When I made my first trip out to visit the old Base, I took only photographs which I thought would appeal to those of us who were assigned to “Charlie Flight” and stationed here in the late 60’s and early 70’s. I have since decided that I had been rather selfish and somewhat narrow-minded. After all, there were many more assigned to Iraklion Air Station, than just those of us who served on “Charlie Flight”. Therefore, I made a second trip out to the old Base and decided to photograph every building that I could gain access to, even if the building number was no longer visible, and even if I didn’t know what the building had been used for. Perhaps there are some who read this blog who might be able to help me identify some of the buildings from which the building number has faded, or that the building’s purpose has faded from my memory. I have attempted to arrange the photographs in an order that would replicate a walking tour of the Base, beginning at the Main Gate. Because of the sheer volume of photographs, I will not be able to get all of the photographs on one entry. So, I will have to make several entries before the walking tour of the Base is completed. Also, I intend to make a completely separate entry for the Operations Building (Security Compound, Compound, Pound). It has taken me the better part of two days just to prepare this entry, so please be patient and bear with me.
Your Friend and Fellow “Silent Warrior”,
UPPER LEFT PHOTO: East end of Bldg. #688. What was this building?
UPPER RIGHT PHOTO: The "new" entrance to the Base Exchange (BX) located at the rear of the building - Bldg. #202.
UPPER RIGHT PHOTO: West end of Dorm #303.
UPPER LEFT PHOTO: Northwest corner of Dorm #304.
UPPER RIGHT PHOTO: West end of Dorm #304.
UPPER RIGHT PHOTO: First floor hallway of Dorm #307 - Looking east.