7thd March 2024

An early dry run would suggest that it is impractical to complete a hard copy of  the full or even part of the website. I have therefore made an UpdraftPlus backup stored on OneDrive, a USB stick, my PC and will now retire to the garden. 

2nd October 2023

Very little new material has been submitted to the website recently. It is now probably time to convert what is on the site to hard copy. Currently there are 1786 pages so it will take a good deal of both printer ink and printer paper. It could be achieved automatically with a program such as “Print My Blog” but experimenting with it seems to reveal that the outcome down this route would not be satisfactory. A page by laborious page is the inevitable choice.

7th July 2023

Progressive improvement of the presentation of the Nosworthy card  documents in Data/Clinical to improve their appearance.

27th June 2023

The website has been “down” for a couple of weeks as automatic backup  maintenance exceeded the storage limit whilst away on the Rhone…… That is now fixed but has left the website a little bit more erratic than normal.

12th June 2023

Some progress has been made with Chris Rodgers’s photographs – most of it in the background with “keyphrases” and “metadata”. The pages are in minor chaos at the moment but progress is being made interrupted by time spent on a visit to the RAF Regiment Heritage Centre at RAF Honington where there is a small corner dedicated to RAF Salalah. It is a well spread out museum and very well worth a visit.

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 a family member 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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