British civilian teacher with Doha English Speaking School in Doha, Qatar, 9/1990-1/1991
REEL 1 Background in GB, 1958-1990: family; education. Aspects of period as teacher in GB, 1973-1976: attending teacher training college in Reading, 1973-1976; marriage, 1976; attitude towards subjects studied; nature of teaching training, 1973-1976; employment as teacher in Skipton, 1976; reasons for move to Peterborough; pattern of teaching career. Recollections of period as teacher with Doha English Speaking School in Doha, Qatar, 9/1990-1/1991: background to taking up appointment with school; preparations for move to Doha, summer 1990; hearing of Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, 8/1990; permissions needed to live and work in Qatar; nature of restrictions on women and social life; situation on arrival in Qatar.
REEL 2 Continues: work in school; security situation; build-up of Coalition forces; uncertain nature of situation; sense of awareness of when Gulf War would start; issue of gas masks, 12/1990; advice on anti-gas preparations; leaving Doha, 1/1991; factors involved in leaving Qatar; activities on return to GB; attitude towards period prior to leaving Doha; question of continued employment with school after Gulf War.