Some of you may know some of you may not, that my Uncles brother-in-law was Dick Snow of Astran / Middle East 70’s fame. He was among the first to go to the ME for Astran, his first trip was 13th December 1968. He went on to become a well known figure on the ME run during its peak period. Their are some great references to him in the books Cola Cowboys and Danger – Heavy Goods. I have regular contact these days with his widow, Cathy Snow she is my Uncles Sister, but my uncle married my dad’s older sister, there fore Dick is no blood relation, shame!
Any way Cathy has been asked over the years by many journalists and writers for pictures and the like, so these days doent have much left, except her own private collection of photos and letters. She has been kind enough to give me a few photos and see some others. She has also been kind enough to give me a couple of his actual diaries, One being his first trip to Iran in 1968. They are great books to read as they are day by day accounts of what was happening. Also the diary is full of notes, phone numbers and names, they really are priceless and part of the ME history. I wanted to post a few of my favourite pictures on here but i would ask you all not to copy them, i never usually ask this of my pictures, so hopefully in this one case you’ll respect my decision.