Suez (Operation Musketeer)

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Aerial shot of El Gamil Airfield annotated to show drop zone, rendezvous points, and direction of fly in.

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Aerial shot of Port Said showing part of the Suez Canal and surrounding buildings and land.

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Paratroopers of A Company, 3 PARA move in to take the airport centre of El Gamil airfield while other men are still descending.

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Lieutenant Paul Crook (left) with Tactical HQ at Coast Guard Barracks, November 6, 1956.

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Locals examine the destruction of buildings in Port Said. Fires burn in the background.

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Last of first lift of 3 PARA dropping on El Gamil airfield. Men are making for their RVs. November 5, 1956.

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Men of 3 PARA in Nicosia, Cyprus beside the Hastings aircraft that will drop them at El Gamil airfield.

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A smiling member of 3 PARA rides a small tricycle through a street in Port Said while locals look on.

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