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13 Field Survey Squadron re parade for their annual inspection at Falaise lines, little Aden. 1964.

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1 13 Field Survey Squadron re parade for their annual inspection at Falaise lines, little Aden

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

5 2 Troop meet up with the camel support transport team, Radfan

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

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

18 Thumeir airfield, Radfan

19 Tented accommodation, somewhere in the Radfan

20 View of Thumeir airfield seen from the cockpit of an Army Air Corps Westland built 'Scout' helicopter as it comes in to land. Radfan

21 A mortar team of the Federal Regular Army form part of the base defence system. Radfan

22 Members of the Federal Regular Army form part of the defence forces. Radfan

23 A view from the mountain tops of a Radfan valley

24 Members of the federal regular army form part of the defence forces. Radfan

25 A view of Radfan agriculture on this hilltop plateau, Radfan

26 Two 105 mm pack howitzers of the Royal Artillery are deployed and ready for action. Radfan

27 View of a Royal Artillery unit with 105 mm pack howitzers deployed for action. Radfan

28 Deserted village scene in the Radfan

29 A deserted village in the Radfan

30 A hilltop view of a typical Radfan farm, showing the many 'terraced plots of land

31 There is quite a bit of greenery in this Radfan valley

32 A typical Radfan village

33 Another typical Radfan village

34 As the sun rises in the morning sky, the clouds begin to rise from the Radfan valleys

35 Could this be a lookout post? three lads with a GPMG man a hillside ledge beneath the main encampment. Radfan

36 Dramatic rugged features of the Radfan mountains

37 Dave Nunley on the left and possibly Fuff Barrat on the right together with others, break out the goodies, somewhere in the Radfan

38 Fuff Barrat takes advantage of a torrential downpour to enjoy an occasional shower and shampoo. The rain was extremely cold. Radfan


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