RAF HABBANIYA ASSOCIATION
We are proud to announce
the existence of an active
RAF Habbaniya Association.
The purpose of the Association is to bring together
all those interested in RAF Habbaniya, associated
and predecessor stations and units in Iraq.

The aims of the
Association
Map of the Camp
CONTACTS & LINKS
to related Associations
Habbaniya is situated in Iraq,
on the banks of the River
Euphrates, 60 miles from
Baghdad.
RAF Habbaniya was built in
the mid 1930s and was a jewel
in the desert with tree lined
roads, lawns and flower
gardens.
History of RAF
Habbaniya
Habbaniya opened in 1936
The RAF left Habbaniya in May 1959
How to join the
Association
Map of Habbaniya,
lake & plateau 1957
Photographs of
RAF Habbaniya
Christopher Morris - Honorary Secretary and Webmaster of the RAF Habbaniya Association.
The considerable assistance of David Perry in setting up the website is very much appreciated.
Ser Amadia Leave
Camp in Kurdistan
THE ASSOCIATION
MARCHED AT THE
CENOTAPH IN WHITEHALL
ON REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

REUNION AT PETWOOD
HOTEL WOODHALL SPA
LINCOLNSHIRE. OCT 2013
Site Development Log
We cover RAF Habbaniya, RAF Dhibban, RAF Hinaidi, RAF Shaiba, RAF
Basrah, the Civil Cantonments, AHQ Iraq, PAIFORCE, the leave camp at Ser
Amadia together with RAF Amman & RAF Mafraq in Jordan.
RAF Basrah & RAF Shaibah
The RAF left Habbaniya in May 1959
20th June 2013 A conflict with JAVA removed. CEMETERY REGISTER ADDED
17th July 2007 244 Sqn page & link to newsletters added
4 June 2007 News added of disbandment of 244 Squadron Association
18 May 2007 Revised pages
20 November 2006 Remembrance Page added
18 August 2005 Site under reconstruction. New Unusual features Page
February 2005 Pictures added this page
25 November 2004 Photos of Cemetery dereliction added
22 November 2004 Photos of St George's as a Mosque added
1st October 2004 New page of photos of Churches added
22 August 2004 Members page updated
06 August 2004 Link to average climate at Habbaniya
10 July 2004 Extra link on 1941 Siege & Battle page
02 July 2004 New page of unique features started
26 June 2004 New Cemetery & reunion details
31st May 2004 Website reassigned to new webspace provider
18th February 2003 Improved Map of Basrah with printable page
05 February 2003 Link to the MSN Users Habbites page
01 February 2003 Link to detailed Levy account of Siege & Battle by Gaby Gewagis
15 December 2002 Contact Link to RAF Armoured Car reunions
15 December 2002 News of death of Mel Meluish, No 1 Armoured Car Company
7 December 2002 Link to Official RAF site - Rashid Ali Siege & Battle
14 November 2002 Change of Email link to Benyamin Yalda (HUSA)
31 October 2002 New Email link to Benyamin Yalda (HUSA)
28 October 2002 New page for the Cemetery at RAF Habbaniya
08 August 2002 New weather address links & Union School details
27 July 2002 Minor tidying up & corrections
11 July 2002 Plan of Civil Cantonment at Habbaniya added.
11 July 2002 Plan of RAF Shaibah added.
27 June 2002 Improved Basrah & Shaibah page.
22 June 2002 General update & history of RAOB added.
22 June2002 Links to modern maps of Basrah/Shaibah areas.
3 Febraury 2002 New page for RAF Basrah & RAF Shaibah added.
16 December 2002 Link to new recruitment secretary added.
1 December 2002 Link to Friends Reunited to find RAF HAbbaniya School children.
14 November 2001 Link to Mike Skeet's Iraq Communications Flight website.
26 August 2002 National Memorial Arboretum Page and link added.
28 July 2001 New History links & Civil Cantonment pages added.
RAF Habbaniya Cemetery
& Remembrance news
Civil Cantonment
R.A.O.B.
Aerial Photo of Habbaniya in 1956
Photo - Flt Lt Bill Verralls DFC
Habbaniya was beautiful because
areas were irrigated in turn.
Photo - John Powell 1957
Some unusual features
244 Squadron
Do you remember??
THE ASSOCIATION WILL MARCH AT THE CENOTAPH IN
WHITEHALL ON REMEMBERANCE SUNDAY, 10th NOVEMBER 2013