54SU in Malaysia
Two Spec Ops monitoring radio communications. Somewhere in Malaysia during Konfrontasion. Alan Pinder.
Supply drop by Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer aircraft. Titi, Negeri Sembilan, Malay Peninsular. Alan Pinder.
A brief halt somewhere on the Malay Peninsular. Sadly 3 out of the 5 'warriors' on here are no longer with us. Alan Pinder.
A fine bunch of 'warriors' on detachment to Gong Kedah, Terengganu North Malaya. Now a Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Base. Almost a complete self-contained unit. In this picture; 13 Spec Ops + 1 taking photo, 1 W/Op, 2 Wireless Fitters, 2 Cooks, 1 Electrician, 1 Medic, 1 Officer i/c unit (Engine...
54SU personnel 1968 prior to departure of the '4 year tour element'. Many 'new' staff in the picture. Alan Pinder.
Aerial view of unit at Sek Kong, Hong Kong NT. Note trenches dug to take rain water away. John Barry.
Four of the units atheletic types having run to the top of a hill adjacent to Sek Kong Site. No idea who the interloper is on the right, not of the unit. John Barry.
A Blackburn Beverly aircraft with part of the unit on board arriving Kai Tak, Hong Kong. John Barry.
A shot taken from a Beverly whilst on the ground at Saigon when the Vietnam war was at its height. John Barry.
The 'Troops' packing a trailer with tentage in preparation for detachment to a location on the Malay Peninsular. John Barry
All hands on deck. 1 x Sgt MT Fitter, 1 Sgt Electrician and one W/op attempting to drain water from site. Labuan. Alan Pinder.
A shady spot on detachment, ablution/shower and toilet facilities may be seen to right of picture. Alan Pinder
Flooded road N. Malaya, Checking depth,. Found to be too deep, convoy had to find alternate route. Alan Pinder
A number of photos of the special mobile signals unit 54SU RAF in various locations in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong New Territories I am indebted to Alan Pinder and John Barry for allowing me to use their photos. Credits are given against each picture. Apologies if I have incorrectly credited anyone, if so perhaps the photographer will let me know.
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Hello Simon, first of all thanks for visiting my site. Regretably that is not a name known to me but hopefully someone may remember him. Best regards, Chris
Hi, does anyone remember Denis Walden who spent a number of years at the station?
Can't say for sure David as that was long after my time there, Do know however that until the closure the main interest would have continued to have been the Eastern Bloc.
What was the ACARA Linear Array aerial installation in the fields at CSOS Cheadle around 1966 used for?