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Gan 2010

I've just returned from a week on Gan and wondered if I could suggest having some of my photos on your website.
I already have some shots on the site - I was on Marine Craft, and one of the last 100 guys to leave the island in 1976 - but thought your 'viewers' would like to see some recent ones of Gan, the camp and its buildings, the neighbouring islands, etc. Especially as I got permission from the Defence Force to go across to the other side of the island, which is normally out of bounds.

34 years on...! A sight unseen in 75-76! About to leave Gan Airfield perimeter fence next to Pakistani graveyard Airman's Mess Bottom end of Murder Mile Breakfast at Equator Village
Causeway linking Gan and Feydhoo Cement inscriptions at diving club Chiko Ali, ex-MCU Maldivian workforce boss Commonwealth graveyard Equator Village reception Equator Village reef at low tide Ex-MCU employee Moosa, before & after
Fathun, one of the receptionists Feydhoo Girls Fishing off MCU jetty Flightdeck of Dash 8 Flotsam & jetsam!! Fountain at old salt-water pool Gan end of causeway
Gan from the causeway Gan memorial Gan Granny & Grandaughter Head chef and the restaurant Inside the old airmen's mess Landing at Male airport
Leaving Gan Leaving the Defence Force camp Looking east down the runway Looking towards MCU jetty Looking towards where the Naafi shop stood Male Maradhoo-Hithadhoo causeway
MCU bar building MCU bar MCU beach MCU from the jetty MCU jetty Memorial plaque Mick Cooper & Nick Ford
Mick Cooper at the end of Murder Mile Mick Cooper crossing the airfield My dawn chorus! Nick Ford and Moosa Old air force building Old Astra cinema Old Gan power-generating building
Old MCU bar Old MCU HQ, now Customs Old Naafi shop area and MCU jetty Old sailing-diving club building On the old perimeter road Our Defence Force chaperone Perimeter road, facing Feydhoo
Ruins of Pakistani camp cinema Sailing Club-Diving Club Building Sunset en-route to Gan Sunset over Feydhoo SWO's office and post office The 180 Club The Astra
The Blue Lagoon entrance The Blue Lagoon The old airmen's mess The pool area The rebuilt MCU block Various atolls Vivienne & Mick Cooper
What's left of Pakistani camp cinema screen Where the flag finally came down in '76 With local kids on Maradhoo-Hithadhoo causeway With MCU block inhabitants Wreath laid last year


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