Richard Harcourt Gallery
[All photographs Copyright
A series of colour and black and white photos taken
over the period September 1975 to March 1976 leading to the closure
of RAF Station Gan in the Maldives. Royal Air Force Gan was a
staging post for RAF aircraft flying to the Far East. There was also
a large communications unit which was part of the Defence
Communications Network (DCN) and a Marine Craft Unit equipped with
High Speed Launches for Air Sea Rescue.
The Richard Harcourt collection. Richard was on
Gan in 75/76 and was station photographer when the station closed
down. He spent a lot of time going around the various sections
taking these unique photographs, a poignant reminder of what was
about to be lost for all time. I thank Richard deeply for their use.
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