Keep it Fresh,
Keep it Up to Date, Keep it Going !!!
Here's how all you good people
can help! I need photos of the following items. Don't worry if they seem
faded, scratched or dusty. Slides (even half frame!) or prints welcome.
*Pictures of V bombers, Hastings, Lightning's,
Andover, Hercules, Nimrod, Belfast, Beverley, Sea Vixen (Buccaneer? Phantoms?
Gannets? Scimitars?), groups of aircraft, and any unusual aircraft. i.e.
Foreign forces, civil, helicopters etc. Is the rumour that Concorde called
*Any aircraft that came to grief! (There were a
*Visiting ships and boats, whether Royal Navy
*People in their spare time on Gan or Hittadu,
taking part in sports, pastimes, or just being silly!
*Visiting VIPs, stars, or celebrities. I would
love to see the picture of all 4 major Royals on Gan at once!
*Views of Gan and Hittadu, particularly
buildings, inside buildings, and objects.
try to ensure that the pictures, where possible, were obviously taken on Gan!
A Vulcan against a blue sky maybe a great picture, but could just have easily
been taken at Coningsby!
Also, but not vitally important, could you try to
"caption" them? i.e. Aircraft pictures = Reg numbers, Squadrons. People
pictures = Who are they? What year where they on Gan ?
Buildings pictures =
What/where are they?
You get the idea! As I say its not vital, so please
don't withhold any `cos you forgot/ don't know the details!
All pictures will be carefully looked after, professionally scanned on to CD
ROM, and then returned.
All photos used will of course be fully
acknowledged! Please also give written permission for me to use them (or not!)
for the website, and remember to send your home address with them! (A fair
If you are able to or already have scanned the photos then
them to me, or stick them on a CD-ROM and send them to me
I also need LOTS of memories,
anecdotes, that sort of thing. If there is anyone who has information about
Gan / Addu in WW11,`56 to `76, or post-76, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH! There is
NOTHING I don't want to hear about! Official things, trivial things,
anecdotes, reminiscences, silly things, rumours, etc. And please, even if you
HATED the place, tell me!
Do you have any Gan Island Posts hanging
around in the loft ? Then please let me know, I can scan them in lput them on
the site and return them to you in a flash !!.