16th May 2023

Still feeling very “long Covid” I feel that the time has come to take up the offer from Chris Rodgers to show off some of his photographs from Oman. There are a good number of them and arranging them on the website with the appropriate text will take some time. The index page will be populated bit by bit as time allows. Bid Bid has been interrupted by time in Devon.

19th April 2023

Three years being careful, all my vaccinations, careful on the flight to and from Oman in December but now Covid following a conference that Marian attended in Blackpool

29th March 2023

It has been a while…….and the site backup has been moved from DropBox to OneDrive. Not a good move I might add but it has been done so I will have to live with it. The Veterans Tour to Oman in early December 22 is now in the past and leaves vivid memories. There are more contributions to add to both the “Documentary” part of the website and the photographs.

Some time spent checking on and expanding content using    ChatGPT   which ended quite quickly either in a a plethora of conflicting detail or none at all.  I don’t doubt that when such sites become more robust and reliable I will revisit them.

3rd November 2022

The order from Brigadier Graham to Col Harvey the Commander Dhofar to set up Op Aqubah has been included in the SOAF page relating to Hauf. It has been sitting on my hard drive since 2011 waiting to be included.

12th October 2022

It seems to be the time to include a glossary to make this site more intelligible. It will take considerable time to establish and by its very nature will continue to evolve. I am struggling with the software for the “Popups”

10th October 2022

Reflections on casevac in 1972 and 2022 (Documents)

20th June 2022

A few more images from Michael Stevens and a book cover, in Sources, for Sir Simon Mayall’s book. “Soldier in the Sand”

4th June 2022

One URL fixed whilst the weather keeps me in from the garden.

5th May 2022

The plugin used to connect some images to *.pdf files is no longer supported. Consequently there are some broken links which I will fix as I come across them or when somebody draws them to my attention.

8th February 2022

Most of the graphic design changes in the “Documents” section completed.

29th January 2022

Some changes made to the “Sources” page ; new “anchor points” inserted. Changes to “Documents” commenced.

10th December 2021

New entry in “Documents” relating to the Soviet press reporting. Update of Index Page

23th November 2021

Some changes made to backgrounds. Commenced re-building SOAF/Marbat page.

13th November 2021

Cousins and friends in Oz and NZ are not happy….. You win some you lose some.

3rd November 2021

Changes in process  –  a long and very tedious process  – to the Documents page whereby the page that is opened by clicking an icon returns to the same “anchor” on the “Documents” page. An “Index” icon is also being added to each page. “Sources” pages have been updated.

1st November 2021

“British Units/Troops in Dhofar” entered in the “Documents” section.

27th October 2021

All previous Updates deleted.

PHP 7.4 installed

Updraft Plus Premium plugin installed.

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