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KIRIBATI

CHRISTMAS ISLAND GALLERY

The following photographs have been kindly provided by Ian Green who arrived on Christmas Island, Line Islands, Republic of Kiribati, in November, 1956. Ian Green was involved in building workshops and offices on the Royal Air Force Technical Site, unpacking equipment, and generally preparing for the arrival of the Valiant, Canberra, Shackleton, and DC4 (Dakota) squadrons.

RAF blacksmiths and sheet metal workers
 Sgt. McAlease (right)

         

On board the Sunderland refuelling launch on first sortie.
(Right to Left) Wing Commander Tech; Warrant Officer Pilkinton
i/c RAF Workshops, Sqn.Ldr Tech, and 2 'erks from Tech Wing
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Refuelling launch taking on fuel at camp

Honolulu/Christmas Island mail plane

Assembling a bomb loading gantry at workshop area

RAF Technical site

RAF Technical site

Dangerous gully at the reef's edge

Photos: Courtesy Ian Green with appreciation

Christmas Island Gallery 1

Christmas Island Photographs

GATWICK AVIATION MUSEUM

For the aircraft enthusiasts, Gatwick Aviation Museum in England, has a unique collection of British aircraft from the "golden age" of British aircraft manufacture. From the end of WWII until the 1970s British aircraft designers produced some of the most innovative and advanced aircraft of the day. In this collection, there are examples from the major manufacturers of this period. Amongst the list are classic names, English Electric, Avro, de Havilland, Hawker, Fairey, Blackburn and Percival.   

http://www.gatwick-aviation-museum.co.uk/

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