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Old 19th Apr 2020, 17:48
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zetec2
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
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RAF Hunters in Thailand ?

Ploughing through Max Hastings tome Vietnam 1945-75 read the following passage:

"In 1961 Harold Macmillan promised some military gesture (to the USA) if the Vientiane government collapsed. When Pathet Lao troops moved near the Western border of Laos the following year, in response a Squadron of RAF Hunters were deployed into neighbouring Thailand, it was the usual story: the British were desperate to avoid a new commitment, but obsequiously anxious to comply with American wishes".

So which Squadron, from where, and to which base in Thailand, and what did they do and for how long ?

been unable to find much info about this, and apologies if been posted before rgds PH.
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