RAF HABBANIYA ASSOCIATION
The purpose of the Association is to bring together all those interested in RAF Habbaniya and its associated and predecessor stations and units in Iraq and RAF Iraq Command.
RAF Habbaniya opened in 1936
Christopher Morris - Honorary Secretary and Webmaster of the RAF Habbaniya Association.
We cover RAF Habbaniya, RAF Dhibban, RAF Hinaidi, RAF Shaibah, RAF Basrah, the Civil Cantonments, AHQ Iraq, PAIFORCE, the leave camp at Ser Amadia, RAF Amman & RAF Mafraq in Jordan.
RAF Mauripur, 244 Sqn & Mike Skeet's websites will be preserved on this website.
The RAF left Habbaniya in May 1959
& Remembrance news
We are proud to announce the RAF Habbaniya Association is still very much active.
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.
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.
The Association holds an annual reunion, has trees dedicated at the National Memorial Arboretum and marches at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Remembrance Sunday.
DIFFICULIES EDITING THE WEBSITE HAVE BEEN RESOLVED AS OF OCTOBER 2018
& IT IS BEING PROGRESSIVELY UPDATED
WE HAD A SUCCESSFUL REUNION AT A LOVELY VENUE JUST NORTH OF DERBY IN OCTOBER 2018 AND HAVE BOOKED THE SAME VENUE FOR OCTOBER 2019. DETAILS IN THE JANUARY HABBITE.
Look out for us on the BBC TV coverage on Sunday 11th November. We are the 10th RAF contingent.