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RAF Far East Flight

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The RAF Far East Flight, of the Royal Air Force (RAF), was a flying unit of four Supermarine Southampton II flying boats which undertook a long-range exploratory flight to Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong between October 1927 and January 1929. [1]

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Air Ministry

The Air Ministry was a department of the Government of the United Kingdom with the responsibility of managing the affairs of the Royal Air Force, that existed from 1918 to 1964.

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Australia

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.

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British Empire

The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom and its predecessor states.

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Cecil Wigglesworth

Cecil George Wigglesworth (17 October 1893 – 8 August 1961) was an English RAF officer and cricketer.

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David Carnegie (RAF officer)

Air Vice Marshal David Vaughan Carnegie, (7 February 1897 – 3 August 1964) was a senior Royal Air Force commander during the Second World War and the post-war decade.

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Flight International

Flight International (or simply Flight) is a weekly magazine focused on aerospace, published in the United Kingdom.

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Flying boat

A flying boat is a fixed-winged seaplane with a hull, allowing it to land on water, that usually has no type of landing gear to allow operation on land.

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Gerald Livock

Group Captain Gerald Edward Livock (11 July 1897 – 27 January 1989) was an English officer of the Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force, who served from the beginning the First World War until the end of Second, and was also an archaeologist and cricketer.

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Henry Cave-Browne-Cave

Air Vice Marshal Henry Meyrick Cave-Browne-Cave (1 February 1887 – 5 August 1965) was an engineering officer in the Royal Naval Air Service during the First World War and senior commander in the Royal Air Force during the 1930s.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.

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No. 205 Squadron RAF

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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.

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Seletar Airport

Seletar Airport is a civilian airport located at Seletar, in the northeastern region of Singapore, and is managed by the Changi Airport Group.

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Short Singapore

The Short Singapore was a British multi-engined biplane flying boat built after the First World War.

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Singapore

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.

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Singapore Free Press

The Singapore Free Press was an English-language daily broadsheet newspaper based in Singapore.

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Supermarine Southampton

The Supermarine Southampton was a 1920s British flying boat, one of the most successful flying boats of the interwar period.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Far_East_Flight

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