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.