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First Aerial Derby Held in Palestine

May 17, 1923
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The first aerial display in Palestine took place at Ramleh yesterday, a squadron of 14 aeroplanes of the British Royal Air Force participating. The exhibition program included flying, air races, a baloon hunt, mimic air fighting and a bombing demonstration.

The aerial derby was over the circuit of Ramleh, Raselain, Jaffa, Ramle… Lieut. Martyn, flying a Vickers Vimy biplane, won the air race covering a distance of twenty-seven miles.

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