How we travelled to Seletar

Airmen of the Far East Flight were the first to travel to Seletar. Leaving Plymouth on

Monday 17th  October 1927 and arrived at Seletar on Tuesday February 28th 1928

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36 Squadron was the next to arrive was To arrive. See

Up until the late 1950s most people travelled by troop ship which took weeks or even months.

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which sailed to Singapore and the Far east'

Even if you were lucky enough to fly it still took several days to get there.


In the early 1960 chartered aircraft were used which reduced the travelling time to about 24 hours.

 In the late 1960s and early 1970s the RAF VC10 was used which came via RAF Gan a small staging post in the middle of the Indian ocean.

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