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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 M - P

 
M N O P

 

 

Maastricht:

The photograph above was kindly sent in by Julian Davis with the following message:

I thought your members might be interested in the photograph attached.  It was taken on the 22nd Feb 2014 at the JOC Maastricht underground command bunker that was closed in 1991. 

The photo shows the names of three RAF fireman and their Belgian colleagues, who were the last fireman to serve in the Bunker, I also believe they were the last military staffs there.

Cpl Dixon
SAC Dixon
SAC Dunn 

Maybe some of your members remember. 

Details on how to visit JOC Maastricht can be found at http://www.limburgs-landschap.nl/item/excursies-nato-hoofdkwartier (Dutch).

 Best regards

 Julian Davis (ex TG11)
NATO Engineer, SHAPE

 

 

 

Machrihanish:

 

ATC & Fire Section

Crew after demo 1982

Adrian Speak, Dougie Elmore, Dave Stenhouse, Phil Kane, Chris Myson, Frank Engall & Ian Cormack

Dave Stenhouse in Crew Room

Campbelltown Drill Competition 1982

Campbelltown Drill Competition 1982

Ian Cormack & Phil Kane

Campbelltown Drill Competition 1982

Robbie Simms & Davie Stenhouse

Drill Team at Islay 1982

Back: Dave Stenhouse, Ian Cormack, Frank Engell & terry Clent

Centre: Steve Bowden, Terry Bradley & Dave Gillian

Front: Chris Myson

Air Ambulance

Training for Drill Comp

Training for Drill Comp

Dave Stenhouse, Dave Thomson, Andy Rees & Paul Newton (Coach)

Campbelltown Drill Competition 1984

4 Man Drill - L to R Dave Stenhouse, Ricky Blyth, Mick

From Dave Stenhouse

Campbelltown Drill Competition 1984

From Dave Stenhouse

Campbelltown Drill Competition 1984

From Dave Stenhouse

Campbelltown Drill Competition 1984

From Dave Stenhouse

Campbelltown Drill Competition 1984

The Final Leg

From Dave Stenhouse

Campbelltown Drill Competition 1984

From Dave Stenhouse

 

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Malaya:

 

 

Asahan:

From Colin Hall

From Colin Hall

From Colin Hall

 

 

Butterworth:

Bill Lawrence, Hendry Cheng, Tam McCrorie, Ginge Scurrell & Bob Webster

Crash Bays circa 1965/68

? , David Stoker, Gavin Smith, Ginge Scurrelln & Chalky White

Crash Bays

From Tam McCrorie

Fire Section from ATC

From Tam McCrorie

Foam Test

From Tam McCrorie

Javelin Crash 1967

From Tam McCrorie

Javelin Crash 5 Apr 1967

Frank Gregory, Larry Heaton & Lou Barrow

From Tam McCrorie

Mk5A Foam Test

From Tam McCrorie

Crew 1966ish

Michael, Bob Webster, Das, Knnan & Gavin Smith with Malasian Fireman

Tam driving 5A

From Tam McCrorie

Twin Pioneer Crash 1966

From Tam McCrorie

Twin Pioneer Crash 1966

From Tam McCrorie

Twin Pioneer Crash 1966

From Tam McCrorie

Aerial view of Fire Dept

From Bennie Zaccardelli

Four Firemen gardening

From Tam McCrorie

1945 Monitor in Crash Bay

From Tam McCrorie

Web Site

 

 

 

Gong Kedah:

RAF Airfield at Gong Kedah, east Malaya, Aloh Star, just south of the Thailand border and near the beach where the Japanese landed. When it rains in Malaya....it RAINs!

Mk5 DP1 & ACRT

GingeYoung, Alec Reid & Owen O'Hare 1966

From Tam McCrorie

Owen O'Hare, Chalky White & Larry Heaton

From Tam McCrorie

1966

Larry Heaton & Owen O'Hare

1966

Including Larry Heaton & Owen O'Hare

Alec Reid 1966

 

Labuan:

63/64 from Barry Wall

63/64 from Barry Wall

63/64 from Barry Wall

63/64 from Barry Wall

Kiwi Canberra

 

   

Bill Fowler

From Association archives

   
         

 

 

Penang:

Crash Vehicles 65/68

From Tam McCrorie

Crash Line 65/68

From Tam McCrorie

Australian Hostel Penang

Ladies Maria Ann Christine Sally Heather & Pauline Men Derek Bailey Alec Reid Paddy Tipper Gavin Smith Owen O'Hare Ian Cargill Tom Mc Crorie Paddy Dowling & Alec McLean.JPG

