Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Stear, who has died aged 81, was a Cold War fighter pilot who served on squadrons in the United Kingdom, Middle East and Germany before assuming senior RAF and Nato command appointments. In October 1989 he was promoted to Air Marshal to be the Air Officer Commanding No 18 (Maritime) … Read more Air Chief Marshal Stear dies aged 81
5014899 J/T FIRTH JOHN I was called up for National Service on 12th March 1956. My father had served in the army during the war and as a result he recommended the RAF as a much better prospect. After kitting out at RAF Cardington, it was up to RAF Bridgnorth for the basic training. After … Read more National Service Linguist
Group of RAFLINGs with family & friends take advantage of weather to have a BBQ – hosted by Ian & Clare at Scopwick – August 2019. Ladies: Angie Nixon, Maureen Rock, Anne, Clare and Val Watson Gents: Nix Nixon, Dennis Rock, Don Cameron,Arnie, me, Ian,Bill Gibb,kneeling is Nigel, Ian’s next door neighbour.
Names from the lady in blue, clockwise are Margaret Clark, Reg Clark, Roy (‘Taff’) Adlsey, Dave (‘Ponyal’) Purnell, Arthur Hill, Maurice Worthington, Ken Parkin, me, Mary Parkin, Anne, Sue Adsley is unfortunately obscured by the lamp.
Mini Reunion (13 Aug 16) A small group of former members of 4L1, who meet annually, had a great time at Steve Cracknell’s recently. Good friends, good company, good food and good drinks.
A bit of history (courtesy of Ian Wilson) – the ‘Last Shift’ at Teufelsberg.