Image: Black and White photograph showing biplane with clouded sunset. Shadows of men gathered by the right wing

Ramadi, Iraq

20 November, 1919

Leaving during a heavy storm in Damascus to avoid being bogged and having further delays in schedule, the Vimy made its way through strong headwinds to Baghdad but had to force land in Ramadi due to these conditions. The conditions then worsened into the night from sandstorms as fifty men from the 10th Indian Lancers on site had to help hold down the aircraft.