Presentation on theme: "A convoy of 3 tonners, carrying the field surveyors of 2 Troop, 13 Field Svy Sqn RE, enroute for the Radfan"— Presentation transcript:
1 13 Field Survey Squadron re parade for their annual inspection at Falaise lines, little Aden. 1964.
2 A convoy of 3 tonners, carrying the field surveyors of 2 Troop, 13 Field Svy Sqn RE, enroute for the Radfan
3 Pete Catterall and Fuff Barrat are perched at the back of a 3 ton Bedford as the convoy heads into the Radfan. 1964
4 2 troop are encamped alongside the main road into the interior of the Radfan. 1964.
5 2 Troop meet up with the camel support transport team, Radfan. 1964.
6 The first Royal Air Force Blackburn 'Beverley' transport aircraft to land at Thumeir airstrip, Radfan. a RAF Scottish Aviation 'Twin Pioneer' stands to the left foreground
7 The first Royal Air Force Blackburn 'Beverley' transport aircraft to make a landing at Thumeir airstrip, Radfan. Army Air Corps 'Beaver and `Auster' visible extreme left
8 A Royal Air Force Westland 'Whirlwind' HAR 10 search and rescue helicopter of 26 squadron, stands beside the runway at Thumeir airfield, Radfan. May/June 1964.
9 A Royal Navy Westland 'Wessex' HAS1 anti submarine helicopter of 815 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Centaur, stands beside the runway at Thumeir airstrip, Radfan. These aircraft were based at Khormaksar between 22 May and 25 June 1964 and flew daily into Thumeir with sonar equipment removed for the duration of the operation. one aircraft was lost on 10 June 1964.
10 Army Air Corps `Beaver' and Auster parked up near the end of the runway at Thumeir airstrip, Radfan. May/June 1964.
11 A Royal Navy Westland 'Wessex' HAS1 anti submarine helicopter of 815 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Centaur, arrives at Thumeir airstrip with an underslung load. these aircraft flew daily into the Radfan between 22 May And 25 June the sonar equipment was removed for the duration of the operation. one aircraft was lost on 10 June
12 A 105 mm pack howitzer arrives at Thumeir airstrip slung beneath a Royal Air Force Westland Built 'Belvedere helicopter, probably belonging to 26 Squadron. May/June 1964.
13 The tented accommodation at Thumeir airstrip, Radfan. May/June 1964.
14 A mountaintop base with Army Air Corps Westland built `Scout' helicopters on view. Radfan. 1964.
15 View through the windscreen of an army air corps Westland built `scout' helicopter as it deploys, on survey duties, somewhere in the Radfan
16 View of a typical valley in the Radfan as seen from the top of a jebel
17 High mountains surround this Radfan valley where the terraced fields can be clearly seen. 1964.