New book on Battle of Mirbat and the authors campaign to honour Laba.

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by wtid45, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

  2. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    Laba certainly deserved a VC for his actions that day, Tommy Tobin died some time afterwards when his wounds becames infected in a UK hospital, the team leader Captain (later Major) Kealy died of exposure on the Brecon Beacons.
  3. colinhotham

    colinhotham Senior Member

    As an ex member of RAF Salalah 70/71 I have over the 40 years since, read a number of accounts of the Battle of Mirbat. . I agree with your sentiments but I'm sure you will agree with me that the Oman Campaign as a whole has been one of the " little wars" that get no recognition. If I remember rightly that it was only on the intervention of Sultan Quaboos that the MOD agreed to award the GSM Dhofar!!
  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

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  5. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Well-Known Member

    If you are interested in the wider war in Dhofar there is a thread - accessible to non-members - on Small Wars Journal's Forum: Oman / Dhofar campaign: catch all . There are a number of books and websites to discover.

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