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    Banjul / Yundum International (BJL / GBYD).

    A couple of photos I took on 15 December 2003




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    Isn't this the place from which the Beira Patrol (blockade of Rhodesia) was mounted by the Shacks of 204 Squadron in approx 1971/72?

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    No, that was Majunga in Mozambique. Banjul is west africa.

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    That's right - Majunga. I remember seeing-in a Shack on one of the remote pans at Honington and being told to scarper quick by the Drug Squad. A few Courts Marshal came out of that aircraft!

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    My dad was a Hudson pilot with 200 Squadron in Gambia 1941 on U Boat patrol - they were based on the runway at Jeswang, with a rest camp nearby on the beach. He would often hire a dug-out canoe and native rower from the local chief and fish for barracuda, which supplemented their meagre rations rather nicely!

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    Lloyd Trigg VC served on 200 Sqn, he was awarded a posthumos VC. His VC is unique as it was awarded on the recommedation of the commander of the U boat he sunk.

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    Hi my dad also served at Jeswang 1941 I have some photos & docs regarding his stay.

    My dads name was Albert Victor Pounder known as Vic, Sgt WOP.

    Will get most of it together & post later.

    Regards

    Ernie

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