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Hawker Hardy of 30 Squadron and 6 Squadron RAF

Here is a photograph of Hawker Hardy K4063 of 30 Squadron taken from the cockpit of a second Hawker Hardy. The date is the 7th January 1937 and they are flying over RAF Dhibban (name later changed to RAF Habbaniya). The Hardy in the picture remained with 30 Squadron until January 1938 when it was sent to 6 Squadron based at Ramleh, Israel. K4063 was shot down by enemy ground fire on the 11th October 1938 and before the crew were rescued, they set fire to the aircraft.

This photograph was kindly provided to me by Janey Wall, whose grandfather Flight Lieutenant Wilfred Knott - a Cypher Officer with the RAF HQ, took many photographs during his time in Iraq (RAF Mosul, RAF Hinaidi and RAF Habbaniya) during the nineteen-thirties. Janey has given me permission to show some of these photographs on my website, which I will do so over the coming months.



Two Hawker Hardy fighter/bombers of 30 Squadron flying over the newly completed RAF Dhibban (RAF Habbaniya). The leading aircraft is K4063.
Two Hawker Hardy fighter/bombers of 30 Squadron flying over the newly completed RAF Dhibban (RAF Habbaniya). The leading aircraft is K4063.

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