First Air Survery Over Seletar


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RAF Flight Lieutenant Gerry Livock, 26, was flying the Fairey III D Float Seaplane as first expedition to the Far East. He was doing an air survery of Seletar and the swamp and forests of Northern Singapore.

Gerald Edward Livock (aka Gerry) was born in 1897 Suffolk (England). Gerry was an English aviator, cricketer and archaeologist. 20 September 1918 Captain (Temporary Major) Gerry Livock (Sea Patrol) is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) in recognition of gallantry against the enemy.

The Fairey IIID Float Seaplane was operated by the Royal Air Force. Australia had six Fairey IIIDs in service. Fairey IIID was built by the Fairey Aviation Company. Fairey III was a family of British reconnaissance biplanes that had a long service history. It first flew in 1917. Two-seat general-purpose biplane, powered by a 375 hp (280 kW) Rolls-Royce Eagle or 450 hp (336 kW) Napier Lion piston engine.

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