From Tam McCrorie

Crash Bays 65/68

Crash Trucks 65/68

 

 

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Malta:

 

RAF Luqa 1969

RAF Luqa Fire Service

Kindly sent in by Bob Ewing Mem, No 321

Luqa Crash Shed in the early '90's

From Bob Ewing

RAF Luqa Crash Bays

From Bob Ewing

Luqa Mk5

From Bob Ewing

Gordon Brown, Steve Foster, Steve Gould & Charlie Charlesworth

Tom Carney, Steve Foster, Tony Hodgson, Scouse Whitley, Martin John, Ian Easter

Luqa Fire Section 1955

From Terry Wright

Austen K6 CO2 Gas Truck at Luqa 1955

From Terry Wright

From Terry Wright

From Terry Wright

From Terry Wright

From Terry Wright

From Terry Wright

30 May 2010

Bedford Domestic awaiting restoration

From Bob Ewing

30 May 2010

Bedford Domestic awaiting restoration

From Bob Ewing

30 May 2010

Mk 7 awaiting restoration

From Bob Ewing

Safe Driving Awards

From Sean O'Hara

     

DP III from Peter Ashpool

   

 

 


 

 

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Manston:

 

RAF Manston:

DP1

From Olger

ACRT

From Olger

HCB Mini Angus

From Olger

Mk 6

From Olger

Bedford

From Olger

Mk 7

From Olger

 

   

Puddle-jumper crash 1994

L to R: Richie Brown, Dougie Duff, Robert Lindsey, Justin Nicolson, Norman Sangster, Mike Brenchley and Johnny Morris

From Mike Brenchley

   
         

 

School Pics:

 

 

Course 00/08 Graduation 18/5/01

From Graham Eglen

Course 00/08 Graduation 18/5/01

From Graham Eglen

Course 00/08 Graduation 18/5/01

From Graham Eglen

Course 00/08 Graduation 18/5/01

From Graham Eglen

Course 00/08 Graduation 18/5/01

From Graham Eglen

Course 00/08 Graduation 18/5/01

From Graham Eglen

BA Training

L-R: Q Eaton, Waz Warters, Baz Gargett, Geordie Green & ?

From Q Eaton

Harry Wilson Webb School Building

Apr 2010

Volvos

Early Course Photo

From Flashpoint archives

Mk 8

From Olger

July 1985

From Paul Read via Mick Chapman

July 1985

From Paul Read via Mick Chapman

July 1985

From Paul Read via Mick Chapman

July 1985

From Paul Read via Mick Chapman

July 1985

From Paul Read via Mick Chapman

July 1985

From Paul Read via Mick Chapman

July 1985

From Paul Read via Mick Chapman

July 1985

From Paul Read via Mick Chapman

RIV in action

From Ken Davies

Under-wing fire

From Ken Davies

Action shot

From Ken Davies

 

 

Training Facilities during CTE days

From Q Eaton

 

 

Training Facilities during CTE days

From Q Eaton

 

 
         

 

Course Photo's:

1961

From Mick Richardson

1962

From Tony Orton

Early course

From Flashpoint archives

Basic April 1974

From Mick Richardson

1990's SNCO Seminar

From Brum Yates

1994 SNCO Seminar

From Brum Yates

AFDFS Officers

From Q Eaton

AFDFS Officers

From Q Eaton

AFDFS Officers

From Q Eaton

AFDFS Officers

From Q Eaton

Senior Supervisors seminar 1992

Kindly sent by Kevin Mason

Manston 93 Graduating Course BF 03/93

Wg Cdr Valentine, DO E Worsdell, Flt Lt Summers, Sgt Bill McCreath, Sgt Dave Keen

Firefighters Alderwick, Crook, Littleboy, Martine, O’Connor, Phillips, Potter, Protheroe, Ryan.

1997

Senior Supervisors Seminar

From Brum Yates

1990

From Paul Gavin

Manston Refresher course 04-89

Sub officer Went, Lfm Fenn, Lfm Page, Fm Blackwell, FM Bowen, Fm Burwell, FM Clews, Fm Coombs, Fm Reade, Fm Sparrow, Fm Swankie, Fm Thorpe, Fm Chapman

FT 2 Course 1991

From Ron Fillis

 

   

Last ever AFDS refresher course at Manston, December 1988 before the RAF moved in.

From John Charles Leith

 

AFDFS Initial course held at the old fire school - 28th Aug to 10th October 1979.

