SPECIALIST AIR ARMS:
SOUTH VIETNAM (VNAF); VIETNAM (VPAF); NEPAL
IMark, a retired RAF Officer currently working as a College Lecturer in Air Power, has been fortunate enough to have had a long association with Asia over many years. He spent many of his formative years in Singapore and has happy memories of rummaging around in local model shops for classic Airfix and Frog aircraft kits whilst witnessing the demise of the RAF's Far East Air Force (FEAF) and the early years of the fledgling Singaporean Air Defence Command (SADC), the forerunner to the current Republic of Singapore Air Force that celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2018.
After Mark joined the Royal Air Force, he travelled extensively in the Far East and Asia for a number of years as part of the Air Transport Force before enjoying a permanent 3-year posting to Hong Kong in the late 1980s, where his duties allowed him to travel even more extensively throughout South East Asia, the Indian Sub-Continent and Australasia.
During his time in Hong Kong, Mark entered the world of photo-journalism and he has achieved some success as a book author and regular contributor to both the aviation and modelling specialist press. He maintains an early interest in the air war over Vietnam, having lived relatively close to the action in the late 1960s and feeling the effects of the Fall in April 1975, whilst his time in Hong Kong engendered an interest in the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force (and later Government Flying Service) and the Nepalese Army Air Arm.
Should you have any queries concerning the South Vietnamese Air Force, the current Vietnamese Air Force or the Nepalese Army Air Arm just complete the form below and Mark will get back to you as soon as he can.