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Old 22nd Apr 2020, 08:15
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teeteringhead

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Don't think there were Bluies as early as mid 60s. I was in Sharjah 70-71 and we didn't have them then (and also had a postal strike to contend with!). First time I saw them was in Norn Iron in (?) 80 or 81?

[Edited to add further thoughts:]

Was also in Salalah '73 to '75, Blueys /Bluies not present then. ISTR they were first introduced for Op BANNER, so looks like last half of '70s? They were certainly in place for FI in '82.

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