From John Charles Leith

 

1990 from Lee Neal 

From Phillip Todd

Officers Conference 1975

From Brian Douglas

 

Officers Conference 1976

From Brian Douglas

 

Officers Conference 1977

From Brian Douglas

 

Officers Conference 1978

From Brian Douglas

 

Officers Conference 1982

From Brian Douglas

 

 

 

 

Some YouTube clips:

 

Practice Fire Video Clip

Practice Fire Video Clip Apr 09

 

(More clips of Manston on YouTube)

 

Museum:

 

The Museum of RAF Firefighting has now been relocated at RAF Scampton where it continues to grow.  There is a dedicated page on this web site at http://www.rafanddfsa.co.uk/Museum.htm and the museum has its own site at http://firemuseum.co.uk/

 

 

 

History

 


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Marchwood:

 

Carmichael

From David Wickwar

RB44

From David Wickwar

 


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Marham:

 

Luxury Accomodation

From Mike Aycliffe

Mk 6

From Mike Aycliffe

DP 2 Producing

From Mike Aycliffe

Fire Section 1962

From Mike Aycliffe

Crash Crew 1982

From Stew Bell

Crew at Crash Site

From Stew Bell

Victor Prang 1982

From Richard (Trotsky) Czykita

Victor Prang 1982

From Richard (Trotsky) Czykita

Victor Prang 1982

From Richard (Trotsky) Czykita

Victor Prang 1982

From Richard (Trotsky) Czykita

Victor Prang 1982

From Richard (Trotsky) Czykita

Victor Cockpit after State 1

From Stew Bell

Crash Line

From Ron Newsome

B Crew 1984

From Stew Bell

Victors

From Stew Bell

Stew Bell

From Stew Bell

Crash Bays

From Stew Bell

63/65

From Peter McMurray

63/65

From Peter McMurray

63/65

From Peter McMurray

63/65

From Peter McMurray

63/65

From Peter McMurray

63/65

From Peter McMurray

63/65

From Peter McMurray

63/65

From Peter McMurray

63/65

From Peter McMurray

Mk 6

From Peter McMurray

63/65 Marham Fire Section. Astra cinema on the end.

From Peter McMurray

63/65

From Peter McMurray

63/65. John Wakely

From Peter McMurray

Tornado Barrier Engagement

Full Monty 2005

From Graphics Officer

Full Monty 2005

From Graphics Officer

Bays at night

From Steve Pearson

84/85

From George Sillence

 

 

1987

From Scott Hudson

 

 

1988

Rob Mercer, Keith Lammin, Mick Powell, Micky, Edwards, Simon Young, Stevie Edwards, Phil Lawrence, Chars Richie, Peter Higgings, Russell Grant, Joe Birt, David Daffern, Bill Spratt & Jason Stott

From Robbie Campbell

 
         
Practice crash fire at RAF Marham  1968

 

Images kindly provided by Bob Feather

 

 

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Masirah:

 

 

Fire Section 1973

Back row:

Tom Carney, ??, Mick Williams, Harry Edwards, Joe Fletcher, Tony Semaine, ??, WO Charlie Thompson

Front row :

Craig Sedgwick, Dave Sedgebeer, Alan ??, Roger Bell, ??, ?? Mal Ray

Turtle Club 1973

From Mal Ray

Turtle Club 1973

From Mal Ray

Fire Section Booze-up

From Mal Ray

Bob Sleigh from Mal Ray

"Night flying with the budgies" 1973

World Jury 1968

Taff Pritchard Kevin Meeson George Edwards Mick Condy Paul McGhee and others, from George Edwards

 

Masalaam do 1968

left to right Ian Easter George Edwards Alastair Collier Phil Sinnot from George Edwards

AOC's

From George Edwards

Shark

From George Edwards

The little one

From George Edwards

Corporals Club 1971

New Year's Eve

Mal Incles, Geordie Lindoe, Maurice Reaney & Jock Murdoch

Mk 7 & Crew 1967

Left to right: John Will known as Chilly Willy, George (scouse)Edwards, the late Jock Mc Vey, Paul McGhee, Sgt John Farrell, Pete Mitchell, Kevin ( Smiler ) Meeson

1972

Brian Lindoe, Bill Knapman & Mal Incles

From Brian Lindoe

1972

Bill Knapman, Mal Incles & Tony Minty

From Brian Lindoe

DP3 in rain 1977

From Adey Tearle

Crash Line 1977

From Adey Tearle

Night Out

Standing 2nd R Jim Croll Kneeling from Left Flt Sgt Billy Gibson, 3rd L Geordie Mustcroft.

