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22 Sep 1934
  • Sir Alan Cobham attempted to make a non-stop flight from England to India in an Airspeed As 5 Courier (G-ABXN). The flight relied upon in-flight refueling by Sir Alan's two Handley Page W.10 aircraft over Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom and Malta, and by RAF tankers at Aboukir, Egypt and Basra, Iraq. The fuel transfers were successfully completed off Selsey Bill in England and over Halfar aerodrome in Malta, but soon after this a disconnected throttle control forced Sir Alan to make an emergency landing at Halfar, where the record-breaking attempt was abandoned. ww2dbase [AC]
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  • HMS Phaeton was launched at Wallsend on Tyne, England, United Kingdom, sponsored by Mrs. Ethel Bruce, the wife of the High Commissioner of Australia to the United Kingdom Stanley Bruce. ww2dbase [Sydney | Wallsend, England | CPC]

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