BRITAIN'S AERIAL FLEET.
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LONDON, .February 26
Colonel Seely stated that Great Britain had 161 aeroplanes, an increase of 48 since June 30, despite the fact that 42 had. been scrapped with a view to minimising ri<sk.
Colonel Seely added that Britain was insisting on a higher ' degree of safety than any other country. The military wing had flown 100,000 miles in eight months without a fatality. It- was proposed to maintain 250 aeroplanes, necessitating 125 new machines annually. The problem of getting sufficient aeroplanes and engines in Britain had now been solved. The average "speed was the highest in Europe.
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BRITAIN'S AERIAL FLEET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8805, 27 February 1914
BRITAIN'S AERIAL FLEET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8805, 27 February 1914
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