yemen Operation Nutcracker

Aden / Radfan

01-jan-64    to    31-jan-64

Operation to clear infiltration and prevent weapon supplies crossing from Yemen into the then Radfan border area of Aden. Started 4 Jan for a little over a fortnight, after which the British air and ground units and the Federal Regular Army (FRA) troops they were supporting, withdrew.


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DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
    jan64 UK SAR Flight, Khormaksar Royal Air Force Whirlwind
Type 171 Sycamore
    04jan64 to 15jan64 UK 26 Squadron Royal Air Force Type 192 Belvedere
    04jan64 to 14jan64 UK 815 Squadron Fleet Air Arm Wessex

Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation

Individual helicopters

Model IDs
Westland Wessex HAS.1 XM843    
Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XL844     XN261    


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Aircraft Carrier  Centaur class   Royal Navy R06 HMS Centaur,

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