'Le Petit Journal' May 6, 1923 Front Page Poster
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The first flight that ever resembled what we now know as cargo service was back in 1911 when aircraft was used to transport only mail. However, after WW1 Britain wanted to build a cargo plane that can transport soldiers and equipment. The Vickers Vernon aircraft (shown in the images and poster) was delivered to the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1921 but it wasn't until two years later that the aircraft was deployed to transport 280 Sikh troops from Kingarban to Kirkuk in Iraq, helping to quash a Kurdish uprising against the British mandate in the region. This was the first time in the regiment's history that troops had been deployed by air and therefore the first ever military airlift operation. Their journey received worldwide attention. Here is a poster of the front page of the French newspaper Le Petit Journal from May 6, 1923 which features the first British air trooping operation.
11" x 17" matte paper
Reprint of the original newspaper front page. The artwork has not been retouched.
Frame not included
Vintage photographs not included