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T1: Tom Coates
T3: Rosyth, Fife  -  now NZ
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Great Site! Great piece of history.
 
REA(A)2 1964 - 1978.
736, 809, 8Sqdn RAF, 849HQ, NATIU.
 
Always on the lookout for RN aircraft phot's. Good work!
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T1: John Rounding

T3: Gilmorton, Leicestershire
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I was in Jervis division and passed out from Condor in 1949. We are having a reunion on August 11th. (60 years from date of joining). For details contact me or visit our website

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T1: Don "Titch" Whitehead
T3: Long Eaton, between Nott.m & Derby
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Although I was Condor51er. I have found the website both enjoyable & nostalgic. I have also discovered photo's of myself in the profiles of Mike Ware & Mike Powers-fame at last! I organised a re-union of our class in year 2000 And have Al Hyde to thank fo
r guidance. Best wishes to all that may remember me. I have details of all of my class should anyone be interested

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T1: Elizabeth Hannon

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This is a totaly awsome web sit e that you have made Bill.
I have a feeling this site will come in handy in my school work.I love this web site Bill.
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T1: Dave Winn

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I trained on HMS Worcester, the merchant navy officers training school, but now work for a company that specialises in building electricl control and switchgear for the Royal Navy

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T1: Sheena Brown
T2: sheena@elisabeth.fsworld
T3: Portsmouth

 

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I am trying to do a bit of research - into a 'nut cracker' - and no I am not being rude and yes I am serious!!!!!! I live in Pompey and naturally I come across some 'strange' naval artefacts - today I came across a most amazing turned oak bowl with a sort of brass
screw clamp with a little ship's wheel handle that had been made into a nut cracker (I have attached a picture of it!). The end has the inscription "MRS J D N HAM - HMS CONDOR - 5.7.57. It is a fabulous item and I am intrigued as to who Mrs Ham was! I bought the bowl in Gosport and I have reason to believe that there must be a link with HMS DAEDALUS. Whoever the engineer was who made this - he/they must have thought quite a lot of Mrs Ham (or maybe her husband) - it is beautifully engineered. I was looking on the net
and saw the 49's site and wondered whether any of your members would know who she was! It would be really nice to know a little about it - it's a real (very heavy) talking piece!!! My dad was a CERA in the navy for 29 years so I appreciate this sort of thing!
If you or your pals can find out anything about this lady or what it's made from I will be very grateful!
 
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Sheena Brown

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T1: Rod Beattie
T3: Sheppy Kent
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I was at Blackcap in 54 and was part of the Buffers party and went there from Gamecock to wait for the new induction to the aircraft handling school at HMS Siskin.
One of the jobs atStretton was to take the mothballing off aircraft for the engine and airframe mechs and it would fly and then be put back into mothball.
There were hundreds of different aircraft.

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T1: markus kossmann
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i`m a scale model builder with special intresst in british naval aviation.
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T1: David Spiteri Staines

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I am a Council Member and founder Secretary of the Malta Avaition Museum.   Glad to see the photo of our Sea Hawk.
We plan in the not too distant future have a secriton dedicated to the Fleet Air Arm.  We are so intrincially linked with the British Services and especiaally the Fleet Air Arm.
 
We are interested to obtain memorabilia for our Museum. Perhaps some of your members can assist.  Our next acquaisiton is goingto be a Sea Venom.  We acquried a Swordfish for restoraiton last year.
It was ncie to view your website.  Regards  David
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T1: Lena Daniels

T3: Melbourne now in my youth Arbroath
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My father worked at The Condor as a civilian after the second world war and I am interested in knowing more about the Condor and Pee Wit

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T1: Ross Thompson

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hi bill, i've been looking for old mates of my dad from the HMS Eagle just wanted to know if you knew a William horace Thompson? he's my dad and i'vejust found a picture and theres a person called "bill" on it who is very young but looks like it might be
you. any info or if you want to see the picture e-mailme. thanks

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T1: David (Fred) Green
T3: Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
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Enjoyed reading the website and the attached photos.
Interested in talking to any ex Grenville S26 class or later Aircraft Artificers from this class; or anyone who lives nearby in the Toronto area of Southern Ontario.
Regret to say, but Rick Richardson & Tony Payne are no longer with us; Rick was killed in a traffic accident in 64 and Tony succumbed to cancer in 85.
Will dig thru my files for any class photos, I know there are copies of both Fisgard & Condor magazines in there.
 

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T1: CLAUDE " GINGE " HARDEN
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T3: LIVERPOOL MERSEYSIDE
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AN EXCELLENT WEBSITE BRINGING BACK LOTS OF MEMORIES


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T1: rose
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T3: malta
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My father the late John CAmilleri served in the Royal Navy .


