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: