Habbaniya, Iraq. 1953 ( May-June ). Original pictorial card covers. Internally very good with black and white ills. Covers slightly soiled. Rare.
Royal Air Force Station Habbaniya, more commonly known as RAF Habbaniya (Arabic: قاعدة الحبانية الجوية), (originally RAF Dhibban), was a Royal Air Force station at Habbaniyah, about 55 miles (89 km) west of Baghdad in modern-day Iraq, on the banks of the Euphrates near Lake Habbaniyah. It was developed from 1934, and was operational from October 1936 until 31 May 1959 when the RAF finally withdrew after the July 1958 Revolution made the British military presence no longer welcome. It was the scene of fierce fighting in May 1941 when it was besieged by the Iraqi Military following the 1941 Iraqi coup d'état.
Author R A F Habbaniya Iraq
Binding Card Covers
Publisher R A F Habbaniya
Condition Very Good