• Short Summary

    Gan will be among the East of Suez bases to close down in 1970.

  • Description


    Aerial views RAF crew on Britannia flight deck



    Aerial views approach to Gan



    Taxi-ing on runaway



    GV's of RAF base accommodation, palm trees, etc.



    "Blue Lagoon" officers' mass



    Pakistani quarter of base, including mosque and shop



    Beach scene



    Britannia refuelling



    GV's RAF accommodation.




    Initials


    this was short hurriedly during a one-hour refuelling stop. The total strength of the base is approximately 2,000 including the Pakistani contingent. RAF men spend one year at the base. No families permitted - therefore an all-sale base except for passengers in transit. Main purpose of base is as an air staging post and communications - suggest M.O.D. may be abe to supply further info. if needed.

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    Background: Gan will be among the East of Suez bases to close down in 1970.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3EB3Z0YR4PHMBD4MH6NOHEE8N
    Media URN:
    VLVA3EB3Z0YR4PHMBD4MH6NOHEE8N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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