WHAT: Latvian Navy receives its first airplane
WHEN: July 30, 1924
WHERE: Daugava, at Riga
- On July 30, 1924, General Eduards Kalnins presented the Navy with their first aircraft, a Hanriot HD-17 seaplane.
- The aircraft had been purchased in France with funds donated by the general public.
- Latvian ship "Virsaitis" transported the airplane, which had been named "Aizsargs I" ('Protector I"), to
the ceremony on the Daugava River, at Riga.
- Bruvelis, E. Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
- Prieditis, E. Latvijas Kara Flote
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