T1: Robert Heywood
T2: robertheywood2003@yahoo.co.uk
T3: Widnes, Cheshire.
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I am a member of The Burtonwood Associatio, a group of enthusiasts based at the former R.A.F. / U.S.A.A.F Base, Burtonwood in Cheshire, we run a Heritage centre and Museum there. I also take photographs of World War II Naval Air Stations as a hobby. I am trying to gather as much information as possible with regards to H.M.S. Blackcap, R.N.A.S. Stretton, near Warrington with the intention of including it in our displays at the museum. I would greatly appreciate any stories, anecdotes, tales or photographs ( copied and returned ) or information from anybody who served or worked at H.M.S. Blackcap prior to its closer. I can be contacted at the above e mail address or via post at Robert.D. Heywood, 93 Clincton View,Hough Green, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 8RN. I would just like to say, what an excellent site this is and I have enjoyed reading the messages, keep up the good work. regards, Robert ( Bob ) Heywood.


T1: Brian Hampson
T2: brian@tti-online.com
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Al Crimp has just clued me in on this site, Good to hear that there are still some of us around!! Brian (Titch) Hampson Hood Division 1946 - 50


T1: Brian Hampson
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Al Crimp has just clued me in on this site, Good to hear that there are still some of us around!! Brian (Titch) Hampson Hood Division 1946 - 50


T1: John Bonner
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T3: Kent orginally - but now living in Yorkshire
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Had a couple of idle moments and thought if there was anyone form my modelmaking days I could find on google and came across yours - how are you doing? I don't know if you recall me - worked on the Davy Powergas thing in London with you and Don Hills and also worked in Ashford with Trevor. Trying to recall other names... Been married nearly 20 years to Sheralyn (also from Kent) got 2 children Kathryn 12 and James 8 - now a lecturer in Human Computer Interaction at Huddersfield University. Would be good to hear from you and news of others from the modelmaking days regards John


T1: STEVE WARBIS
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T3: Ulverston. Cumbria
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I wish to inform ex shipmates of CPO JOHN LESLIE LONGMIRE (LES) a 22 year veteran of 1946-1968 of his sad death in Croydon. London on 29.07 2004. he served on many of HMS,s Eagle , but the one he really loved was HMS AURORA from 64-69 if any ex comrades has any memories of Les if they could contact on above e-mail address. He was the gentleman who kept the helicopters in the sky!


T1: STEVE WARBIS
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T3: Ulverston. Cumbria
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I wish to inform ex shipmates of CPO JOHN LESLIE LONGMIRE (LES) a 22 year veteran of 1946-1968 of his sad death in Croydon. London on 29.07 2004. he served on many of HMS,s Eagle , but the one he really loved was HMS AURORA from 64-69 if any ex comrades has any memories of Les if they could contact on above e-mail address. He was the gentleman who kept the helicopters in the sky!


T1: rodney brown
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Hi Rod, I note your time at West Malling with Shorts in 1972 and wonder whether you have any information or photos of the Chipmunks which passed through. I have been collecting information on this type since 1956 whilst working on them in the RAF and will shortly start the definitve history as a retirement project. My CV is available on: www.chipmunkflyer.co.uk Best Rod


T1: Ian Clowes
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T3: Poole,Dorset.
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We have acquired a Poole Pottery sugar bowl with Wessex Industries (in the centre Wrigley Trucks) stamped on the bottom.This was obviously made for you, can you tell us the story about the occasion? Thanks Ian and Elaine.


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T1: Judoith Parker
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I am producing a piece on the Buccaneer for a National Geographic Channel programme. Could you possibly give me some pointers with regards to getting archive footage of the aircraft. Thanking you in advance! Judith.


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I am producing a piece on the Buccaneer for a National Geographic Channel programme. Could you possibly give me some pointers with regards to getting archive footage of the aircraft. Thanking you in advance! Judith.


T1: William D
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Testing system


T1: Ron Leach
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T3: New Zealand
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Interest, I haven't read the guestbook for a few weeks


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T1: Trevor Lines
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T1: E.Bushell
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As an ex POAF(o) who did the courses at Condor I am pleased to see the photograph. I was on 800 when many of your photos were taken and had not seen them before. A very interesting site. Will visit again.


T1: BOB HARTFIELD
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T1: Ron Leach
T2: ronleach@xtra.co.nz
T3: Hood Division 1946-1950.
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I found your site very interesting. Scrolling through, I found articles by many ex-Condor apprentices that I knew well. The only name that I found from my entry was that of Jack Newman. Ron Leach ,


T1: Mike Wood
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T1: Eric Skean
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Served at Arbroath in 54-55. Will come back again soon and digest! Great Site! Eric.


T1: Richard Van Kempen
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Just having a look on the web and came across your site so thought I would say hello.


