Naha – Defending Japan’s Southern Islands

Naha – Defending Japan’s Southern Islands

Authors & Photographers: Ian French & Jon Astley Naha Airfield was constructed in 1933 as Oroku Naval Air Base under the command of the Imperial Japanese Navy.  After the end of World War II the airfield was upgraded and became a base for the United States...
Taiwan Air Force

Taiwan Air Force

Authors & photographers:  Ian French & Jon Astley The Taiwan Air Force is formally known as the Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) and was established in 1920 as the Aviation Ministry.  The RoCAF was active on mainland China under the Republic of China.  When...
State Emergency Service of Ukraine at Nizhyn

State Emergency Service of Ukraine at Nizhyn

Authors & photographers:  Ian French & Alexander Golz In most countries, the Ministry of the Interior is responsible for disaster recovery and civil protection. In Ukraine a special organisation has been created for this purpose: The State Emergency Service...