Squadron Scrapbook
Rota

Page Eleven

Assignment to VR-24 at Rota provided opportunities to meet the local people, as shown in the photos on this page from the collection of Ernie Gasaway.


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A variety of shows and talent performed regularly at the EM Club on Naval Station Rota.

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Ernie Gasaway and friend Rita at the club.

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An unidentified Spanish diva sings into mic, probably at the EM Club.

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Another performer, an unhibitied one, takes a smoking break next to the piano, location unknown, but possibly at EM Club.

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An unidentified pixie poses in what appears to be one of the off-base hangouts.

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An interesting, and possibly valuable set of autographs on this promo for the "Los Qijotes", a local music group that performed at the Rota EM Club on 16 April 1964.

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This photo appears to depict a more rough and tumble form of recreation. In fact, the tall man to the left, in jeans and boots, is Don Petty, who was a Radioman (RM) assigned to Naval Communications Station (NAVCOMSTA), Rota from 1964 to 1966. The other three individuals shown are members of the Rota Rodeo Club Clowns. The one on the ground is ___ Issaccs. Although it looks as though they may be there to entertain the fans, their real mission was to distract the bulls thus allowing thrown riders to escape the arena.

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