RAF aircraft depot photo album, 1919

RAF aircraft depot photo album, 1919

Code: P22873-23


W: 25.5cm (10")H: 18.5cm (7.3")D: 2cm (0.8")


Photograph album for 'No.X Aircraft Depot Royal Air Force Alexandria & Aboukir, Egypt, 1916 - 1919'.  Thin card cover and 33 pages each with a 15 x 10cm black and white photograph (total of 65).  X Aircraft Depot, Alexandria received aircraft from England for erection at the depot and machines from units within Egypt and Palestine for repair/striking off.  The photographs are all captioned and show the headquarters buildings; personnel in Royal Flying Corps uniforms (HQ staff, carpenters, fitters, stores staff etc); contents of the buildings including small fabric parts; aircraft fittings;  spare wings; tools;  motor spares; machine gun spares; engine spares; balloon spares; the depots motor transport vehicles; tennis courts; engine erecting shop; engine testing; hangars; riggers shop; dismantling shop; dope shop and salvage hangar.  The album itself is rather tatty with torn loose/detached front cover and creased and dog-eared pages.   The photographs are all glued in place and are in good condition.  All captions are legible.  A superb and scarce record of this depot at the end of the Great war and into the early days of the RAF.  Stock code P22873-23.