Military Aviation A forum for the professionals who fly military hardware. Also for the backroom boys and girls who support the flying and maintain the equipment, and without whom nothing would ever leave the ground. All armies, navies and air forces of the world equally welcome here.

RAF KHORMAKSAR

Old 19th Dec 2020, 16:31
  #841 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Yemen
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
This was not in Lahej. This was in Zinjibar in Abyan im 20th January 1963. I noticed it from the second flag for Al Fadhli Sultanate.
Thanks for these Historical pictures.
abyanboard is offline  
Old 20th Dec 2020, 11:54
  #842 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Poole, Dorset
Posts: 123
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Reference Post No 840 which refers to Post No749

Thank you abyanboard for pointing out the error. My memory has failed me over the passage of 57 years. I think that you are correct. I have amended Post No749 to show your input.

How did you ascertain the exact date of the ceremony?
DeanoP is offline  
Old 20th Dec 2020, 21:31
  #843 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Yemen
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I am from Abyan. The event was the Inauguration of the Fadhli sultan which happened in 20th January 1963.

There is newsreel in pathe site from routers about it. I could not post the link. It says:

Short Summary

ZINGIBAR, FADHLI STATE, SOUTH ARABIAN FEDERATION: JANUARY 20 -CHANTING TRIBESMEN, BOOMING GUNS AND HUNDREDS OF GUESTS WERE PART OF THE COLOURFUL CEREMONY HERE TODAY WHEN AHMED BIN ABDULLA AL FADHLI WAS ACCLAIMED SULTAN OF FADHLI STATE.

Thanks again.
abyanboard is offline  
Old 21st Dec 2020, 15:09
  #844 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Co. Down
Age: 81
Posts: 667
Received 4 Likes on 2 Posts
More wonderful pictures Deano, those of us there in 1951 remember them as The Tanks of Sheba. So popular and safe that family parties would visit them.
Geriaviator is offline  
Old 21st Dec 2020, 17:05
  #845 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Hanging off the end of a thread
Posts: 26,290
Received 67 Likes on 34 Posts
Question, on some shots the land rovers have a spaced plate over the bonnet that curves up near where the screen was.

All I can think is that it was to prevent overheating? and improved cooling while working as a sort of dust deflector for the crew?
NutLoose is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.