Life of Cecil Caswell Harper

Early Years

1927 - 1935

1935 - 1937

1937 - 1940

1940 -1945

1945 - 1963

Retirement from RAF

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Postings and Movements of 561013 C.C. Harper (Wally)

Flying Log

Canada - Bermuda - UK - Singapore

Flying Log Page 17
        
Page 17
Brittania 
TIME CARRIED FORWARD 869.25 101.55
Date Hour
Aircraft
Type AND No.
Pilot Duty Remarks Flying Times
Day Night
29.7.59 BRITANNIA
G APNB *
Tour Ex. Singapore Payar Lebar to Karachi (unable to land Bombay storms)** 9.20
30.7.59 G APNB Tour Ex. Karachi to Istanbul 5.40
30.7.59 G APNB Tour Ex. Istanbul to London Heathrow 8.00
TOTAL JULY 23 HOURS
883.50 111.15
TOTAL TIME

* Registration added from my own notes (Eagle Diary 1959)
** Added from my memory.

Brittania G APNB

Britannia G-APNB

Brian Robb who used to work for Hunting Clan Airways

This is the very first aeroplane that I ever flew in and was the last one that my father (Wally) ever flew in. The flight was fairly eventful. We were unable to land in Bombay as scheduled asa fierce electrical storm was raging and we encountered severe turbulence in the area. So having missed the first scheduled stop we flew on to Karachi. At Istanbul Yesilkoy airport when the engines started up there was a large sheet of flame came from the two engines on the side of the aircraft that I was sitting on and these engines gave up about half an hour into the flight and so we were slightly delayed in our arrival at Heathrow as we travelled on two engines.

 

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