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texaslightning
post Jan 15 2011, 10:07 AM
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I lived and loved living as a British soldier - Sgt - in Khartoum from 1952 to 1955.

We were supporting the then Sudan Defence Force which is now the core of the Sudanese Army.

In this time I was in a REME technical workshop and learnt Arabic and had many sudanese friends mainly from Khartoum Bahri and Omdurman.

We lived in an old fort on the edge of the airport and in its grounds were our workshops etc surrounded then by a perimeter fence and guarded by Sudanese Askaris.

Does the old fort still exist? Who is using it now? speak_cool.gif

Are there any Sudanese who remember this or have relatives who worked there as tradesmen, engineers and mechanics etc?

Any information gratefully accepted! Just post a message - love to hear more! beach.gif
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nasser_gador
post Apr 23 2011, 12:35 AM
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QUOTE(texaslightning @ Jan 15 2011, 10:07 AM) *

I lived and loved living as a British soldier - Sgt - in Khartoum from 1952 to 1955.

We were supporting the then Sudan Defence Force which is now the core of the Sudanese Army.

In this time I was in a REME technical workshop and learnt Arabic and had many sudanese friends mainly from Khartoum Bahri and Omdurman.

We lived in an old fort on the edge of the airport and in its grounds were our workshops etc surrounded then by a perimeter fence and guarded by Sudanese Askaris.

Does the old fort still exist? Who is using it now? speak_cool.gif

Are there any Sudanese who remember this or have relatives who worked there as tradesmen, engineers and mechanics etc?

Any information gratefully accepted! Just post a message - love to hear more! beach.gif

Thats is good history I think poeple in KHartoum will be so happy if you visit Khartoum again . I think the fort became the Army headquarters . Iam sudanes and I live there . I will be happy to to give you anny information abowt my country
my e mail nasser_gador@hotmail.com
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