Photographs & Stories - Alan Eaton
ABOVE : XM106 which was blown up by a landmine at Habilayne on 21st June 1967.
LEFT: Alan Eaton
RIGHT: The view on the way.
“I was in the Pay Corps attached to the Queen’s Surreys and the companies for which I was responsible were stationed on the Yemen border at a place called Mukeiras which had a very short gravel strip. The RAF flew me up country for a pay parade each fortnight with the supplies mainly between Khormaksar and Mukeiras.”
ABOVE LEFT & RIGHT: A familiar sight in the middle east. In the centre of the cloud of dust is just seen the Beverley which caused it, XM109.
ABOVE LEFT: Beverleys, unknown and XM106, and a Hawker Hunter. ABOVE RIGHT: A Hunter over XM106.
ABOVE LEFT: A DC3 of Aden Airways, XM110, XH119 and XM106. ABOVE RIGHT: Twin Pioneer taking off.
ABOVE LEFT: loaded Beverley. ABOVE RIGHT: A 120mm WOMBAT (Weapon Of Magnesium, Battalion, Anti-Tank).
ABOVE LEFT: The WOMBAT. ABOVE RIGHT: An air-conditioned Land Rover with a typical crowd of ‘poseurs’.