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Sempill British Aviation Mission to Japan, four planes
Sempill British Aviation Mission to Japan, four planes
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Sempill British Aviation Mission to Japan, Avro 504
Sempill British Aviation Mission to Japan, Avro 504
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Sempill British Aviation Mission to Japan
Sempill British Aviation Mission to Japan
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Postcard celebrating Czech - USA relations post-WW1
Postcard celebrating Czech - USA relations post-WW1
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WW1 - The advantages of using a mosquito net
WW1 - The advantages of using a mosquito net
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Swanbill Corsets 1879
Swanbill Corsets 1879
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WW1 - League of National Safety
WW1 - League of National Safety
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Advert for the Ministry of Food 1946
Advert for the Ministry of Food 1946
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Advert for the Ministry of Food 1942
Advert for the Ministry of Food 1942
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Sempill British Aviation Mission to Japan, four planes Featured Image

Sempill British Aviation Mission to Japan, four planes

Advance Training Machines. William Francis Forbes-Sempill, 19th Lord Sempill AFC, AFRAeS (1893-1965) was a Scottish peer and record-breaking air pioneer who was later shown to have passed secret information to the Imperial Japanese military before the Second World War. In 1921, Sempill led an official military mission to Japan that showcased the latest British aircraft. In subsequent years he continued to aid the Imperial Japanese Navy in developing its Navy Air Service and began giving military secrets to the Japanese. Although his activities were uncovered by British Intelligence, Sempill was not prosecuted for spying and allowed to continue in public life. Seen here are a Gloster Sparrowhawk (centre foreground), a Blackburn Swift Mk.II (centre background), a Vickers Type 48 Viking IV (right) and a Supermarine Seagull Mk.II (left).
circa 1921

© The Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library)/Mary Evans Picture Library