Entertaining the Troops
Dhahran is situated on a low hill a couple of miles west of Dhahran airport which is an enormous military airbase and at that time, a commercial airport. Within hours of President Bush announcing ‘Operation Desert Shield’ a continuous stream of enormous US Air Force transport planes began landing at the airport, depositing men, supplies and weapons.
Trying on the Full NBC Kit
It was a round the clock operation and if anyone ever needed reminding of the United States’ enormous military capacity, one only had to look at the vast scale of this operation as it unfolded before our very eyes. The future was still very much uncertain, but we all slept a little easier knowing that the US Cavalry had arrived.
About the Author
Stuart Crocker was born in Yorkshire in 1952. Graduating from university in 1975, he began a career in England, but in 1979, looking for greater adventure, took up an opportunity to work in Saudi Arabia. He spent the remainder of his career within the oil industry and travelled extensively throughout the region. Now retired, his memoir reflects his intimate contact with the many aspects of Arab culture.