The question everyone seems to ask is: Why are you so interested
in RAF Gan? The second one is: When were you there?
On to an answer for the first question: My fascination with the place
started at an early age when I used to hear RAF Gan mentioned on Ed
Stewarts Radio 2 programme Worldwide Family Favourites. I used to ask my
parents about it and of course they knew little, except that it was a
RAF staging post "somewhere in the Indian Ocean".
My fascination increased gradually as the years went on after RAF Gan's closure. Overnight it seemed, we had lost or given up these far off outposts. To be in HM Forces in the 50`s and 60`s meant postings to anywhere in the world, a fact not always appreciated by the men and women concerned! Of course these were the days when mail was the only means by which servicemen and women could communicate with home, so many of these places were indeed isolated and lonely.
But its all gone now. Gan, Changi, Seletar, Tengah, Labuan, Masirah, Kai Tak and many more have slipped peacefully into RAF history. Only now can people put on the rose tinted glasses and look back with fond memories and nostalgia to times and places long gone.
I hope this website allows you ex Gannites and others that share my interest to wallow a bit in how we were.
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