July 2007
Military History;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p30
The article chronicles the role of the British Empire in shaping the Middle East. By the end of World War I the British Empire encompassed a quarter of the Earth's surface and governed more than a quarter of the world's population. Britain retained its sway over Egypt and gained a mandate over Palestine Transjordan and Mesopotamia, including the land comprising modern-day Iraq. Major General Sir Hugh Trenchard, chief of the Air Staff, urged the use of the Royal Air Force to police the region.


Related Articles

  • CHAPTER FOUR: The RAF, Schneider Trophy and the Merlin Engine.  // Lancaster Bomber - A Biography;2009, p37 

    Chapter 4 of the book "Lancaster: The Biography" is presented. It discusses the early years of the Royal Air Force (RAF) after its creation on April 1, 1918 by Boer War veteran Lord Hugh Trenchard. The RAF fleet consisted of biplanes and transport air crafts because the government did not want...

  • Trenchard and `morale bombing': The evolution of Royal... Meilinger, Phillip S. // Journal of Military History;Apr96, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p243 

    Presents information on Hugh Trenchard, the first chief of the United States Royal Air Force (RAF), and its commander from 1919 to 1929. Evaluation of the history of RAF Bomber Command in World War II; Investigation of terms doctrine, strategy and policy of the RAF; Experience with airpower and...

  • Haig: Master of the Field.  // Military Affairs;Oct1953, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p197 

    The article reviews the book "Haig: Master of the Field," by Major General John Davidson, with an introduction by the Viscount Trenchard.

  • Airborne Early warning finalists evaluation.  // Aviation Week & Space Technology;9/29/1986, Vol. 125 Issue 13, p24 

    The British Ministry of Defense selected GEC Avionics Nimrod AEW MK.3 and the Boeing E-3 Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft as finalists to provide an airborne early warning system to the British Royal Air Force (RAF). Britain and France will jointly evaluate the...

  • Proximity of British Tornados allowed speedy deployment.  // Aviation Week & Space Technology;10/1/1990, Vol. 133 Issue 14, p105 

    Covers the response of Great Britain's Royal Air Force No. 5 Squadron to Operation Desert Shield, which was quick partly because of the unit's proximity to the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Equipment; Squadron makeup; Aircraft problems and maintenance.

  • Britain to update Chinook helicopter fleet to cut operating costs, increase service life.  // Aviation Week & Space Technology;12/17/1990, Vol. 133 Issue 25, p64 

    Summarizes the modernization program Britain's Royal Air Force fleet of 33 Boeing HC Mk. 1 Chinook helicopters will undergo. Boeing will bring the Chinooks up to new HC Mk. 2 standards which will reduce operating and support costs and increase reliability and maintainability.

  • Britain's Royal Air Force.  // Aviation Week & Space Technology;2/3/1992, Vol. 136 Issue 5, p14 

    States the Royal Air Force is accelerating its planned consolidation of bases and operations and now plans to close RAF Abingdon at the end of July, while airfield operations at RAF Kemble will cease on March 31, the date US Air Force flying stopsat the base. Britain's general reorganization of...

  • Waltz of the fliers. Geier, Thom // U.S. News & World Report;4/22/96, Vol. 120 Issue 16, p20 

    Mentions that Britain's Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon, tired of monosyllabic grunts from young offices, has ordered all Royal Air Force cadets to take oral communication classes to boost social skills. He also has advised the cadets to take an eight-week dancing course.

  • No accounting for taste. Keeley, Joe // Public Finance;11/18/95, p32 

    Presents a narrative regarding the author's experience as a member of a British Territorial Royal Air Force infantry regiment. Training.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics