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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]

11 relations: Australia, British Empire, Flying boat, Henry Cave-Browne-Cave, Hong Kong, No. 205 Squadron RAF, Royal Air Force, Seletar Airport, Short Singapore, Singapore, Supermarine Southampton.


Australia (colloquially), officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian 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.

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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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Henry Cave-Browne-Cave

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

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong, traditionally Hongkong, officially known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) on the southern coast of China at the Pearl River Estuary and the South China Sea.

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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, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the ''Lion City'', the ''Garden City'', and the ''Red Dot'', is a leading global city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.

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

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