Category Archives: Aden

Dino and Maureen

Aden, 1963 I bought my first car — ever — in Aden, in 1962. It was a brand-new Ford Zephyr. The car I actually wanted — a Ford Zodiac (big brother to the Zephyr) – was temporarily out of stock … Continue reading

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The fair sex – or lack thereof

Aden, Yemen, 1963 Girls were in short supply in Aden. Hardly surprising since it was essentially a military base in an uncompromisingly awful place, but there it was. If there were any local (Arab) prostitutes – and I’m sure there … Continue reading

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The boozy bureaucrats

Aden, Yemen, 1962 By our third day in Aden, we had got over the worst of our jet-lag and most of us had had two decent nights’ sleep. We were all still in the Crescent Hotel. Tomorrow we would begin … Continue reading

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East is West

Aden, Yemen, 1962 I arrived in Aden after flying the length of Saudi Arabia in a Middle East Airlines DC-4. It had taken nearly eight hours from Beirut with a brief stopover in Jeddah. I had already flown four hours … Continue reading

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