HC Deb 22 June 1927 vol 207 cc1836-7
29. Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Air the number of Royal Air Force machines that were used as an air escort for King Feisal of Iraq on his return journey from Basra to Baghdad on 21st May?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)

The civil aircraft in which His Majesty King Feisal travelled was escorted for the first fifteen minutes of the journey by seven Royal Air Force machines, after which they proceeded on other Service duties.

Colonel DAY

Was the machine that King Feisal travelled over in one of the Air Force machines?


No, it was one of the Imperial Airway machines.