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NIZWA - Oman - 1960 Nizwa – Some of the local population watching a demonstration of firepower by the Sultan of Muscat and Oman Armed Forces firing mortars.

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1 NIZWA - Oman Nizwa – Some of the local population watching a demonstration of firepower by the Sultan of Muscat and Oman Armed Forces firing mortars at the nearby hills. Amongst them may well have been some of those who laid the mines which blew up our vehicles and who occasionally fired shots into the camp under cover of darkness.

2 NIZWA - Oman An Arab steed assists at the firepower demonstration with disinterest.

3 OMAN – Miscellaneous photos And the driver wasn’t even drunk!

4 OMAN – Miscellaneous photos Two planes from the Sultan’s Armed Forces fly over to check on our wellbeing.

5 OMAN – Miscellaneous photos Bill wearing his Jordanian yashmak (red and white checked headscarf)

6 OMAN – Miscellaneous photos Bill Powell leaving the dormitory, next stop ‘Blighty’ after a two and a half year ‘python’. (12 months in Kenya and 18 months in Oman and Yemen).

7 OMAN – Miscellaneous photos February Troop turns out in force at Nizwa (Firq) ‘International airport’ to say farewell to Dave Wheeler, Bill Powell and Bill Guthrie as they leave for Bahrain en route for the United Kingdom.

8 OMAN – Some of N°1 Troop’s mined vehicles A Bedford RL 3-tonner after hitting a mine. The driver, Spr.Bill Guthrie was blown out through the observation hatch in the roof and suffered a broken ankle.

9 OMAN – Some of N°1 Troop’s mined vehicles A Bedford RL 3-tonner after hitting a mine. The driver, Spr.Bill Guthrie was blown out through the observation hatch in the roof and suffered a broken ankle.

10 OMAN – Some of N°1 Troop’s mined vehicles Mined vehicles ……waiting for repairs.

11 OMAN – Some of N°1 Troop’s mined vehicles Mined vehicles ……waiting for repairs.

12 OMAN – Some of N°1 Troop’s mined vehicles Mined vehicles ……waiting for repairs.

13 OMAN – Some of N°1 Troop’s mined vehicles Mined vehicles ……waiting for repairs.

14 OMAN – Some of N°1 Troop’s mined vehicles Bill watches a stricken vehicle reach camp.

15 OMAN – Some of N°1 Troop’s mined vehicles The remains of the Land Rover which hit a mine at the end of February Spr.Dougal McDougall was killed and Spr.‘Taffy’ Williams injured.

16 OMAN – Some of N°1 Troop’s mined vehicles The remains of the Land Rover which hit a mine at the end of February Spr.Dougal McDougall was killed and Spr.‘Taffy’ Williams injured.

17 OMAN – Some of N°1 Troop’s mined vehicles The remains of the Land Rover which hit a mine at the end of February Spr.Dougal McDougall was killed and Spr.‘Taffy’ Williams injured.

18 OMAN – The Al Batinah coast March 1961 Filling up with water at a water-hole.

19 OMAN – The Al Batinah coast March 1961 Some locals pose for their photo to be taken.

20 OMAN – The Al Batinah coast March 1961 A caravan of camels passes on its way.

21 OMAN – The Al Batinah coast March 1961 Watering a herd of goats at a well.


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