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Khormaksar 1 March 1963 to 9/196773(F) Squadron De Havilland Venom Squadron arrived on detachment from RAF Nicosia early `57.Stationed at RAF Khormaksar the Squadron flew Venom FB1`s against the rebels in the Yemen mountains.78 Squadron Pioneer CC1 (4/56-8/59)Pembroke C1 (6/58-6/59)Twin Pioneer CC1 (10/58-6/65)Wessex HC2 (6/65-2/71)Khormaksar 4/56-10/6784 Squadron Valetta C1 (12/56-8/60)Sycamore HR14 (12/56-5/57)Pembroke C1 (12/56-6/57)Beverley C1 (5/58-6/67)Khormaksar 12/56-9/67; NOTE Sycamores belonged to Search and Rescue Helicopter Flight, This is believed to have been a temporary administrative arrangement. P Staff HQMEC -RAF Unit one year unaccompanied tour,buildings on top of Fort Morbut.
Later in the year 6 Shackletons of 37 squadron about to be disbanded in Malta were posted to Khormaksar staying for the next ten years. The squadron used RAF helicopters until almost the end and then used RN helicopters for patrols. The squadron was based at Raf Upwood at the time,and we left there to go to Aden in June of that year. No 66 Rifle Squadron, Royal Air Force Regiment from to (FIELD)Wing. I was posted to 402 in Dec 66 and left in 67 just prior to the shut down. Thanks to Jim Wright for this entry.131 Maintenance Unit RAF Khormaksar. Was also in the Aden Services Gliding club at Sheik Othman old airfield - afternoons and weekends - 400 flights.
When 43 Sqn moved to Khormaksar in March 1963, the Hunter squadrons undertook the two-month Bahrain detachment in rotation until May 1964, when 208 Squadron was posted to Bahrain permanently. Responsible for all air freight and passenger movement, within theatre and from/to UK and other overseas locations.
Many Thanks to Ray Deacon for this entry.233 Squadron Valetta C19/60-1/64 when disbanded288 Squadron511 Squadron Britannia Lyneham on trooping, Freight, Mail & Supplies from the UK to Near East, Middle East and Far East for the duration of the establishment of British bases until the early 70's. Probably formed there circa mid-1940s to finish in 1967. Cdr Jacobs50 Movements Unit Steamer Point, Aden.114 Maintenance Unit in Steamer Point.
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