which was very a interesting of time of course for us.
We did a lot of work to get aircraft ready to deploy
out to Saudi Arabia.
Very sadly we lost a number of crews on missions
in Saudi Arabia as well.
Well, actually over Iraq.
And quite upsetting for me at that time
I was the duty operations controller
on both evenings when those aircraft were lost
which was very sad.
Just prior to that as well
we also lost an aircraft on training.
The two occupants of the aircraft were killed
which was extremely sad.
And it's only when you're in that role
and when you're not aircrew
and you not used that sort of environment,
that was quite a difficult thing to deal with at the time.
Quite a challenge
but you know, one soldiers on.