Sudan to the UK

RESEARCH NOTES

In August 1936, the squadron’s detachment to the Sudan ended and its aircraft were flown back to Port Sudan where they were dismantled and packaged in readiness for return to the UK.

Aerial view of RAF Station Port Sudan, 1936 [RAF Museum]

Aerial view of RAF Station Port Sudan, 1936 [RAF Museum]

Squadron personnel embarked the HMT Somersetshire which sailed to Southampton on 14th August 1936 [arriving 29th August].

Somersetshire

HMT Somersetshire

The packaged aircraft were loaded onto SS Antilochus which sailed for Liverpool on 18th August 1936 [arriving 12th September]. They were placed in storage at RAF Sealand.

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SS Antilochus