Wing Commander Joseph Reginald Cyril Lane, R.A.F. Collection
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1935: Fairey Seal (K3535) of 821 Squadron HMS Courageous attracted by the island.

1935: Blackburn Baffin of 810 Squadron HMS Courageous, pilot Lt. Cooper making a second (successful) attempt to land, he lost the starboard wheel on the first attempt.

1935: Blackburn Shark MkIIs (K5619) HMS Courageous missed the arrester wire and damaged the starboard lower wing. Nearly over the side!

1935: Blackburn Baffin (S1662) of 810 Squadron HMS Courageous, Lt. Camduff [sic] crash.

1935: Pilot's view landing on HMS Courageous.

1935: Hawker Nimrod II (K5056).

August 1935: Joe Lane (left) alongside a Hawker Nimrod with a blown tire.

October 18, 1935: The Italian liner Ausonia on fire at Alexandria, Egypt.
Postcard showing Mohamed Aly Square, Alexandria, Egypt.

Postcard showing Alexandria, Egypt.
(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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