RAF Mauripur, in Pakistan, was for all intents and purposes at the junction to and from the Far East – toward the north lay Habbaniya and the Gulf stations; toward the west Aden and the southern Arabian organizing posts; toward the east, Palam and Dum-Dum, and toward the south Negombo and Changi. The primary capacity of Mauripur – where around 40 of us were positioned (only about six of us in Air Movements – 3 for every movement, 24 hours on and 24 hours off) – was to oblige flying machine on overnight prevents to and from the Far East and Australia. The primary workhorse was the Hastings and the booked flight numbers were prefixed with AUH to Australia, USH to Changi and UKH to Kai Tak. The busiest were the UAH's as the Woomera Rocket Range was going full bore at the time. A large portion of the air ship pulled cargo yet some conveyed only a couple of travelers. Their flights were given top need and if at any time one air ship went unserviceable then whatever other Hastings sufficiently unfortunate to be stopped close-by was ransacked of the required parts and compelled to sit tight for crisp ones to be delivered out from the UK. Other general guests included obligation flights of Valetta's from Habbaniya and Aden, and in addition various Canberra's, Vampires and Venoms. The Americans were successive guests, and, despite the fact that they had no administration individuals positioned at Mauripur. Their airplane were primarily Skymasters, Globemasters, B-29's and obviously DC-3's.
The historical backdrop of RAF Mauripur is as per the following... RAF Mauripur opened in 1942 as a travel landing strip permitting RAF Drigh Road to focus on support. Tremendous quantities of flying machine arranged through Mauripur amid and after the end of WW2. British units kept on utilizing the landing strip after the production of Pakistan in 1947, at long last leaving in 1956. The RAF runways at Gan and Masirah assumed control RAF Far East Air Force organizing obligations from Mauripur and Habbaniya (which got to be occupied from 14 July 1958 after the upset in Iraq).Read More»