Hinaidi Cantonment Operations - 1935

The diagram of the RAF Hinaidi Cantonment reproduced below was included in a 1935 pamphlet produced by the Royal Air Force for British Forces in Iraq, entitled "An Introduction to Iraq". The pamphlet is currently in the possession of James Offer but originally belonged to James' uncle, Wing Commander Aubrey Rickards when he was serving in Iraq as the Officer Commanding 55 Squadron. James has kindly given me permission to reproduce selected pages of the pamphlet on my website as they give an insight into the way of life British servicemen and civilian contractors (men and women) experienced whilst serving in Baghdad 'between the wars'.

Click on any of the links below to see images of pages in the booklet

Approximate layout of RAF Hinaidi Cantonment as it was in 1935
Foreward page in 1935 RAF pamphlet on the Hinaidi Cantonment