Imagine going to a party and the host has no drinks or cigarettes. If you don’t smoke or drink you would only want the food and women if they were on offer, wouldn’t you? Well, this was the case on the particular op.
These are a few of my favorite things; remember these words from the Julie Andrews song in the Sound of music...we all had ‘favorite things’, stuff we could hang onto, to keep us going to the next halt, the next mile-stone in our daily lives in Viet Nam.
While based at RAF Tengah (1971-1973) I completed a number of flights round Asia. As a Junior Supplier at 41 Squadron my role on these flights was to load and unload the aircraft.