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PostSubject: Major excercise 1967 Libya   15/2/2017, 15:16

I am trying to find someone else who was on exercise in Libya 1967..if I remember we flew from Düsseldorf to El Adam airport where we were involved in major desert exercises'. I was there when the Israeli/Egyptian 6 day war was on. Shortly after we were told to leave by King Idris. We were  based in Timimi and had to drive all the way to docks at Tobruk. Loaded the ships then to Malta for a week R and R then back on the ship to Naples. Then I was with the recovery vehicles at the end of the convoy as we set off driving the length of Italy to the Mt Blanc tunnel then into France and Germany.
The only vehicles that broke were the recovery trucks at the end and we finished 2 days behind the main convoy.
The reason is, i'm trying to find out if anyone can recollect this event as i'm putting together a book as when we got back to Germany I went home and got married 50 years ago this year.
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Places Served : Carlisle AAS, Aden, Hildesheim, Bordon, Fallingbostel, Dover, NI Tours, Osnabruck, Herford, Muenster, UN Nicosia, SBA Dhekellia Cyprus x2, Waterbeach, Civi Street 1988. Retired from VOSA 2007.
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PostSubject: Re: Major excercise 1967 Libya   15/2/2017, 16:53

Duty,
I was on one of the 'Battle Group' training exercised not long before you! This is where we trained with tanks/field guns, live firing, before we moved the training to Canada following getting kicked out of Libya.

Which Unit were you with. At the time I was with 32 Hvy Reg't RA Reme. We were a 175mm gun regiment in BAOR. In Libya we used 25 Pounder Field Guns. There were loads of Centurian Tanks taking part.

I'll try posting a few photos.

Alan
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PostSubject: Re: Major excercise 1967 Libya   15/2/2017, 17:14

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PostSubject: Re: Major excercise 1967 Libya   22/2/2017, 20:31

Alan,

Great, great photos.  Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Dan.

PS: Your photos on Flickr aren't available for public viewing.  Can this be changed?
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PostSubject: Re: Major excercise 1967 Libya   22/2/2017, 23:23

Dan,
Please view again and let me know if photos can be seen or not.
Thanks

Alan
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PostSubject: Re: Major excercise 1967 Libya   23/2/2017, 23:41

Alan,

Thanks for that. What's available on your Flickr account is the photo of Chatham Camp, two different photos of the battery firing, and three identical photos of the YMCA canteen on German autobahn. The photo identified as 20130129134645_11 is not included.

Personally I find info on the British Army in the '60s fascinating. Your photos are a unique view and of historical value. Thanks again.

Cheers,
Dan.
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Places Served : Carlisle AAS, Aden, Hildesheim, Bordon, Fallingbostel, Dover, NI Tours, Osnabruck, Herford, Muenster, UN Nicosia, SBA Dhekellia Cyprus x2, Waterbeach, Civi Street 1988. Retired from VOSA 2007.
Registration date : 2009-07-28

PostSubject: Re: Major excercise 1967 Libya   24/2/2017, 10:20

Here is the missing photo of 46 Talavera Battery Royal Artillery. Playing their part in the Battle Group in Libya, around 1969.


33086355145_dc49a0ac6c_c - Copy by Alan yates, on Flickr

20130129134645_11 by Alan yates, on Flickr
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