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CHAPTER ONE - THE FAR EAST AND INDIAN OCEAN


Bangladesh


All Together Now! - John Anderson
(Use of manpower to move an aircraft from a tight spot)

Memories of Dhaka - Simon Watts
(some highlights of a challenging posting in the 1980s)


Burma (Myanmar)

Lighting Up Time - Gerry Catling

(How smoking cigars saved me from malaria)

The Day of the Dear Departed - Gerry Catling
(a minor diplomatic triumph on a solemn state occasion)

Britannias - Alan Douglas
(recollections of the Bristol Britannia from Burma and other places)

The Sound Barrier - Tony Russell
(a typically Burmese solution to the aircraft noise problem)

The Fertilizer Factory - David McCormack
(extremes of expatriate life)

Cigars, Religion and Superstition - Peter Jones
(an unexpected encounter with spirit worship)

Special Adviser to the Manager - Peter Jones
(a vital part to play in a Burmese funeral)

Burmese Days - Peter Jones
(the magic of Mandalay and Pagan)


China

Learning Chinese - Ralph Glazer
(the Chairman's faith repaid)

The Bagpiper - Ralph Glazer
(Burns Night in Beijing)


India

Holy Cow! - Ralph Glazer
(an obstruction on the runway)

(Not) Singing in the Rain - Ralph Glazer
(wildlife on the move during the monsoon)

The Morning Commuter - Peter Fieldhouse

(perils of getting to work in the monsoon)


Japan

The Mount Fuji Disaster - James Wilson

(managing the aftermath of a major accident)


Pakistan

Yaqoob and Musaleem - Peter Liver

(fond memories of ancient retainers)


Philippines

Cutting it Fine - David Hogg

(landing in a typhoon in Manila)

Being British - David Hogg
(a ‘typically British’ reaction to an earthquake)


Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

The Day My Number (almost) Came Up - Gerry Catling

(water on the runway, lots of it)


Seychelles

Seychelles Days - Mike McDonald

(aviation and tourism make their impact on the Seychelles)


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