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    Hello,

    While looking through FlyPast magazines for 1999 I came across a request for info in the 'Help' section.
    The request was from a Mr. Peter V. Richards from Bourne, Linc's.

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    "ADEN and RADFAN in 1963-1967 - author looking for personal photos of resident squadrons and visiting aircraft at RAF Khormaksar. Also interested in all aspects of Aden (down town) and the Radfan War(up country) - RAF, Navy, Army and family experiences. In addition, require photo of the Egyptian/Soviet Ilyushin Il-6 parked outside ASF(jets) at Khormaksar from Nov 1963 to Aug 1964, or picture of it taking off for Egypt with RAF crew".

    I have no idea if the last reference to the RAF crew is for Royal Air Force or Russian Air Force ?
    But suspect the the contributor meant Royal Air Force crew.

    Has anyone any knowledge of this event and was it flown to Egypt by one of our crews . If so was this a one off event or did our crews fly other Soviet aircraft ?

    Thanks
    Alex

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    Alex

    Not an Il-6, but there are a couple of photos of a capured Yemeni Il-14 on these two pages:

    http://www.rafanddfsa.co.uk/Captured...Khormaksar.jpg

    http://radfanhunters.co.uk/Ksar%20mi...20visitors.htm

    Caption on the second page reads:

    1148, IL-14, Yemen Air Force, 1963

    Captured on 2 December 1963, by British Army Captain by blocking the runway after aircraft landed at a remote WAP airfield (Lawdar) by mistake. Flown on to Khormaksar by team from Boscombe Down.

    Regards

    Simon

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