T1: Clark I Ross
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T3: Arbroath Angus Scotland
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Dear Sir I would be obliged if you could onpass to Bill Daysh my e-mail address, I was one of the civilian divers that dived with the Condor Subaqua club, and was one of the divers who found the Argylls propellers. Regards Clark


T1: Phillip Evans
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T3: Rhodesia
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To whom it may concern, The following report 'The Beira Patrol of 1966 and Bill's MBE' has an error in regards the Rhodesian Air Force aircraft. It states that the RhAF had Buccaneer 2 aircraft. The only jets the RhAF had were Hunter FGA9, Vampire & Canberras. The only African Air Force to have Buccaneers was the South Africa Air Force (S50). Other than this mistake I found reading about the Beira Patrol quite interesting as my uncle was on it with the RFA whilst at the time we were in Zambia & Rhodesia.


T1: Kelvin Peters
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T3: Nottingham
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Hi I am trying to piece together my fathers life in the Fleet Air Arm. He was in December1953 at RNAS ANTHORN. Have photo marked thus and showing my father plus others marching in the rain. Can you help further? Regards Kelvin Peters


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T1: carl hannon
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T3: new hampshire u.s.a
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im looking for any one who was aboard the HMS shieffield before the faulkland war. as i took in two members of this ship while in port. at the time i lived in chelsea MA,as the ship was anchored in boston MA at the time. i forget thier names as it was so long ago. my heart sank as i found out the fate of this ship. i know one was called buggie as a knickname and played the guitar. sure would love to here from any one or recieve any kind of photos of this ship. god bless those who perished aboard this vessel.


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good sight hope tohear from people on 736b,750,736,800,849,ground eqiupment lossie and portland between 65/79


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good sight hope tohear from people on 736b,750,736,800,849,ground eqiupment lossie and portland between 65/79


T1: Gerry De Filippo
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T3: Atlanta Georgia, USA
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I appreciate you putting this website together, as my Grandfather, Garlies M. Spinks, was a designer with Fairey Aircraft Corporation both during and after WW2, and the Gannett was one of his projects. It is wonderful to see pictures of the plane! He spent hours studying the actual sea-bird, as it could fly long distances without expending much energy. From this study came the plane's design, including stubby body and long wings. I hope the dual props and engine didn't give some of your members too much trouble. Anyway, you have provided me with a valuable touch to my Grandfather, and you have my thanks. Sincerely, Gerry De Filippo


T1: Neil Gribby
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T3: Nuthall Notts
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Bootneck in Condor from 77-86 with 45 and ComCoy. Viewed the phot of the camp with much interest and having been there last year for Falklands Re-union (what a run that was) I can tell you that there's not a great deal of what's in the photo left. Good health to you all. Cheers Jack.


T1: paul green
T2: green6212@hotmail.com
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T1: Peter Mulvany
T2: mulvanypeterie@yahoo.co.uk
T3: Dublin, Ireland
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Ref: RAF Brawdy SAR --------------------- On or before 14th of June 1966 can anybody advise as to whether assistance from RAF Brawdy for SAR was ever sought by the Irish Authorities.Can you help ? Peter Mulvany Irish Seamen's Relatives Association [1939-46] Website : http://www.irishseamensrelativesassociation.org


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T1: Ron Todd
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Do you, or any of your members, have any engineers drawings, or similar drawings, of the Fairey Gannet engines and gearbox which I could obtain copies of? regards, Ron Todd


T1: edward jones
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T3: stowmarket suffolk uk
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iam sure i served with the caa everett, he had changed over to armourers, we were on 806 squadron on board eagle 1958 hoagy carmichael was co.


T1: martin siddons
T2: martinandpatricia@msiddons.fsnet.co.uk
T3: south shields
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Just came across your site by chance when searching my late dads name. I couldnt belive it when i saw a photo of him, would love to hear from anybody who knew him or any stories about him. He actually met my mother at condor when she was in the wrens her name at the time was Rosemary Hardy I think she worked in the kitchens because I can remember some incident that happened where she cut someones hand for groping her. I will hopefully ask her if she has any photos and send them in to yourselves. Thank you once again it was nice to think people can still remember him


T1: Stevie Maxwell
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T3: Hamilton. Scotland
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Great site in everyway all those involved are a true inspiration to me. I have just finished 12 years with the air force (CRABS) but have always had a good time with you boys. Doing a bit of research on my future father in law T.C. Mann who served on the Eagle, Ark Royal, Hermes and Victorious. I would like to get any info to build up a little folder for him for christmas so c'mon guys write in to steviereveresco@hotmail.com


T1: dave rainey
T2: daverainey@tiscali.co.uk
T3: bishops stortford
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just wondering what has happened to my colleagues of class s50


T1: Graham (Charlie) Probert
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It was very interesting to see what hapened to Hood Division. As a brat joining Condor in April 1954, we were always threatened with that division as an example. Keep up the good work!


T1: Peter Chapple
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T3: Arbroath now living in Plymouth.
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My father, Jan Chapple was at RNAS Condor though I don't know the exact dates. I know he was there in 1960 because thats why I come from Arbroath. He ran in the field gun team for the Fleet Air Arm in 52/53 and left the service in 1970. I used to look forward to the 'Open Days' every year when I was a boy, they were never the same when the Marines moved in. A lovely site, very enjoyable. Thank you.


