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A platoon of the Northern Frontier Regiment at Saiq Camp.

A platoon of the Northern Frontier Regiment at Saiq Camp.

This is the Fifth Part of John Rayan’s Photos of Oman from the 1950′s during the time when he was Lieutenant in the British Army and serving with a tank regiment in Germany where they were facing the threat of a Russian invasion. For The complete series of this Amazing Photo Documentary, please click here

On the plateau on Jebel Akhdar.

On the plateau on Jebel Akhdar.

 

a peregrine falcon used for hunting.

a peregrine falcon used for hunting.

From left to right Douglas Vernon, me, Ross Robertson.

From left to right Douglas Vernon, me, Ross Robertson.

The Fort at Bahla  Oman in 1959.

The Fort at Bahla Oman in 1959.

Me having a quiet moment at Saiq.

Me having a quiet moment at Saiq.

Towards the end of my time in Oman, when things were a little quieter, the Brits gathered for Friday lunch near Nizwa. Note the rifles hanging on the tree on the right of the picture.....just in case!!

Towards the end of my time in Oman, when things were a little quieter, the Brits gathered for Friday lunch near Nizwa. Note the rifles hanging on the tree on the right of the picture…..just in case!!

 

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  One Response to “Oman 1950′s By John Rayan (Part 5)”

  1. Amazing photos and thank you John for sharing. They are invaluable. As a long serving member of Historical Association of Oman, it would be so wonderful if you could come and share this treasure trove of photos with our members. Have you published them? If not – you must. I am not sure who said “if you don’t know your history, you don’t know anything…”! In an era of rapid development and change, we must never forget where we came from.
    Una

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