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Aden,1960's

Given to me by a friend back in the 1960's--Aden from the air. Amazing landscape, interesting ships.

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From left to right, looks like P and O's Iberia, Royal Rotterdam Lloyd's Mataram or Slamat?, and P and O's Arcadia.
The carrier is, I think, HMS Centaur. Picture dated August 1962.
 

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Spent a month in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Korrmacsia (?) in 1965. A great place it was not. All the nurses came from Somalia.
 

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Tom,
Spelt Khormaksar, home of the RAF base which doubled as the air port. The hospital started life as "The RAF Hospital" before being renamed in honor of the Queen. I too spent some time in it in 1952 being treated for heat stroke aged 5. I, fortunately, only spent a week there. Then it was back to school at Barrack Hill with transport provided by the RAF in the form of 2 or 3 tons trucks fitted with wooden bench seats. Happy days!
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Alastair
 

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