T1: David Vass
T2: chicken.shack@btopenworld.com
T3: York
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The first launches of Phantom aircraft from the deck of HMS Eagle was between 1969/70 not 1967, the same years as the Sea Harriers were tested. The site is very good and interesting. Ex wafoo 849 d flight


T1: grunt
T2: carlhannon@comcast.net
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this is one hell of a site. i dont think you missed much at all. just great.


T1: Harry Reynolds
T2: BMerben@aol.com
T3: The deep south
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Bill and Linda, thanks for coming down to see us last weekend. I very much hope we can come up to see you two. Keep the wine cold! Hairy & Babs


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T1: Robert Henderson
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T1: Carl Hannon
T2: carlhannon@yahoo.com

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This is very well put together site and I noticed the 385th Bomb Group along with Great Ashfield in your links page.
If you add the War Horse site and the Ordinance Tent, you would have a lot more info on Great Ashfield.
Carl Hannon.
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T1: Dr E A Haworth
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I am trying to compile a history of HMS Blackcap at Stretton can you help with any photos or articles or anecdotes.

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T1: Grunt
T2: carlhannon@yahoo.com
T3: Maine U.S.A

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I had to come back and look again, as when HMS Sheffield was in Boston before the Falklands war, I housed two of the
seamen and in returned was given a tour of this ship and invited to even drink a beer in the quarters below deck.
So, in memory of this ship, let's say this site brought back to my mind this ship that came to Boston Maine.
Carl Hannon.
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T1: Keith Abnett
T2: keith_abnett@btinternet.com
T3: Wokingham, Berkshire

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For a member of the class of '61, excellent web-site.

I wonder whether there is scope for an ex- Air Artificers association?

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T1: Albert Demuyer
T2: albertdemuyer@hotmail.com
T3: Blankenberge Belgium

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Dear Bill and other crew members
I enjoy your website
And thanks Bill to put my father on your CD book great
work.
Kind regards
Bereke

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T1: Brian P Powell
T2: powbrn4@aol.com
T3: Limerick Ireland
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An excellent site,I am an ex AA1,and remember Bill Daysh at Daedalus.Diamond Byrne also has a site.I joined in May '56
series 27,a mere sprog to your series,and am still in aviation,as a consultant for an aircraft leasing outfit,am currently
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taking 2 x B757's off lease from LTU, charter airline.
Wish you and your site Bon Chance.
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T1: John Stupples
T2: john.stupples@ntlworld.com
T3: Portsmouth

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Hi. I like your site and found it very interesting. I am a 'fish head' who joined Fisgard in 1951 but also I am Secretary
of the Fisgard Association. You may like to swap links with us. If you haven't visited us we are at www.fisgardassociation.org.
We have quite a few of you classmates from Fisgard who are members. Best regards John Stupples

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T1: Mike Ryan
T2: RYANP677@aol.com
T3: Newlyn, Cornwall

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An excellent site which brought back many memories of people I had forgotten over the years. I joined 2 May 1949,
DUNCAN Division, an OA/A and I remember Richard van Kempen, Cyril Ayles, Boulton and Auger amongst others.
Of course they all went to CONDOR and since that time I have not met nor heard any news of them. Good luck to you all.
By the way, some of the photographs would be a welcome addition to the FISGARD Association site as there are very few
of Series 6th
ere. Give it a thought, please?
Mike Ryan

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T1: Mike Hosking
T2: Mike@comradesandcolleagues.com

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Hi all,

Mike Hosking here, ex FAA Mech. 1982 - 1987.
I wonder if you would post a link to my site: http://www.comradesandcolleagues.com
We include Condor and Fisgard as well as 1000's of RN units. Please take a look at the site - see what you think.

I will post a link to your site on my RN links page.

Many thanks

Mike Hosking.

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T1: Bryan Kennett
T2: b.g.kennett@btopenworld.com
T3: Canterbury Kent UK
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While I joined May 49, S6 entry in Frobisher division, I actually became an OA, I don't now recall any names of
fleeties from our entry, but this is doubtless due to the passage of time!
Regards to all.

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T1: Bob Silver
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Hi, Bill--I don't even know what an "Artificer" is !!

I shall get back to your web site later on and I shall probably be able to find out !!

Hiho

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T1: Edwina Kastner
T2: foxmillkastner@aol.com
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Hi, Can your members help me. Researching my Great Uncle Henry Vernon Worrall, Royal Naval Seaplane Corps. WW1
Henry was awarded MBE, DSC, Croix de Guerre. His biography is in Who's Who in Aviation 1928-36 (became Who's Who in
British Aviation)
This book is out of print and not available in Australia. Harry WAs raised in Australia but fought under the British flag.
He bombed the Goeben on his first night flight. the family have his medals here but know little else. We think he remained
in England does anyone have a dusty copy of this book? Love to hear form you if possible.
There may well be references to him in many soures but this is the one I have found to date.
Any help greatly appreciated to help preserve his memory.
cheers
Edwina Kastner
Australia

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T1: Dickie Bird
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Congratulations on an excellent depiction of a class of air 'tifs, some of whom I have met. Have just found this site
from the latest issue of Navy News and have much exploration to carry out.

