A web site dedicated to the unique island of

Soqotra (Socotra)

Island of the Dragon’s Blood Tree

Soqotra during World War II.

The island was an important base for the Allies during World War II and these pages provide an historic record of those years where service men played their part from a remote island.

Keith and John Austin kindly supplied me with these photographs with all but the aerial photographs having been taken by their father, Robert. (see his memories on “Soqotra in WWII).

The aerial photos were taken by ‘Wimpey’  (full name unknown) from a Wellington bomber.