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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote paddyofurniture Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2016 at 8:23am
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2016 at 10:13am
You were in Desert Shield! Were you based in Riyadh?
I was working there (Rolls Royce car mechanic) when when Kuwait got invaded and during all the build up for Desert storm. But I went on holiday a few days before the war kicked off!
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Originally posted by Zed Zed wrote:

You were in Desert Shield! Were you based in Riyadh?
I was working there (Rolls Royce car mechanic) when when Kuwait got invaded and during all the build up for Desert storm. But I went on holiday a few days before the war kicked off!
 
No, the 39th Special Operations Wing ended up being sent to Incirlik AB, Turkey. Our wing flew Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) missions, Psychology Operations (PSYOPs), and a few insertion missions out of there.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2016 at 11:20am
It was quite impressive watching the quantity of aircraft flying in and out of the Riyadh Air Force base; which is right on the edge of the city. Lot's of AWACS and massive transport planes  (C5's?)
Most of the top brass were staying at the Intercontinental Hotel, which was just up the road from our garage. Interesting times!
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