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T1: Clive Macdonald Rees
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I was an EA/App at Arbroath in 1946 in JERVIS division, moving to Warrington as an REA/App in 1947 and passing
out in December 1949

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T1: Albert Demuyer
T2: albertdemuyer@hotmail.com
T3: Blankenberge Belgium

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Hey my friend Bill:
I was visiting again you website; great work.
Kind regards
Bereke

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T1: Martin Odgers
T2: aussieowl@hotmail.com
T3: Sydney, Australia

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I've just been browsing your site and have found it very interesting. The photos are spectacular.
My father was at Condor from Nov '44 to June '45 and served on numerous Aircraft Carriers as an Air Mechanic.

I'm sure he would have loved your site !

Regards
Martin Odgers.

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T1: John H Stevens
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A very very interesting site. As an ex Aircraft Handler I found the photos and information superb.
Many congratulations.

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T1: Ray Bowden
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T3: Bridport, Dorset

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Fantastic site. I have book marked it and will return -- again -- and again.
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T1: Noel Rawbone
T2: noelandheather@xtra.co.nz
T3: Auckland, New Zealand

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I was an Observer on Sea Vixen (893, Victorious) and Buccaneer (800 twice, Eagle) between 1963 and 1969.
A lot of time and effort has gone into this site - well done. I especially appreciated the photos and the link sites.
One possible correction. There are a number of ship shots labelled as Theseus (with the large 294(?) radome in front
of the funnel) that I believe are incorrect. I think they are either Victorious or Hermes.

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T1: James SPRIGGS
T2: jimspriggs@js52.freeserve.co.uk
T3: Bromley Kent

S1:

James SPRIGGS FX109822 1934-1946 Ex 1843 Sqdn HMS Arbiter

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Bill,
Thanks for the email Re HMS Arbiter. The time I was serving on her as AM (A) 1/c was the 14 Feb 45 - 2 May 45. 
1845 Sqdn (Corsair's) My sqdn was put ashore at Sydney (Nowra) as a bad landing damaged the gun positions on the
starboard side aft of the island.
 
Jim Spriggs

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T1: Mark Janowski
T2: mark_janowski@yahoo.com

S1:

My father served aboard the USS Worcester and belongs to the USS Worcester Association. I have been searching
the Internet for photos of the ship on my father's behalf. Would it be possible to get a high resolution scan of the photo
you have posted (da15.jpg)? All of the photos I have found are passed along to the association's historian for all to see and
enjoy.

Thank You!

Mark


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T1: H Nixon
T2: Harry.ni@lineone.net
T3: Gateshead Tyne & Wear

S1:

Excellent site, brought back many memories. Stopped off at some of the places and ships mentioned, probably at the
same time as your members. ex POAF E

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T1: John Fairburn
T2: fairrburn@hotmail.com
T3: Auckland New Zealand

S1:

Looooooooooove the clock!!!!!!!

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T1: Mike Power
T2: mikepower@onetel.net.uk
T3: Liverpool. United Kingdom.

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T1: Chris Wheal
T2: cwheal@altaira.com
T3: UK

S1:

Hello Bill -- John Stevens pointed me at your web page and asked if I knew you. Ha! I can't remember if we ever flew
together while we were in 800B. You have some excellent and very nostalgic photos on your site which I've saved to
my personal folder as I have disappointingly little of my own to bring back those happy days in 64 and 65. I read your
Beira Patrol story with interest because as you probably won't remember I left Eagle in Mombasa in October 65 to go on
course at CFS. The Beira nonsense started shortly afterwards and would have posed some difficult problems for me, having
strong S African connections (including a SA wife). Fortunately I didn't have to make any awkward decisions.

At a distance of nearly 40 years (!) it's risky to be dogmatic about who was where and when, but IIRC you joined us shortly
after we had got back to Lossie in May 65 from our first Far East deployment. Roger Dimmock was the boss and again IIRC we
had 3 other pilots as well by then -- me, Pete McManus and Ian Frenz. Paddy Meiklejohn, who with Roger and me was the
other founding member, left when we got back in May. Paddy Waring came out to Mombasa to relieve me and Nigel G-R to
relieve Roger at about the same time.

I'm currently living in the US but plan to retire early next year and will be coming back to the UK for at least a couple of years.
We have a house in Cheltenham that we shall move into, probably in April or May. Where do you live, and do you see any of
the old 800B people?

