"I was in Salalah with the RN nothing to
do with the medics. This was a 'Fleeting' visit in '71 on our
way up to Masirah help fix their desalination plant.
I was a Gunner on board a frigate at the
time. Raysut wasn't constructed then and a civvy ship we were
travelling with was unloading via rafts to the shore.
An uncle of mine (A P&O Skipper) said he
used to deliver ammunition to Salalah. So perhaps that's what
the civvy ship was delivering.
We on board had no idea anything was
happening in Dhofar. We didn't even know it was Oman we were
laying off. It was only when I received the bumpf on getting a
job as a WO1 medic in the FST in '83 that I realised the
geography and where we were in the 70's. We knew we were close
to the Gulf somewhere."
"I am currently an NHS RGN/ODP working in Eastbourne DGH but was
in Salalah in 1971 with the RN very briefly then later as a WO1
Medic from SAF in Salalah (83-88)."
"I wasn't working in anaesthetics then I used to run the Wards
initially then took over Resus by the side of the helipad in
"We were a contract team trying to pick up the pieces from
several attempts to take over from the Brit Regular Teams. Our
team was more successful and eventually we set up the
Theatres,X-Ray,Casualty and Wards etc in UAG Hospital. The FST
Buildings in SOAF Salalah were then used as a Med Centre."