Plot 3 and facing towards the north-west corner of the cemetery. The first was taken in the early 1930s and the second in 2020.

 

My thanks to the 55 Squadron RAF Association for giving me permission to use the 1930 photograph taken from the association's photographic archive. It should noted that 55 Squadron suffered more than any other RAF squadron in the deaths at Hinaidi, with a total of 25 burials. For more information on 55 (Bomber) Squadron, take a look at its excellent website.

Ma'Asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery (formerly Hinaidi RAF Peace Cemetery) c1930

Ma'Asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery (formerly Hinaidi RAF Peace Cemetery) 2020