Regards,

Chris
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T1: John McVeigh
T2: Johnjoe754@aol.com

S1:

I am seeking information on my brother Andrew McVeigh, who served in the fleet air arm HMS Fieldfare and was drowned in
a boating accident August 28th 1946,any help would be gratefully appreciated Sincerely John McVeigh

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T1: george
T2: gsciberras@keyworld.net
T3: Malta

S1:

It is a very interesting web site especially when I saw the pictures 
taken in Malta. My father serve the British Army for about 19 years 
with the Royal Malta Artillery ( R.M.A.) in fact I was born in a 
Military hospital at Imtarfa Hospital and I am very proud that I 
was born there.

George Sciberras Malta
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T1: Donald Nijboer
T2: dnijboer@idirect.com
T3: Toronto, Canada

S1:

Excellent site.  I am very interested in obtaining some of your 
aircraft photos for a book project I am working.  It's called Cockpits 
of the Cold War and will be published next summer.  You have some great 
shots of the Sea Hawk, Sea Vixen, Scimitar and Buccanneer.  
Please let me know if this is possible and the cost for each image.  
Hope to hear from you soon.

Regards
Donald Nijboer
Toronto, Canada

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T1: john Moody
T2: john@eagleheadhunters.co.uk
T3: London

S1:

Hi,

I read your cv with interest (bumped into it through google)
I work for a firm of headhunters & am looking for a global 
fundseller - they're paying loads of money & it occured to me 
that you may know someone ?!

Please drop me a line or give me a call if anyone springs to mind.

Best Regards,

John Moody
01784 224205
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T1: Rog Frost
T2: rhfrost@portables2.ngfl.gov.uk
T3: Nr Devizes

S1:

Good to meet you both on the bridge at Cheverell today. 73096 made a fine 
sight with her green train.

Look forward to your garden afternoon on Boxing Day.

Cheers

Rog and Sue Frost

T1: David W. Griffiths
T2: DGriffi306@aol.com
T3: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

S1:

Do any of you AA's recall my father Chief Aircraft Artificer Trevor 
(Taff) Griffiths?
Served variously on Ark Royal, Bulwark, Hermes and at Culdrose, 
Condor, Simbang to name a few. 

T1: Clive (Lofty) Reynolds
T2: clive@reynolds200.freeserve.co.uk
T3: North Staffordshire

S1:

Very interesting site.  Very pleasing to read about Fred Gooch 
and his family.  I worked under his supervision on many occasions 
on 845 Squadron, where he and Alan Lippett were widely regarded as 
the top senior supervisors by myself and the other electrical mechanics. 
A gentleman.

CSR
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T1: Andrew Smith
T2: smithag@bigpond.com
T3: Sydney, Australia

S1:

Edwina Kestner,

I have information on your Uncle Henry Vernon Worrall, but your email 
address appears not to work, please email me.

Andrew Smith

T1: Graeme Carrott
T2: graeme@airnorth1.demon.co.uk
T3: Newcastle upon Tyne

S1:

Interested to see RNAS Anthorn (HMS Nuthatch) featured. Would appreciate 
contact with anyone who served there between 1944 and 1958 - 
I am writing a short piece on the history of the airfield for my 
local aviation society magazine and wish to include stories of the 
place from a 'human' perspective, instead of just a load of facts and figures.
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T1: Robert Dickie
T2: Rbrtdc@aol.com
T3: Irvine, Ayrshire

S1:

Originally from Paisley, I grew up within the sounds of Sanderling and 
because my father had died in RAF, He had been stationed at Abbotsinch 
before the war started, both my sister and I went to Christmas parties 
at Abbotsinch which were always great.
I lived next to Love Street football ground and remember the Queen Mary's 
coming down Love Street with aircraft on them and sometimes even complete 
aircraft,(I think they were probably Avengers) with their wings folded. 
I have been told that some of these may have been Japanese aircraft which 
were brought back to U.K. after the war and scrapped at Abbotsinch. Does 
anyone know if this is true? I do know that local scrap men made a fortune 
out of Abbotsinch scrapping Avengers, Skyraiders, Attackers, Fireflys and 
probable Sky Hawks also.
 I also remember the Attacker which was placed on a pole at the Greenock Road 
gate and caused a number of motorists to take unexpected detours when it 
suddenly loomed up before them at night
  I spent many a happy hour plane spotting at Abbotsinch and when I got a 
second hand bike I often commuted between Renfrew and Abbotsinch at weekends 
and school holidays.
Incidentally, my mother told me that during the war Lord Haw Haw announced 
that HMS Sanderling had been sunk with heavy loss of life. That gave the 
citizens of Paisley something to laugh at
   Thanks for an interesting site!
                                            Robert Dickie.
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T1: Edwina Kastner
T2: foxmillkastner@pacific.net.au
T3: Australia

S1:

Hi Bill,
Many thanks for posting my query which has helped me find a great deal 
more out about Great Uncle Harry.

Note my updated email address.

The site is looking great.
Merry Xmas to all - Hope you get snow and we get suntanned!

