Photographs of The Sultan’s Armed Forces 1974 – 76



Summary of thumbnail and photographic links  

In 1974 the Air Force was the transport ‘workhorse’ of the whole country in addition to supporting the forces involved in Dhofar.
The photographs below show the aircraft in use during the period, the most modern being the BAC 1-11 (Cargo version and the first produced by BAC) which had its inaugural return flight to UK in March 1975.
The ‘Defender’ (Islander light aircraft) was instituted in 1975 and is now added as one of 4 photographs provided by courtesy of Peter Justin who worked with Airworks.


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Skyvan at Sayq 1974
Crashed Skyvan Tawi airstrip 1974
Wessex at Tawi Atair 1974
Supplies for Op Hammer 1974
Helicopter resupply Op Hammer
Dhofar looking SW 1975
Skyvan over the Jebel Akhdar 1975
Wessex at Salalah 1974
BAC-111 at Salalah
Over Salalah 1975
Viscouts at Seeb

The photographs below were provided in 2010 by Peter Justin who worked for Airworks in 1976

Caribou at Seeb
Defender at Salalah
Hunter at Seeb
Salalah coast 1976

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