Coordination Between RAF Iraq Command and Ground Forces

Ground Forces # Coordination between the Royal Air Force (RAF) in Iraq and ground forces is crucial for effective and successful military operations. The coordination between the RAF Iraq Command and ground forces plays a key role in ensuring seamless communication, strategic planning, and execution of missions. This partnership between air and ground units requires…

The Challenges of Maintaining RAF Presence in Iraq After Independence

Just as Iraq gained independence, the Royal Air Force (RAF) faced a new set of obstacles in maintaining its presence in the region. The British military had played a significant role in Iraq during the tumultuous times leading up to independence, but now had to navigate a complex landscape of political, social, and strategic challenges….

RAF Hinaidi 1922-1938

RAF Hinaidi 1922-1938

Royal Air Force Station Hinaidi was established as the main airfield in the Kingdom of Iraq when the RAF took command of it in 1922. Up to that point it had been under the command of the British Army since World War I. It remained in use until 1938 when operations were transferred to RAF…