From Jim Croll

Out in the Gemini

Cox'n Spud Murphy with a couple of Assistant Air Traffic Controllers, SAC Adrian Donovan on the right and SAC Brian "Dobbie" Dolan on the left.

Sent by Vic Nugent

1968

From Bill Rogers

From Bill Rogers

From Bill Rogers

From Bill Rogers

From Bill Rogers

From Bill Rogers

Crash Line 1974

From Ben Zaccardelli

Local Souk 1974

From Ben Zaccardelli

Crash Line 1974

From Ben Zaccardelli

Night Out 1974

From Ben Zaccardelli

1973

A Crew on Bondu Bash

From Mal Ray

Turtle Club 1973

Geoff Hill, Jock Young & Graham Mellor

From Mal Ray

King Rock Inspection 1974

WO Frank Piggott (shortly to be casevacced with gall stones) & section.

From Bennie Zaccardelli

Webmaster note: recognise Dave Wynn 2nd from left back row, Tony Burgess & Ian Syme 2nd & 3rd from right second row

1974

Saving two engines from the deep blue sea,,

From Bennie Zaccardelli

Tour King 1972

Ted Smith, Dave Lambourne & Colin Black (or is it Murphy?)

From Ted Smith

Crash Line circa 1971

From Ted Smith

Crash Crew circa 1971

From Ted Smith

Harrier on promotional visit

From Ted Smith

On guard

Ted Smith

Vulcan

From Ted Smith

Enjoying a few beers

From Ted Smith

Out in the Zodiac

Ted Smith

Muscat Fire Section

From Ted Smith (pictured in reflection in Thorneycroft windscreen)

Christmas 1971

From Ted Smith

Station Information Booklet

From Phil Smith

Fire Section Crest

From Ron Fillis

Crash Bays 1977

From Ron Fillis

1977

From Ron Fillis

Role of honour

From Ron Fillis

TACR1

From Ron Fillis

1977 Ma-salaam Masirah

From Ron Fillis

 

   

Sat on the Zodiac rescue boat 1968

 L to R: - Paul McGhee (RIP), Ken Williams, Keith Stewart, Barry Nolan, and Andy Andrews

From Barry Nolan

 

   
         

Web Link:


YouTube links:

Hot fire exercise

Fire Section 1974

 

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Menwith Hill:

From Stew Bell

From Stew Bell

From Stew Bell

Dodge CH4212

From Q Eaton

SFO Alan Armstrong

From Q Eaton

Rescue 84M3329

From Q Eaton

 

Web Site

 

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Mepal:

Johnie Sinclair at Thor Site Mepal 1962

From Brian Lindoe

 

Web Link

 

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Metheringham:

 

From Ron Newsome

 

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Middleton St George:

 

Davy Air Middle back Dusty Miller front right rest Unknown

From Davy Air

Dusty Miller & Davy Air

From Davy Air

Dusty Miller Davy Air and two unkown

From Davy Air

Teesside Fire Scool pic

From John Goupillot

Gas Truck

From Davey Air

Mk 5A

From Davey Air

DP I

From Davey Air

DP II

From Davey Air

 

 

Web Link:

 

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Middle Wallop:

 

TACR1

From Steve Greenaway

ATC Tower & Fire Section

From Bryan Higgins

Domestic

From Steve Greenaway

 

Army Air Corps days

From Steve Greenaway

 

Bryan Higgins & Co

 
       

 

 

 

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Minhad:

MFV & Flagpole

From Si Costella

Australian Panther

From Si Costella

Desert Sunset

From Si Costella

Desert MFVs

From Si Costella

 

 

 

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Molesworth:

 

   

TACR1 & Crew

From Dave Keogh

 

Mk10

From Dave Keogh

TACR1 & Crew

From Dave Keogh

 
         

 

 

 

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Mount Batten:

 

National Firemans Strike Dec '77

From Bryan Higgins

Domestic Crew

Ron Newsome with Billy Morris and Joe Summers

From Ron Newsome

 

 

 

Web Link:

 

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Newton:

 

 

Early '90s

From Wilbur Wright

 

TACR2 in front of Fire Section/ATC

From Del Fisher

 
         

Web Link

 

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North Luffenham:

 

Sharing a newspaper in 1957

From Geoff Varley

 

Crash Crew 1957

From Geoff Varley

 

Ralph Taylor and Andy Michael with Mini-Bedford & FAFA

From Andy Michael

 
     

