|John (scouse) Hirons|
Membership Level: Full
Quoting: Bill Netcher
It will be very interesting to see how Libya fares. As I can remember when Gadaffi took over and I believe that we were one of the last of the British Troops to do an Ex over there which was 69 as it made a change from doing an Ex on Soltau.
Alright Bill, I was stationed at RAF Akrotiri when we had to pull out of Libya in 1970. All the NAAFI supplies mainly the ciggies & beer were brought over to Cyprus & sold at give away prices, to say but the least it was party time. I remember the demise of RAF EL Adem. The RAF was ordered out by Gaddafi & told to leave the buildings standing, the silly boy didn’t say usable, so all the lad were issued with sledge hammers & totally wrecked the interior of every building on the camp, the buildings were still standing but they were empty shells. Anecdotal evedence has it that after the withdrawl the RAF sent a Canberra pr9 to photo’ the camp & unfortunately whilst flying over the runway the pilot ’accidently’ dropped his tip tanks taking half the runway out, for which the RAF apologised profusely.
A situation may be desperate but never serious