Squadron Scrapbook

Page Twenty Two

The photos on this page are from the collection of John Starling. John served with VR-24 in Port Lyautey and Rota from November 1961 to October 1966. He flew as a radioman on C-130 aircraft from 1963, and went on the Hawaii Det in 1966.

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.


John Starling with a group of children in Rota. No other information was provided.


Pack burros trail past another of the many watering holes patronized by VR-24 sailors in Rota.


View of Rota from the local fishing pier.


Local fishermen perform the ageless task of mending their nets on the Rota pier.


Plaza del Toro in Puerto, the place to experience a long-lived Spanish tradition, bull fighting.


Toledo, a must visit for many VR-24 members assigned duty with the squadron while it was based at Rota.

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