ROYAL AIR FORCE: EAST AFRICA COMMAND, 1940-1945.
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Oblique aerial view of the airfield at Takoradi, Gold Coast from the north, after the cessation of the West African Reinforcement Route, the vital aircraft ferry route which operated for three years from Takoradi to Egypt. Between the arrival of the first consignment of crated aircraft at Takoradi harbour in September 1940, and the cessation of aircraft erection at the airfield in October 1943, 5,200 aircraft were erected and flown along the Route to the North African and Mediterranean theatres, with a further 1,000 erected and retained for service in West Africa. The Whin River can be seen to the south of the airfield.