SERVING in the SUEZ CANAL ZONE of EGYPT until 1956

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Album of Photos taken in the Suez Canal Zone.  Page 8

 The names of people who supplied the photos are now being included under the photos.  Photos with the initial C.D. underneath are my own,
those without a name means I have probably mislaid or lost the record of who supplied it. - Sorry about that folks!



The record breaking Canberra refueling at RAF Fayid. 1952.
photo supplied by Geoff Cooper.

Another Canberra, this one on the way to Australia. 1953.
photo supplied by Geoff Cooper. 


Tessie O'Shea.

Lorrae Desmond.

Robey Buckley.
Three of the girls who went to the Canal Zone to entertain the troops.   photos supplied by Dick Woolley.


RAF Fayid Front Gate. - 'Arizona Rest House' opposite.
photo supplied by Geoff Cooper.

Photo taken by an airman on guard at RAF Fayid
during an electrical storm.
photo supplied by Geoff Cooper. 

Sandstorm approaching
RAF Abu Sueir.
photo supplied by Bob Ellis.




Preparing a plane for Operation Snowdrop. RAF Fayid.   photos supplied by Geoff Cooper.

 
Signals man up the pole...
photo supplied by Geoff Rockley.
 
...and the view he had.
photo supplied by Geoff Rockley.

This motley crew are from Billet 90, RAF Abu Sueir. 1952.
photo supplied by Bob Ellis. 


RAF El Hamra drivers and waggons.
photo supplied by Alan Weguelin.


Queen Mary of El Hamra.
photo supplied by Alan Weguelin.

Having a break in the cab.
photo supplied by Alan Weguelin.


Going swimming...
photo supplied by Alan Weguelin.

...but probably not here at the Blue Lagoon...

...more likely to be at the Vic Lido.
photo supplied by Alan Weguelin. 


Another climber of Mount Shubra.

The sign tells it all.


One of the school buses.

Through the wire at RAF Abu Sueir.
photo supplied by Bob Ellis.

A Meteor on the runway at Abu Sueir.
photo supplied by Bob Ellis.


"I wonder where all the others went?"
photo supplied by Alan Weguelin.

Have you any idea what and where this is?

By a water chattie, 205 Group tented area.
photo supplied by Dick Woolley.


Another marker on the Canal road.
photo supplied by Dick Woolley.

"Look at the sting on that!"
C.D.


Levelling the sand at Abyad.
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Some lads of 114 Sqdn, RAF Kabrit
ready to go on detachment to Khartoum,
flying in a Dakota.
photo supplied by Roy Davies.

Three old mates who met again in the Canal Zone.
Mike Powell and Doug Bennison of Abyad and
Eric Todd, Kasfareet.
photo supplied by Eric Todd.

Inside one of the billets at RAF Fayid.
photo supplied by Geoff Cooper.


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More photos on the  'Now and Then'  page and on the  'That Palm Tree'  page.

My thanks to the Suez Veterans who supplied the photos to produce this Photo Album.
© Charlie Delta. October 2004.
Page revised: © March 2009.