Edwina


T1: Brian M Phillips
T2: brian.phillips4@ntlworld.com
T3: Coventry. Warwickshire

S1:

Rodney,
We may have crossed paths in the 50's
52, Abroath, Stn Flt Rem(a)
53ish, Culdrose,Eagle,North Front Gib, 809Sqdn Hornets.
followed by Yeovilton, Venom 20's and 21's
Boscombe Down, Scimitar proto.Vixen proto,Buccaneer proto.
Yours is the first name that I have seen anywhere ex 809.
Please contact me.
Regards, Brian M Phillips
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T1: Pete Pingram ex 728sqdn 57/58 EMA1 (air)
T2: P.J.Pingram@btinternet.com
T3: Tamworth Staffs

S1:

Hello, I left the FAA in 1965.I then worked as a civy at RAF Boscombe 
down for 15Yrs followed by 20Yrs on the AWACS in Germany. Since retiring 
I have joined the Tamworth Aviation Group and I busy myself writing 
articles for the magazine. Thats how I came across your web site, I typed 
in 728 Hal Far and up it came. It was great to see the photos in your 
collection and of course the ones of Hal-Far and even better a picture 
of the flat We lived in, in 60/61. Must have been taken from the 
728 Sqdn Dragonfly chopper, the only problem I had with it was our block 
of flats bottom left should be bottom right along with the Shell Oil Tanks.
I printed it out and looked at it from the back, many thanks for the memories, 
PJP.
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T1: John Balabouhin
T2: opaljohn@tpg.com.au
T3: Brisbane.  Australia.

S1:

I escorted HMS Albion to Borneo in 1964, please send me a copy of the CREST,EMBLEM 
or INSIGNIA which is located on the bridge.  

Cheers,
John B.
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T1: rodney william brown

T2: chipmunkflyer@aol.com

T3: croxley green near watford,herts

S1:

Greetings Rod,

Found your website whilst looking for Chipmunk information and noted your connection with this type at W.Malling.
Would appreciate any information on the Shorts operation there and also whether you might have any photos available to copy for my huge archive. I intend to write the definitive work on Chipmunk when I retire but at the moment I'm still active as a CFI.( see website www.chipmunkflyer.co.uk)

Best

Rod Brown

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T1: Brian (Chas) Chambers
T2: chasanne@tower58.freeserve.co.uk
T3: Inverness, Scotland

S1:

Hi Bill,
Great to see your site, remember you well from my time at Arbroath 1951-1954. 
I was in S9 (Keppel). Cluck was a real friend of mine and I still miss him, 
we had so many happy days together in the Angus Glens. 
My dear wife still talks of the wonderful dancing partner she found with Don 
Amor at Lossie in the 60's, gave me plenty of opportunity to prop up the bar 
unhindered!
I must get in touch with him again to relive those happy days.
All the best Bill.
As an ex Tiffy, yours Aye,  Chas
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T1: Jumbo James
T2: You Know
T3: Sunny Bournemouth

S1:

Captain Morell!

I certainly remember him.

He sentenced me to 6 cuts of the cane!

More will be revealed at the next Reunion.

Jumbo
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T2: maxchi.design
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T1: Fred Gooch
T2: frednannie@tinyworld.co.uk
T3: Truro, Cornwall

S1:

'Thommos Last Ship' author Jack Newman is a great, evocative read, especially for anyone 
who had any time on the Rusty B (H.M.S. Bulwark). The story line and easy style of the 
narrative should have a wider audience. Well done and thanks Jack.

Fred Gooch ex, a long time ago! 845 squadron

T1: Jack Newman
T2: Jacc4Newman@aol.com
T3: Australia

S1:

Ihave spent the last hour happily catching up on several people, places and events. 
Your site is excellent. Well done. There were about one hundred and twenty in my entry of 
1946 yet I haven't heard a word from any of them. Surely the old chap with the sythe 
has not chopped them all off at the knees! Come on you lot, give us a call. 
Hope you enjoyed my book.

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T1: argentino Ra´┐Żl Lavena
T2: corsairnaval@latinmail.com
T3: Argentina

S1:

The page is very nice, I send information over the air Squadrons of the carrier HMS Warrior
in the period 1953 to 1957 and the captains of this ship. 
Do you send to me this information? 
thanks and congratulations for this wonderful page.
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T1: Dave Sherman 
T2: dsherman.tassie.net.au 
T3: Gardners Bay, Tasmania Date: 28-03-03 Time: 07:59 
S1: 
I got on to this website immediately after talking to an old mate...
Mike Powers would you believe. And I have already read his "CV" and was astonished 
to see that we two are "old ships" as I was an EM(A)1 on the Eagle in '53. 
I finished my time at Daedalus in '69 as Ch.Elec/Air doing a stint in NATEC 
where it seems Mike P also sat and served. 
Arrived in Hobart in '74 and looked up Mike having been given his address by another AA, 
cannot remember more than name of Len who was at Nowra having transferred from the Andrew...
do you find this boring? me too, congratulations on the website, after dinner I shall get 
back to it and have a really good look around, 
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T1:   Roy 'Oscar' Wild
T2:   r.wild3@ntlworld.com
T3:   Fareham, Hampshire
Date: 30-03-03
Time: 18:50

