As a change from your normal 101 Squadron activities at Finningley, I and other ground-crew accompanied to Vulcans to Nigeria(1959) and sierra Leone(1961 for the independence celebrations.

In Nigeria we were based at Kamo Airport and for sierra Leone, we were at Dakar in Senegal.

Dakar has the memory of the returning crew’s mischievous comment that they were 2 minutes late for the ceremony.