Mackey, Robert R.
July 2007
Military History;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p26
The article chronicles the participation of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) in colonial conflicts in the 1920 in the Horn of Africa and in Iraq. The RAF defeated the army of self-proclaimed mahdi, Mohammed Abdullah Hassan using a single squadron of 12 de Havilland D.H.9s and local forces. The British used their control of Iraq's airspace from 1920 to 1921 to subdue tribes and villages hostile to the pro-colonial government of King Faisal bin Hussein.


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