The Alan Reeves Gallery Pt 1
The following photos were kindly submitted by Alan, and I am pleased to be able to show them here.
1 - Arthur Maskell in the centre, loadmaster
2 - Capt Chris Mills, Babu Jethwa originally Supt EBB before Idi had his wicked way, later we opened
DXB on the HKG route. He is in Crawley now.
3 - A light aircraft about to be loaded on the weekly Viking Airfreight Charter - Swing wings for those that
didnt know it.
4 - Pradeep Chandrasen, one of the original traffic chappies in DXB on the right Peter Lonsdale, MD
If you recognise any of the folks in the photos, please drop me a line anytime
5 - Phil Baker on the left, Norman Beal on the right. The crewmember standing in the doorway is Capt Rex Cotterill no less! The handlebar moustache is a
giveaway! (many thanks to Ricky Cuss for identifying Capt. Rex for us)
6 - The picture is the BCal 707 aircraft just before we boarded the Queen. Georgie Banks had flown down to prepare the food for the flight back. The two ladies
were the very blond Ross, now somewhere in Canada and forgive me I cannot remember the other young lady for which I will be crucified.
7 - The Queen waving farewell to me, Siddy Botam strolling up the steps and Georgy boy at the bottom and to his left 'Kingsize Mumba' who did the catering for
us in LUN
8 - This was the early days of DXB, probably 81, and the annual raft race. I am on the left and the chap hanging of the back is Peter Van Driesal who was the
sales manager. These days you cannot get near the water unless you go to a club or hotel complex, then I could walk a hundred yards from my house and
go for a swim. The event was big but I got into trouble, as I remember, by being a bit 'verbal' in encouraging my rowers to do better. Things dont change.
9 - Here is me being caught borrowing one of the two Kombis crew buses's we had in LUN. We were on our way to Livingstone and the falls but had a blow
out... The vehicles were maintained by Reg Eames whose daughter worked for me at the airport. He eventually returned to England after 40 years and lives
in East Grinstead. Linda eventually went to Canada where she works in marketing for Bombardier.
10 - Me and my Mini Traveller that was a late addition during a 6 month stay in Karachi. The poor thing was left behind by whoever replaced me and lay there
for years during which Cally left because of the war between India and Pakistan.