On each section of the flight, i.e. Cardlington to Ismailia and Ismailia
to Karachi, four days rations will be carried consisting of two days ordinary
rations, 1 day's reserve rations and one day's emergency ration. The total
amount of food will amount to 837 lbs. , which will be taken on board
at Cardington and Ismailia on the outward flight and at Karachi and Ismailia
on the homeward flight.
About 500 gallons of drinking and washing water will be carried during
Meals will be served in the Dining Room and will be cooked in the electrically
equipped kitchen close-by.
The Airship will be cleared by Customs, Emigration and Medical Authorities
before leaving Cardington and the necessary papers will be available for
clearance in Egypt and India.
The amount of luggage
allowed to each Officer or Passenger is 30 lbs, and to each member of
the Crew 15 lbs
H.M.A. R.101 is equipped for long-wave transmission on and for long and
shortwave reception. Her call sign and registration mark is G.F.A.A.W.
(The wave lengths are not being disclosed and it is hoped that private
persons not attempt to transmit messages, as the Airship will be fully
occupied in receiving meteorological information and in transmitting essential
The signal organization is divided into five zones, the operating wireless
ground stations being: -
Marseilles 70 degrees E. Long
degreesE Long to Crete 25 degress Long
long to Ismalia
||Ismailia to Head
of Persian Gulf 48 degrees E Long
||Head of Persian
Gulf 48 degrees E long to Karachi
Airship will be in communication with these Stations in the order shown,
and similar arrangements will be in force on the return flight.
The main chain of communication will be entirely by Royal Air Force Wireless
Stations, with the exception that the Station in India is t Indian Governmnet
Civil Station at Karachi.
During each stage there will be certain routine times both for the transmission
and reception of messages. Progress reports will be despatched by the
airship each day at midnight (G.M.T.), 6.00 a.m. (G.M.T.) noon (GM.T.)
and 6p/m/ (G.M.T.)
The Karachi W/T Station is also fitted up with radio telephony so that
the Captain of the Airship will be a ble to speak to the mooring Tower
officer during landing.
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