Two Troop 48 Squadron Royal Engineers
RE Postal and Courier Services
The Hornbeam Line
Living on the Jebel
The Coastal Plain, Headquarters
The Moon Country (Jabal Al Qamar)
Air, both RAF and SOAF
R and R
Some edited comments from John Jackett.
John Douglas – 1977:
Cash to bank became a chore, transfer now to the RE Field Sqn, thank goodness that we still had some independent transport.
What I remember of REs in Dhofar 1971-72. There was a WO 1 overseeing the local Asian workforce in / around the airstrip, mainly (from memory) about grading / maintaining the Sultans side of the Airfield, as opposed to “RAF Salalah”, he never used the RAF mess (that I remember) but I did meet him socially in the Indian Club for their curries – fantastic social life out there – along with your guys in the FST!!
I note that you are including “ R & R “, the RAF had afternoon beach trips by 3 Tonner – with Armed guards
When Dave Gladwin came back for his second Posting, indeed to close FPO Salalah, he was looked after by the RE troop from “Down the road”, 2 photos attached of members of that Troop, unfortunatley they are not designated as to which RE troop. however the OC is named by David: