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A page to view pics of people and places you may or may not remember, so please dig out your old photos, scan them and send to webmaster@rafanddfsa.co.uk

Cheers 

Dave
(webmaster)

 

LOCATIONS INDEX

A - B

  
   

 

Abingdon:
 

 

1985ish

Chalkie Lee, Flt Lt Whitehead, Geoff Webb, Fez Foster, Citizen, Dave Traynor, Mike Stone, Ferret, Cos Costello, Nick Broom.

From Mike Stone

 

Crash One

From Steve Greenaway

 

1987

Barry Watson, Michael Collier, Gary Humphries, Mick Newby, Davey Smith, Billy Ovington, Iain Norris, Dave Trayner, Terry Dawber, Mark Sissons

From Mick Newby

 

 

 

Web Link:

 

 

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Acklington:

Crash Line 1956

From Geoff Varley

1957

From Geoff Varley

AOCs circa 1972

From Ronald Newsome

A rare one

From Ronald Newsome

1972

From Ron Newsome

Outside MQ 1972

From Ron Newsome

Ron Newsome being "misemployed" :)

From Ron Newsome


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Aden:

 

Ditched Argosy at MCU

From Jim Johnson

Ditched Argosy at MCU

From Jim Johnson

MCU

From Jim Johnson

MCU

From Jim Johnson

Ditched Argosy with Mt Sham Sam in background

From Jim Johnson

Sultan of Socotra with slaves

From Jim Johnson

Thumier HQ Radfan

From Jim Johnson

Twin Pioneer at Radfan

From Jim Johnson

View towards Maalla Straight

From Jim Johnson

Falaise Fire Station

From Sydney Coates

Falaise Fire Station

From Sydney Coates

Falaise Fire Station

From Sydney Coates

Falaise Fire Station

From Sydney Coates

 

 

Habilayn:

 

K-9 ACRT on standby for Beverly landing

From Ted Angus

 

K-9 ACRT  at Radfan forward operating base

From Ted Angus

 
         

 

Khormaksar:

 

Aden MCU

From John Irwin

Desert DP's

From John Irwin

Khormahsar 1967

From John Irwin

Khormaksar Fire Section

From John Irwin

Khormaksar Mk5A's

From John Irwin

Khormaksar Tower and Fire Section

From John Irwin

Fire Section Piss-up in Khormaksar Police Club

Fire Section Piss-up in Khormaksar Police Club

John Irwin's Pit

Hilton or Holiday Inn?

Fire Section Piss-up in Khormaksar Police Club

Fire Section Piss-up in Khormaksar Police Club

From John Irwin

Aden Airways Viscount, blown up by terrorists while parked up on the pan (empty) 1967

From John Irwin

Aden Airways Viscount, blown up by terrorists while parked up on the pan (empty) 1967

From John Irwin

Aden Airways Viscount, blown up by terrorists while parked up on the pan (empty) 1967

From John Irwin

Aden Airways Viscount, blown up by terrorists while parked up on the pan (empty) 1967

From John Irwin

Aden Airways Viscount, blown up by terrorists while parked up on the pan (empty) 1967

From John Irwin

Aden Airways Viscount, blown up by terrorists while parked up on the pan (empty) 1967

From John Irwin

Prang

RAF Britania "Sirious" 638, overshot the runway into the mud at Khormaksar mid 1967, some parts removed, the rest scrapped and left, (no one hurt),

From John Irwin.

Prang

RAF Britania "Sirious" 638, overshot the runway into the mud at Khormaksar mid 1967, some parts removed, the rest scrapped and left, (no one hurt),

From John Irwin.

Prang

RAF Britania "Sirious" 638, overshot the runway into the mud at Khormaksar mid 1967, some parts removed, the rest scrapped and left, (no one hurt),

From John Irwin.

B26 Crash

From Jim Johnson

Captured Ilyushin

From Jim Johnson

Mk 6

From Jim Johnson

Hunter Crash

From Jim Johnson

Hunter Crash

From Jim Johnson

Hunter Crash

From Jim Johnson

Early 60s

Len Cowden 4th right

Mk5a & DP1

From Tug Wilson

Hot Fire 1962

From Joe Birt

Fire Section 1965 - 67

From Sydney Coates

Mk5A

From Sidney Coates

 

Web Site:

 

YouTube Links:

1967

 

Riyan:

Cinema

From Jim Johnson

ACRT

From Jim Johnson

Crash Bays

From Jim Johnson

CSE Artiste on DP

From Jim Johnson

DC 3 Landing

From Jim Johnson

DC 3s

From Jim Johnson

HBL Troops

From Jim Johnson

HQ & ATC

From Jim Johnson

Jim with Askari

From Jim Johnson

John & Jim

From Jim Johnson

MPs visit

From Jim Johnson

My Home

From Jim Johnson

Mukalla Road

From Jim Johnson

Sands Club

From Jim Johnson

SSQ

From Jim Johnson

Shackleton Beat-up

From Jim Johnson

DP

From Jim Johnson

 

Web Link:

 

Steamer Point:

From Ron Newsome

From Ron Newsome

From Ron Newsome

From Ron Newsome

From Ron Newsome

From Ron Newsome

From Ron Newsome

From Ron Newsome

From Ron Newsome

From Ron Newsome

From Ron Newsome

From Ron Newsome

From Ron Newsome

From Ron Newsome

From Ron Newsome

From Ron Newsome

From Jim Johnson

Ron Newsome

From Brian Pickering

1961/62

L - R: - Corporal Sutton, John Ferguson, Ron Anderson, Mick Traynor

From John Ferguson

Roof party at El-baz buildings Maala

From John Ferguson

Cowboy night at Steamer Point Fire Station

L - R: - John Ferguson, Taffy Wells, Mick Traynor

From John Ferguson

Cowboy night at Steamer Point Fire Station

From John Ferguson

Night out at 'The Exclusive Club', Steamer Point

From John Ferguson

 

RAF Steamer Point Facebook Group

 

See John Beard's excellent Aden slide show on YouTube

 

 

Web Link:

 


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Memories of Aden from Terry Sedgwick

 

 

 

AFCENT

From Jim Johnson

Childrens Xmas Toy Program 1977

L to R

Sgt Major Willi Quast RNAF, George Harley, Mal Ray, Jimmy Johnson, Tony Doan

LS&GC Presentation

Dave Jenner far right

From Dave Jenner


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Afghanistan

 

Camp Bastion:

David Beckham visit 2010

From Steve Bowden via Brum Yates

MFV & Herc 2006

From Terry Monaghan

Fire Section 2006

From Terry Monaghan

Chinook & MVF 2006

From Terry Monaghan

2006

From Terry Monaghan

2006

From Terry Monaghan

Camp Bastion 2012

Photo from RAF News

SA80 Pose

From Dave Tolley

Herc Pose

From Dave Tolley

 

   

Volvo Saxon on standby

From Adam Griffiths

 

   
         

 

 

Thanks for Camp Leatherneck Fire Response

 

YouTube links:

Xmas song 2011

 

Kandahar:

   

Red Watch Kandahar November 12 how many X RAF and DFRMO can you spot ?

From Mark Sillett

   
         

 

 

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Aird Uig

 

 

Dave Woodward at Aird Uig 1961

 

 

Dave Woodward with Bedford Domestic at Aird Uig 1961

 
         

 

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Aldergrove

Scouse Warrener, Alister Bruce, Dave Sharp, Tam McCrorie, Taff Lee, Danny Connelly, Bill Hutchinson, Jim Dunbar, Innis Farquhar, Jim Patterson, Norman McCaig & Joe Morris-Roe.

Dave Sharp. Geordie Hall, Tam McCrorie, Walter Curran, John Baker & Bill Murray at Pauls Bar Antrim 1963

Lads Night Out

Crash 1, DP1 & Gas Truck

Autin Domestic with Coventry Climax

Ron Newsome,Walter Curran,Tom Mccrorie, Taff Lee,Taff Davies,Bob Lunn,Cyril Meryman,John McKight,Tam Dalziel,Hughie Kerr, Alistair Bruce

unknown Jock Brown Mal Byrom Stan Knight & John Wright

Mal Byrom & George Sharp

1962

Ron Harrison, Taff Lee,Tom Richmond, Lofty Hansford & Tony Bidmede

1962-64

Sammy Bates, Dave Pearson & Tam McCrorie

Mk 6

Ron Newsomwe, Joe Sheffield, Ken Judd, Geordie Whitfield, Geordie Hall & Sgt Tim Callaghan

Early '60s

Back: Dusty Miller & Jim Bryson

Front: Cyril Merryman & Malcolm Byrom

RAF Aldergrove

Back: Tom McCrorie, Taff Lee, Taff Davies, Cyril Merriman & Alister Bruce

Front: Walter Curran, John McKnight, Tom Dalziel, Hugh Kerr & Bob Lunn

Pauls Bar, Antrim circa 1962

Alister Bruce, Walter Lee, John McKnight, Eddy Wiles & Henry Hall

The boys with the black stuff!!

Walter Lee, John McKnight, Geordie Hall & Tom McCrorie Circa 1962

Bedspace

Dave Whitney, Jimmy Campbell. Geordie Whitfield, Ginge Elder & Bill Grundy

Prang

Dave Whitny & Ron Harrison

Andy Thorne & Len Cowden looking in engine

Mk 6 Foam Test 1963

Tam McCrorie & Walter Lee

59 - 63

Dusty Miller & Bill Bennett

Guitar Drill

Ted Klemp outside billet

Butty Break

George Sharp & Mal Byrom

Top Section Crash Bays

From Tam McCrorie

Circa 1961

Jock Neilson,Walter Curran,Alistair Bruce & Walter(taff) Lee

From Tam McCrorie

Circa 1961

Walter Curran, Bill Bennett & W O Jack Boyd

From Tam McCrorie

Tam McCrorie

 

Web Site

 


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Ascension Island:

Airfield Watch 1984

From Mal Ray

Gozome Happy

Mal Ray 1984

Fire Section 1984

TACR2 + PanAm Trucks

From Mal Ray

? , Stew Bell, Tony ? , Rob Mercer

From Stew Bell

TACR with PanAm Trucks

From Stew Bell

Luxury Accomodation 1983

From Stew Bell

93/94

Gordon Smith with "taxi"

93/94

L-R Cpl John Fulton, Cpl Gordon Smith, Sac Alex Wiggan, ?, Sac Lorn Brand, ?, Sgt Martin TAFF Harris

From Al Cartlege

From Al Cartlege

From Al Cartlege

ASI

From Ian Maughan

ASI

From Ian Maughan

ASI

From Ian Maughan

Islands

From Neil Byrne

TACR 2 & Crew

From Neil Byrne

1987

Paul Theobald & TACR 2 on the ramp

Mk11A Production Test

From Paul Theobald

Last Fire Crew at ASI

From Stu Horton

RIV & Crew

From Stu Leece

 

1989

From Ray Garrett

 

Night shift ready to hit the disco

From Paul Banham

 

 

Standing L-R: Ted Hazel, Paddy Campbell, Paul Durey, Mark Gerrity, Simon Rolf, Gordon Ball, Brian Spooner, Jerry O'Rielly
Seated L-R: Tim Alderman, Derek Fisher, Dennis Taylor, Duncan Loseley, Phil Baker

From Del Fisher

 

Duty Crew with TACR2 & Mk11

From Paul Banham

 

1989

From Ray Garrett

 

1989

From Ray Garrett

 

1989

From Ray Garrett

 

 

1989

From Ray Garrett

 

1989

From Ray Garrett

 

 

Web Site


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Australia:

Edinburgh Field:

Edinburgh Field

Dave Air Collecting Station Commanders Cup From Australian CO

 

Point Cook:

   

Kevin Mason presenting top student award 1986

   
         

 

 

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Ballykelly:

 

Xmas 1964

Bill Shaw, Sammy Flemming & John McGonagall

From Tam McCrorie

1964

Davy Eliot, Joe Proctor, Stan Knight, Jimmy Braithwaite, Mick Logan, Jock Hanson, Harry Steel & Len Cowdon

Crash Bays Xmas 1964

Len Cowden, Walter Curran & Tam McCrorie

Xmas 1964

Walter, Tam & Cyrill Merriman

From Tam McCrorie

Early 60's

Jimmy Braithwaite & Stan Knight

Early 60's

Davy Elliot, Joe Proctor, Stan Knight, Harry Steel & Len Cowden

1964

Jimmy Braithwaite, Mick Logan and Davy Hamilton

Fire Section

From Allan Challis

 

 


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Barkston Heath:

Crash Bay

From Al Cartlege

AOC's Inspection 1965

AOC with Cpl Terry Horn and SAC T Broughy

 

From Terry Horn

Windy Day in 1965

Terry Horn

 

 

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Bassingbourn:

1967

Fred Riley & Les Herbert

From Les Herbert

1967

Paul Fleet & Les Herbert

From Les Herbert

1967

Mick Geen,Alistair Davidson, Jim Badenoch, Geordie & Les Herbert. Stags Head 1967



From Les Herbert

1968

Cocker Evans,Les Herbert & Dave Crooks 1968



From Les Herbert

1968

Practice Crash

From Les Herbert

1968

Frank Moult,Les Herbert,Alistair Davidson,Paddy Faye & Mick Green

From Les Herbert

Town Hall Royston 1969

Tony Ronford,Dave Crooks,Bert Singer, Les Herbert & Mick Green

From Les Herbert

Fire Section on Parade 1954ish

From David Wiles

Early ACRT

From David Wiles

Crash Tender

From David Wiles

 

Tower Museum Bassingbourn

 

Web Site:

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Bawdsey:

 

Bedford 850 Mountain

From Dave Stenhouse

Exercise

From Dave Stenhouse

Exercise

From Dave Stenhouse

Exercise

From Dave Stenhouse

On Parade 1989

From Ron Fillis

Fire Station 1989

From Ron Fillis

 

DPII on tree lopping duties 1979

From Wayne Gilmore

DPIIs

From Wayne Gilmore

 

DPII on the ramp

From Wayne Gilmore

 

DPII on loan from West Raynham

From Wayne Gilmore

Mini-Bedford on loan from Cottesmore 1980

From Wayne Gilmore

         

 

 

Web Site

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Belize:

Fire Section & Bar 1983

From Stew Bell

Crash Line

Trailer Pump, DP2s & Mk7

From Stew Bell

TACT

From Stew Bell

Hard at work April 1983

? , Stew Bell, Dave Woodcock

From Stew Bell

1990/91

Back row L-R ?, ?, Mick Taylor?, FFO Dave Fitzmorris, Flt Cmd, Ian Lister, John Fulton, Andy Pittock, Sam Packer

Front row L-R John Lenton, Alex Wiggam, Stuart Dean, Gordon Smith, Paul Ellwood

TAC-T after refurb

From Paul Theobald

Tac-T with Trailer Pump

From Paul Theobald

Crash Line

From Paul Theobald

Mk7

From Paul Theobald

DP2

From Paul Theobald

From Dave Keogh

From Dave Keogh

From Dave Keogh

From Dave Keogh

From Dave Keogh

Dave Keogh

From Dave Keogh

First Harrier Crash 1981

From Dave Lukock

Foxey Golf

From Sean O'Hara

 

 

Out on the Pan 1982

From Matthew Browning

 

The Lads 1982

From Matthew Browning

 

A little light refreshment 1982

From Matthew Browning

 

 
   

Mk9s 1993

From Mick Davison

 

   

 


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Benson

Fire Section 1985

From Ron Fillis

AOCs 1996

From Ron Fillis

 

Oooopps!!!

From Iain Rowland

 

Good ol' days

From Brian Gallagher

 

Fire Section with Andover

From Iain Wright

         

 

Web Site

 

 

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Berlin

RAF Gatow:

 

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

From Alfred Schroder

Web Site


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Bicester:

 

   

Crash Line
From Jim Johnson

 

 

Dave Wood
From Jim Johnson

 

 

Fire Section
From Adam Griffiths

 

 
         

 

Web Link

 

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Biggin Hill:

 

Air Show crews circa 1970

Ben Zaccardelli, Tom Price and Paddy Collins from Church Fenton

From Bennie Zaccardelli

 

 

Web Site

 

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Binbrook:

 

Fire Section 1960's

From Dave Keogh

TACR 1

From Fred Jiggins

Mk 8

From Fred Jiggins

Mk 9

From Fred Jiggins

Mk 10

From Fred Jiggins

Mk10

From Paul Theobald

   

Crash Crew 1980

Top is Jeff Gardner. (Manuel) left & Gary 'Brummy' Taylor. Middle is Phil 'ponger' Kelsall, Mad Gerry Eden & Ken Davis. Front row left to right is Ray ' crowbar ' Large, Arthur Grimbleby, myself & Taff Jones ( married to Vi) 

From Geoff Hancocks

 

   

 

 

 

Web site

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Bishops Court:

 

AOC's 6 July 1988

From Archie Carter

AOC's 6 July 1988

From Archie Carter

AOC's 6 July 1988

From Archie Carter

AOC's 6 July 1988

From Archie Carter

ACRT & DP1

From Peter Ashpool

TACR1 & Mk8

From Ray Hill via Wayne Gilmore

   

TACR1 with trailer

From Wayne Gilmore

 

   

TACR1 with trailer pump

From Wayne Gilmore

 

 

 

 

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Boulmer:

 

Volvo Saxon

From Ken Reid

 
     

Web Site:

 

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Bovingdon:

 

 

Crash Line

From Maurice Broadbent

 

Bovington Barrack Block 1959

Rear L to R:- ? Ron Brown (in suit) ?

Front L to R:- Terry Giblin ? ?

From Ron Brown

 

Luxury accommodation

Left to Right: - Ron Brown, ?, ?, Brummie Hall.

From Ron Brown

 

Dave Woodward driving O 10

Dave Woodward from top of Mk5

 

Dave Woodward, Geordie Barr and Bert Hard

Geordie Barr

 

Geordie Barr & DP

Sgt Pitts USAF

         

 

 

 

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Brawdy:

 

Fire Section 1983

From Ady Tearle

AOC's Mid '70s

Sgt B Trace. Cpl D Jowett. Cpl R Wood. Sac D Gore and Sac M Simms.

From Garry Hatchell

Hunter Incident

TACR1 crew SAC G Hatchell & Cpl A Thomas Mk 8 crew SAC K Foster and A N Other

From Gary Hatchell

Collision on Dispersal

From Gary Hatchell

Whirlwind

From Gary Hatchell

Lift-out Demo for RNLI

From Gary Hatchell

Lift-out Demo for RNLI

From Gary Hatchell

Practice on JP

From Gary Hatchell

Practice on JP

From Gary Hatchell

Sac D Gore, Sac B Locke & Sac G Hatchell

From Gary Hatchell

Dave Gore with ACRT

From Gary Hatchell

Fire Section Domestic Site

From Gary Hatchell

Gary with new TACR 1

From Gary Hatchell

Hunter T7

From Gary Hatchell

Bedford Angus outside Domestic Fire Station

From Gary Hatchell

 

 

 

 

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Bridgnorth:

 

 

Fire Section 1950

From Brum Yates

 

Fire Section 1950

From Brum Yates

 

Hut 178 in 1958

From William Pitt

 

 
         

 

Web Site:

 

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Brize Norton:

1979/81

Wolfie Smith, Stevie Clent, Taff Elliot, Steve Evans, Stew Bell

From Stew Bell

1979/81

Stew Bell, Chris Bussey, Pete Daniels, Mal Cox, Roy Bastible

From Stew Bell

Inspection by Air Chief Marshal Crowley Milling 1973

From George Edwards

Brize Norton circa 1993 Royal Visit

Pre H.M the Queen arrival

Brize Norton circa 1993 Royal Visit

L-R Flt Cmd, Cpl Gordon Smith, Sac Paul ?, Geordie ?

Meeting the Queen

1979

Back Row SAC Gary Oconner, LAC Jock Millar,LAC ?,CPL Keith Spencer

Middle Row CPL Gerry Kelly,CPL Paul Fleet,SAC Joe Birt

Front Row SAC Terry Clent,SAC Paul Rutherford,SAC Ronnie McGregor

From Wayne Davies

Fire Section on Parade 1973

From George Edwards

1995 SNCO's Seminar

From Brum Yates

Exercise

From Trevor Waugh

Exercise

From Trevor Waugh

Crash Line 1986

From Trevor Waugh

1989

From Jamie MacKay

Mk11 & Mk11A 1988

From Peter Mitrovich

 

Polished Mk9 with crew

From Rodney Webb

 

D Crew late 80s

Back L-R, Bob Colclough, Dave Webber, Dave McGreavy, Michael Goldstone, Dave Skin Grey, Nelly Morrell, Terry Millership,

Front L-R Pete Toulson, Mark Charlie Farley, Mick Ryan, Gary Welbeloved

From Alistair Forrest

 

 

B Crew 1982

From George Sillence

Standing 1st right F/Sgt Jim Patterson, 2nd right Mark Swift, 3rd right Steve Butonshaw — with Andrew Jenkin, Ian Large, Andy Falp, Al Lindsay,Jerry Packer, Kieth Lammin, Robert Owen, Pete Skinner - aka Clansfolk, Steve O'leary, Paul Welsh and Derek Fisher


From Del Fisher
 

Fire Station

From Adam Griffiths 

Mk9

From Steve Greenaway 

Mk11

From Steve Greenaway

 

Mk11

From Steve Greenaway

 

Mk11

From Steve Greenaway

 

 

TACR2a

From Steve Greenaway

  

 

YouTube Clip

 

Steve Carlson's Reunion & Reminiscences

 

Web Site


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Brüggen:

 

Crash Line

On the See

Kieth Knight & Tam McCrorie

Ziggies Bar

Tam McCrorie, Derek Stewart & Tam Chapman

AOC's 1981

Left to Right Cpl Geordie Forster Flt Cmr WO Frank Piggot AOC Sgt Brum Yates

Frank Piggot's Retirement Do

Brum & Ann Yates, Rhoda & Billy Walsh

From Brum Yates

Fire Section mid '60s with WO Atherton

Kindly sent by Gordon Went (pictured kneeling second left)

Endex

From Gordon Went

Fire Section End-ex

From Gordon Went

Fire Competition 1971

From Gordon Went

 

 

Post-RAF days

From Dave Palmer

1988

From Dave Roach

   

 

Web Site

 

 


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Bruntingthorpe:

 

Circa 1992

DP 2 in a sad state, abandoned waiting for the scrap man

From Brummie

 

Web Link:

 

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Buchan:

Carmichael

From Q Eaton

Bedford 400 Mountain

From Dave Stenhouse

Business end of Bedford 400 Mountain

From Dave Stenhouse

Bedford Carmichael before being scrapped

From Dave Stenhouse

 

Web Link:

 

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