S1:

Hi RN AAs '49
I recently stumbled across your excellent web site and found myself in Memory Lane, again.  
I am one of the 'black gang' and served my time beneath the waves.  
I joined Fisgard, January '49, Series 05, Frobisher Div (East Camp).  
At that time I believe that I was temporarily dyslexic, I opted for ERA when, in retrospect, 
it should have been REA(Air).
I was saddened to learn that 'Cluck' Everett had 'crossed the bar'.  'Cluck' joined Fisgard as 
Series 04 (or 03) and he was backclassed to 05 because of an accident on the hockey field.  
Someone had clobbered him on his knee with a hockey stick and he was hospitalised for some time.  
I well remember him proudly showing off his patella(s) to us newly joined 'sprogs' in Frobisher. 
These souvenirs were safely kept in a 'tickler' tin.

Is it not possible to have an 'Obit' page with career Profiles?

Why is it, that as I stumble toward antiquity, all my Fisgard contempories are bald, balding or grey, 
when I am still 15 going on 20 (until I look in the mirror, which is not very often).

If anyone knows of the whereabouts of Ron Taverner (ex-OA/App), another hockey player, 
I would be more than pleased to hear of him.

Best Regards
Roy Wild  
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T1: Rene Briones
T2: rene@briones.com
T3: Monterrey Mexico
B1: Submit
 

S1

Very neat and clean place Keep it up Rene

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T1: Doug Schaschke
T2: dschaschke@aol.com
T3: Hamilton Scotland
B1: Submit
 

S1

Excellent site. As an OD I was at Condor '52-'53. many happy memories. Good luck.

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T1: William F Newman
T2: hbnewman@hotmail.com
T3: Winfield BC Canada
B1: Submit
 

S1

Aircraft Artificer 1957-1970. 899 Sqd Vixens HMS Eagle 65-66 Arbroath Brawdy Lossie & Portland

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T1: Peter Jones
T2: p.jones@surrey.ac.uk
T3: University of Surrey, Guildford
B1: Submit

S1

Dear Rod, Came across your web site when I did a web search for 'aircraft galley design'. I am IFCA Professor of Production and Operations Management here are Surrey. In other words the world's first and only professor of inflight catering. I am currently working on a new edition of my textbook 'Flight Catering'. Don't know if you have any interesting tales about galley design? Peter


T1: Alexandre Santos
T2: alexandre2003@iol.pt
T3: Portugal
B1: Submit

S1

Can you send to me by email more information and fotos off the FAIREY GANNET. I'm making a scale model and I nead more information. Thank you for your time
 

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T1: Ted Ranyard
T2: TEDRAN@xtra.co.nz
T3: Auckland New Zealand
B1: Submit

S1

Hullo to everyone. Best wishes for the future to you all.


T1: Steve Wooding
T2: steve@wooding69.fslife. co.uk
T3: Chard, Somerset
B1: Submit

S1

Found site looking for photos I could use for a RPC invitation. Currently serving at SULTAN just been commissioned SUY (used to be called SD) 4 ex tiffs on course (3 greenies and me, the solitary grubber) all at Daedalus ranging from 78 to 87. Good to see Daedalus again but sad to see it in such a state, had some really good times there.


T1: Pat (Ally) Allerston Series 6
T2: Ally_Allerston@hotmail.com
T3:
Fareham
B1: Submit

S1

I enjoyed reading the news on my FAA classmates, I particularly remember Cyril Ayles as we were in the same hut at Fisgard. One of the highlights of my time in the RN was living in the new FAA CPO's Mess in Malta. I was on HMS Striker and we spent 9 months in drydock thanks to Dom Mintoff.


T1: Pat (Ally) Allerston Series 6
T2: Ally_Allerston@hotmail.com
T3: Fareham Hants
B1: Submit

S1

I didn't meet any of my class of AA's as I had small ships although we had a ship's flight on Hampshire which was maintained by more FAA personnel than the whole of the ER Department! Spent 9 months in Kalefrana CPO's mess when Dom Mintoff called his workers off Striker. We had a great time! Best wishes to all my class, I remember App Auger he gave me a torrid time in the new entries soccer competion

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T1: gerhard coetzee
T2: gerhard.coetzee@baesystems.com
T3: South Africa
B1: Submit

S1

I flew Buccaneer aircraft in SAAF and am in North of Scotland for next few days, I heard of the "Buccaneer association" and was hoping someone can put me in contact with some people in Lossiemouth area tio share a pint as I will be passing through there in a day or 2. My mobile is 07801713091. Thanks in advance Gerhard


T1: Albert Demuyer
T2: albertdemuyer@hotmail.com
T3: Lissewege Belgium
B1: Submit

S1

Bill: just droping by,to see again your web-site. Its a success;keep up the good work my friend. Bereke