Wg Cdr Pote and Wg Cdr Gatland left behind the stunning shores of Cyprus and undertook an arduous 1100 mile route across Saudi Arabia. They viewed spectacular desert scenery, lots of dust and some incredible towering thunderstorms to dodge before two tired pilots landed at Bahrain (21 October) at dusk.
They then progressed onto Al Ain in the UAE (22 October) before a long leg over water to Jinnah International Airport in Karachi (23 October). Wg Cdr Pote and Wg Cdr Gatland then flew onto Nagpur (25 October), an airfield commissioned for the RFC/RAF in WWI, used by the Royal Air Force in WWII, and today by the Indian Air Force as well as major airlines. This is where we bided farewell to Wgd Cdr Gatland after 4000 miles and welcomed Sqn Ldr Emma Landy.
Photos from our engagement with the British Council Pakistan – check out our engagement page for more details!