As a member of the Royal
Military Police (1963-1988), my first posting was HQ P&SS Aden (1964-66). In
2010 I found myself back in the Yemen working for the Foreign Office. I took the
opportunity to revisit Aden. The old billets/cookhouse/hospital/HQ P&SS/ etc
in Steamer Point have been taken over by the military, and neglected! For
obvious reasons I had to be very careful when taking photographs but your
readers who served in Aden should be able to recognize them.
corrected on the name of the "Red Sea" building. It was used as RAF transit
accommodation(?) for SNCO's on their way out of Aden. Our joint RMP/RAFP patrols
use to call into the kitchen for a buckshee snack! Also, I can't remember if the
round house on the hill in the telegraph bay photo was occupied by the Admiral
or Johnnie Johnson RAF
Unfortunately I was medivac'd - with minor
injuries - from Yemen in Oct 2010 when my armoured vehicle was attacked with an
RPG! I can safely say that I have now retired!