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  • Collection: Abbott, E R. Photo Album

A card used by Mohamed offering his services.
The reverse has handwritten notes.

The couple are standing at the entrance to a building. The man is dressed in khaki and shorts.

A group of airmen dressed in shorts, khaki and pith helmets, watched by boys.

A large building at the RAF base.

Four airmen relaxing outside around a table.

Ten camels on a desert track. On the reverse 'Aden 1935. Camel caravan on desert road'.


A postcard of the Ibrahim Pasha statue in Cairo. The reverse is printed as a postcard.

16 members of an airmen's band playing on stage.

A stall set up with an Aunt Sally game. It is decorated with RAF roundels and wings and the words 'Can you drop 'em?' Try it'.

Four photographs from Microphone Mania.
#1 Eight members of the cast of a musical.
On the reverse 'Cast of "Microphone Mania" produced at Khormaksar - 1935 by No 8 (B) Sqd'. ER Abbott is fourth from the right wearing a blazer.
#2 There is a second…

#1 A scene from the play with Cleopatra, Ladies in Waiting and Heralds. On the reverse 'Cleopatra - Slaves - Ladies in Waiting & Heralds. Boat night 1934'.
#2 Cleopatra and her entourage are seated with "Nero" and his guard. On the reverse 'Roman…

The stage set for Cleopatra's Court. On the reverse 'The stage (by day) setting for Cleopatra's Court'.

Six men working on a small stage. Two men sitting at a table. On the reverse 'Open Air Concert (Stage) August 1934. You should have seen the bottles on the tables at 10pm.'

Two men in shorts and shirts wearing fancy dress hats. They are seated. One is holding a saucer and the other a milk jug. ER Abbott is on the right in a top hat.

A collection of empty bottles outside a building with a veranda. On the reverse 'For DAD & BOB. [E R Abbott's elder brother] OK what about this. "Watney's pint & a half bottles (There's more on the other side of the building too.'

The captain of 8 Squadron receives the Hockey Cup from Mrs Portal, watched by families. E R Abbott is standing with his back to the camera. On the reverse 'Aden 1935. No 8 Sqd Hockey Captain (LAC Arthur) Receiving Hockey Cup from Mrs Portal. (What a…

A group photo of the two football teams in fancy dress. On the reverse 'Officers v Sergeants Mess Football Match Aden 1934'.

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Two identical images of two seated hockey players, Ronnie Abbott is on the left. On the reverse of the second is 'Aden 1935. Me and my pal. What a pair. Net.' 'Net' was Ronnie Abbott's family nickname.

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A group of men playing Huckers (Ludo). On the reverse 'Hucker's (Ludo) Championship Xmas 1934'.

Two men running an Aunt Sally stall. One is dressed as a woman. On the reverse 'Stall at the Khormaksar Fair. No 8 (B) Sqd 1934'.

A rocking box for children at a fair. On the reverse 'The fair at "Crater" (Organised by "8" Sqd: for Jubilee Celebrations)'.

A park built for the 8 Squadron Fair.
On the reverse ' "Swings" "Dizzy or revolving House" & Helter Skelter. 8 Sqd: Fair 1934'.

Airmen seated in the mess which is decorated for Christmas. On the reverse 'Bungalow at Xmas'34. (No 8 Sqd)'.

A row of six men. The airmen are all smoking and are in khaki, shorts and pith helmets. On the reverse 'Taken at As-Sauda (1934)'. E R Abbott is second from the left.


A military parade featuring camels in front of military buildings. On the reverse 'Camel Corps (Aden Levee's) King's Birthday (1934)'.
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