Some of you may know about Shaibah. It is in southern Iraq, and was used by Saddams Airforce during both gulf wars,(when they could take off) but a little know fact is it was built by the British in 1919. most of the building are standing, although they are in a sorry state now, after constant bombardment. I found, just by chance a few bits relating to the airfield in my mother in laws photograph suitcase . It turns out her Father was at Shaibah in the late 20's, with 84 Sqn, and he had a few newspaper cuttings. What was the chances of that! The hanger was being used as 5 Btn Workshops, a good comparison from the picture from the air can be made
Note the photograph of the big mossie. They were into retouching then!
Because I found the cuttings when I came back I couldn't do a straight comparison but luckily I had taken some similar
Oh, and the Tank.....was just sitting there