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Rota

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Additional photos contributed by Ray Ruggles who served with VR-24 in Rota from 1964 to 1965.


Anyone who has photos, stories, and material they wish to share is encouraged to send them to Dick Prather, Webmaster/Editor of the VR-24 website.

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Ray Ruggles and buddies, Zeke____(L), and Jack Wallace Eubanks(R).

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Ray Ruggles and "Frenchie" (L) check out the bar scene in Rota.

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Ray Ruggles hams it up with a portion of the bottles outside El Gato Loco, one of the notable Rota "watering holes".

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An Elvis poster outside a cinema in Rota. Rumor is that the poster was liberated and has since enjoyed a long life in the U.S.

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A popular field trip was the run to Seville. Shown here from L-R are _______, __________, ____________, and Ray Ruggles.

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_________, Ray Ruggles, and _________ feed and entertain pigeons in one of Seville's parks.

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Another popular trip from Rota was to Gibraltar,the Rock a prominent feature in the background of this photo of Ray Ruggles.

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Photo of Robert Rogers on one of the cannon once used to defend the Rock.

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Carts pulled by donkeys, horses, oxen, camels, or odd combinations of available animals were fairly common sights throughout many parts of the world where VR-24 operated. However, the tandem arrangement of this donkey team hitched to a two-wheel cart (somewhere in Spain) seems rather unusual.

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