Aden 1961-62

By Paul Roberts:

I joined the RAF in 1959 as an Air Radar Mechanic, having had a passion
for aeroplanes for a long time.

My first posting after my mechanics course at RAF Yatesbury was, much to
my surprise and later delight, 1113 MCU Porth-y Felin House Holyhead. I
had a cracking 18 months there. I was then posted to Aden, where I tried
my best to get onto the Shackleton Squadron but I was informed that
because of my previous experience on Marine Craft, I was posted to the
MCU at Raf Khormaksar for 2 years.

Demobbed in 1971 at 30 MU RAF Sealand. Then back there again as a
civilian. Retired from there in 2001.

Part of the crew of HMAFV 2767 that recovered a seriously ill crewman from SS THRASYVOULOS, 15 miles off ADEN. He made a full recovery in hospital in Steamer Point. Taken on 23/07/1962.

First 2 left: Paul Roberts, Mick Twemlow; kneeling: (?) Rogers (appeared in the film Hell Boats)

Abdullah and Spider Webb (RIP)

MCU tug of war team, station sports day 1962

Most of the unit together in some sort of panic. Brian Bunn coming towards the camera