Wing Commander Joseph Reginald Cyril Lane, R.A.F. Collection
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1930: Border crossing between Gibraltar and Spain.

1930: The hanger deck of HMS Argus. Aircraft include Fairey IIID (foreground), Blackburn Blackburn (background). Note spare undercarriages slung up to the deck head.

HMS Furious.

Blackburn Blackburns of 449 (Fleet Spotter) Flight, HMS Furious.

1931: FAA Novar, Scotland.

HM Battleships Valiant, Warspite and Malaya seen in the Cromarty Firth off Invergordon, Scotland.

1931: Fairey IIIF Mk IIIB (S1516) landing on HMS Furious (with a bump).

1931: Fairey Long Range Monoplane (K1991).
Two of this type of aircraft were built to set long distance records. The first, J9479, failed to set a record, but K1991 set the record for non-stop flight on Feb. 6-8, 1933 in a flight from RAF Cranwell to Walvis Bay, South Africa.

Beehive, Grantham.

1931: AOC's Inspection at RAF Spitalgate (ex RFC Grantham).
(All photos from the collection of Wing Commander Joseph R. C. Lane, R.A.F.)
Courtesy of Chris Lane

MaritimeQuest would like to thank Chris Lane for allowing us to publish his father's photo collection and
autobiography. Making this material available to everyone is a great tribute to his father and his service
to his country. The collection is presented in the order received from Chris with the captions provided. Additional notes made by the webmaster appear in yellow text.

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