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Dave Michel


Dave Michel blending into dead foliage of the Coconut Trees.

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Bird in the nest.


A Booby Bird in its nest.

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Turn in Hand


Dave Michel with a Black Turn.



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Turn in Flight


One Turn of many in flight.

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Black Turns


Ian Tabraham in among a coloney of Turns.

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Flowers on Shrub


Flowers on one of the many shrubs.

Did you know Squadron Leader Gerry Law from 240 Squadron?


Sqd Ldr Gerry Law was my Dad and I was hoping somebody might remember him from Christmas Island. He flew his Shackleton out of Ballykelly on the day I was born 10th May 1957.

If anyone has any memories of him at Christmas Island, Ballykelly (or Gibraltar or Singapore where he was also stationed at) and better still photos I'd love to hear from you at mike@walking-books.com


Many thanks,


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BBC R4 Prog on Xmas Island

Interesting short article on a return visit to the Island  by a BBC correspondent. Link here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036j3qh



mick keelan

does anyone remember my dad michael keelan could have been known as mick or paddy. royal engineers. 1962 1963


hI . i AM tom davitt. Christmas Island 58/59. with 12 field sqdn re. We built the fuel tanks near the port, Searing heat and blistes bigger than eggs. Self inflicted wounds. I think there were 7 test during this period.2 or 3 N and rest A. No protection. Sat on beach , backs to the explosion , wait for the wind and turn around to watch the mushroom. There were only tented accom. at the port and in main camp . A week in Honolulu midterm, Thankfully no after effects . So many did suffer.

Will come back if i remember any thing else.