Without returning to the UK, Michael took up the post of Director with the Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar, his first overseas station where active service seemed unlikely. When the Iraqi and Iran War spread along the Arabian Gulf, pleasure grounds were limited but we made many friends and enjoyed almost five years there. From Qatar we moved to Spain.

The Hamad General Hospital, above, is the larger of the two hospitals in Doha. Michael's primary task was commissioning the hospital below.

The Women's Hospital

The Women's Hospital when new in 1983
Qatar's new General Hospital