A recently discovered map in the Public Records Office in
Kew showing all the proposed Imperial Air Routes has uncovered
some interesting unknown finds. The map is dated "Air
Routes 1931" but it is suspected that this is a future
proposal of sites, probably issued around August September
1930, prior to the loss of the R101 and when many decision
had been made regarding the next phase of the Airship Programme.
of the locations which was shown was the proposal of a mast
in Bombay. The mast is in a strategic location on the route
down to Australia. Nothing more is known of the proposed
Bombay mast, however it is quite unlikely that this be built
with the proximity of other proposed masts in the area.
However the mast could also service those airships travelling
down from India, to Perth in Australia, as it sits on a
geographic line directly south east connecting those locations.