Forum thread for campaign Aden
“ servd in this campaign 1966-67 ”
I served on SRT Wg Khormaksar from July 1966 to Oct 1967, working on Twin Pioneers, Dakota and Andovers. Did an engine change out in the open up at Rayan. I was a lone guard with a 303 and 5 rounds of ammo guarding the main gate to Officers Married Quarters at around midnight in 1967 when a hand grenade was lobbed onto a patio inside the compound killing and injuring some of the occupants. It was suspected that one of the local Arab advisors living in the quarters carried out the attack.
We were visited at our club (Hair of the Dog) by some Argyll
one ambush waddi matla, base radio op, habalain several attacks! grenade thrown at us in crater, lost eight lads in my hq troop june 67 went out in augst 66 came backjuly 67 I guess I was lucky! never forget them tho
Im looking on behalf of my father who was a close family friend at the time. Thanks in advance :)
RAF :-105/84 Transport Squadrons as MRT, radar tech, 1964 - 1966.
managed various detachments to Eastleigh (RAF
We all deserve a medal for this posting especially the Army and RAF
Aden in Pictures. In Which we Served. contains about 800 photographs. email@example.com. 45 Commando RM 163-64.
Does anyone remember my dad, John Madill he served with the Northumberland Fusiliers in Aden.