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Old 30th December 2021, 00:59
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Vietnam - RFA

Does anyone know of any RFA tankers that visited Saigon in 1970ís carrying Jet A1 for the US Military?
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I was there a few times with Texaco in 1971 and never saw an RFA. Could have been Harold Wilson's influence.
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Old 31st December 2021, 01:20
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I was there a few times with Texaco in 1971 and never saw an RFA. Could have been Harold Wilson's influence.
Thanks for this. Which Texaco ships were they?

Someone told me RFA Brambleleaf (?) had done the trip a couple of times from Batangas in Philippines
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Old 31st December 2021, 09:55
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Texaco Bahrain and Texaco Newcastle.

As a first trip cadet I was penniless and the war bonus bought me an FM radio cassette in Orchard Road, a few pints in the Cellar Bar and a partly subsidised night out at the Beach Road Satay Club.
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Discharged Av Gas in Saigon when a Nav Cadet on Houlder’s Denby Grange in 1967. Loaded in Bahrain and discharged at a berth in the river which was also the base of an American army unit that fired at long range targets all the time we were there. The vessel made a few trips there before and after I was on her.

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Interesting fact - RFA Green Rover took part in the evacuation of Europeans from Saigon
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