Flying by the seat of our pants

From Geoff Varley

 

   

 

 

TACR 2  Photoshoot

 

Web Link

 

 


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Northolt

Austin Domestic 1959

From Arthur Lynch

1984

Cpl Bob Richards, Gp Capt Osbourne, WO Ken Leveritt, Cpl Dave Keen (Santa)

Mk9 Water Production

From Thomas Brügger

1987

From Michael McCluskey

1987

From Michael McCluskey

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987

Back: Paul Goddard, Paul Fuller, Bryn Venebles, Andy Hollis & Tony Bruce

Front: Robbie Pocklington, Andy Moore, Tom Sawyer, Bob Shaw & Ray Garrett

From Ray Garrett

 

Austin Domestic 1959

From Arthur Lynch

 

 

 

 

Bob Richards, Gp Capt Osborne, Ken Leverett & Dave Keen (Santa)

 

 

 

 

 

Mk 9 water production

From Thomas Brügger

 

 

 

 

 

   

1988 from Ray Garrett

 

   

 

Web Site


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Oakington:

1974

L to R: Ray Hill, Dave Owen, Sgt Dave Adams, Mal Wilson, John Jack, Mal Ray, Cpl BrumYates

Ready to go to RLG Waterbeach

From Brum Yates

Ready to go to RLG Waterbeach

L to R AFDFS Fmn, Brum Yates AFDFS Fmn ,(With my Jacket) Stan Burton

From Brum Yates

Domestic Section 1956

From Spike Lynch

1959

Scouse Carter & Crew

WOT1 late 50's

From Bill Wilky

Mk 5A

Bill Wilky

from Flashpoint archives

   

Mal Wilson driving DP1 to first vintage air display at Duxford 1973

From Mal Wilson 

 

Fire Section circa 1969

From Steve Harrison

 
   

From Ray Hill

 

From Ray Hill

 

Oakington 1974

 

Operating from ACRT & Mk 6

Kindly sent in by Mal Ray

 

 

Web Link

 

 


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Odiham:

 

Fire Section
From Dave Keogh

 

Fire Section
From Paul Gavin

 

 

 

New simulator ablaze

From Mick Abbott

 

Duty Crew
From Adrian Burton

 

TACR1

From Steve Greenaway

 

 

Winterised TACR2a

From Steve Greenaway

 

TACR2a

From Steve Greenaway 

 

Mk 8

From Steve Greenaway 

 

Mk 9

From Steve Greenaway

Mk 10

From Steve Greenaway 

Geordie Sparky & Goose hard at work.

From Guy Bowes

Crash Line 1986

From Matthew Browning

1 Minutes silence observed by
RAF Odiham Fire Service.
12:00hrs 4 May 2017

From Alex Wiggin

 

1980

From Mike Harris

 

Reunion 2015

From Colin Griffiths 

   

Red Watch, October 1991

Back Row (L to R):Sgt Simon Cooke, LAC Mark Taylor, SAC Sean Green, Cpl Dave Giffney,

Front Row (L to R):SAC Paul Banham, LAC C Thomas, SAC Geordie Reeve,

From Simon Cooke

 

 

Liaison Visit by Hampshire Fire & Rescue with Red Watch, - 18 June 1991

Cpl Jerry ?, SAC Geordie Reeve, SAC Graham Bowes, Sgt Simon Cooke, Sac Mike Brady, SAC Paul Banham, SAC Sean Green,

From Simon Cooke

 

 

Web Site

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Old Sarum:

 

From Alan Beasley

From Alan Beasley

From Alan Beasley

From Alan Beasley

From Alan Beasley

From Alan Beasley

Bryan Higgins & ACRT

From Bryan Higgins

TACR1 Circa 1980

From Steve Greenaway

1957

From Bryan Higgins

 

   

TACR1 from Flashpoint archives

   

 

Web Link:

 

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Ouston:

 

From Association Archives

 

5 a-side football team 1967/68 season.

Back:- SFO & Sgt Pete Keeble

Front:- Cpl Geordie.  ?---David Pearson, John Sherry and Jim Croll

From David Pearson

 

TACR 1 1974

From Ron Newsome

From Association Archives

         

 

Web Link:

 

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Pershore

Fire Crews early 60's

Reg Lisseman far left

From Ian Lisseman

 

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Portland

   

1967

From Paul Harries

 

   
         

 

Web link:

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Predannack

   

Aircraft Handlers from RNAS Culdrose - hot fire training

From Paul Harries

   
         

 

Web Link

 

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