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ronyork

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Any ex national servicemen on this site
« on: Jan 19, 2020, 07:53:21 PM »
When and where, did it do you good( it did me)

Michael Rolls

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« Reply #1 on: Jan 19, 2020, 08:30:02 PM »
RAF 1956-58. Mostly air traffic control RAF Marham
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ronyork

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Re: Any ex national servicemen on this site
« Reply #2 on: Jan 19, 2020, 08:39:21 PM »
Myself 1952/54 M.O.S High speed launches around Britainís coast only a lowly radio operator but I enyoyed it.

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« Reply #3 on: Jan 19, 2020, 08:48:31 PM »
1955/57  royal corps of signals  Cpl/  Catterick Yorkshire,  later Woolwich
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 20, 2020, 07:53:10 AM »
RAF, 1948-1950, RAF Boscombe Down, Then RAF Upper Heyford 

Cee Gee

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« Reply #5 on: Jan 20, 2020, 04:40:51 PM »
Missed NS by a couple of months, but now I think I missed out.

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« Reply #6 on: Jan 20, 2020, 08:59:23 PM »
Bless you all that served, You did right for your country like my older brother who was in The Fleet Air Arm in the early fifties.My USAF husband was stationed at Upper Heyford, Oxon also during the fifties. No longer there of course, but he had fond memories during those years in the UK.Audrine

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« Reply #7 on: Jan 20, 2020, 09:06:20 PM »
Missed NS by a couple of months, but now I think I missed out.


 You very well may have CG..I only did 2 yrs but it was 15-17 and if anybody needed a cobbly-wobbly up the rear end it was me. I did more in those 2 yrs, as far as education and physical fitness than I ever did since and went from a tall, skinny dumbsh*t of a kid to a well-built athletic young man with a useful education and a marksman's badge. Not much use in the Medical Corps but..if they ever needed a sniper.. ;D
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« Reply #8 on: Jan 21, 2020, 08:00:00 AM »
Audrine, They were getting ready for the USAF to take it over from the RAF, just as I was demobbed, we could not believe the extra facilities they were putting in place ready for their arrival, up until then it had been No 1 parachute training.

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« Reply #9 on: Jan 21, 2020, 08:27:57 AM »
Bless you all that served, You did right for your country like my older brother who was in The Fleet Air Arm in the early fifties.My USAF husband was stationed at Upper Heyford, Oxon also during the fifties. No longer there of course, but he had fond memories during those years in the UK.Audrine

My husband was in the RAF for 25 years but definitely no NS as he was born in 1953.  We were just discussing the terrible accident in which a young man was killed.  At least it looks as though things will be done to prevent it happening again.  My husband was thinking that inside the American camps in England they drive on the right.  Visitors to the camps also have to drive on the right.

Is this still the case?  If so, it should be stopped.

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« Reply #10 on: Jan 22, 2020, 04:54:32 PM »
Ron did National Service 1953. ó1955 in the RAF he was 21years old having done an engineering apprenticeship first so was deferred for two years.  He was  stationed mostly in Wales we werenít married then and he would hitch hike home to see me when he could (it was a very long way) The pay was atrocious but we managed to save enough to buy a small bungalow and get married when he finally finished his service. When we were having our first Son he had to go for two weeks Z training that was hard I was being quite ill but he still had to go.   Not sure what good it did.
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« Reply #11 on: Jan 22, 2020, 08:05:34 PM »
Two years infantry employed in the unit Orderly Room, as my old WW2 ex 14th Army Burma Uncle used to say "When they call you up boy, try and get in the Orderly Room; when we were cold, they always had a fire, when we were thirsty, they always had a mug of tea and they never got buggered about like we were!"  To an extent he was right but we worked late shift hours and were victimized by illiterate officers and NCOs who could not understand or were jealous of the semi educated clerks.

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« Reply #12 on: Jan 22, 2020, 08:26:50 PM »
I was too young. I was born in 1948.
A child  asked me what I did in the war.

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« Reply #13 on: Jan 22, 2020, 10:23:40 PM »
I was too young. I was born in 1948.
A child  asked me what I did in the war.
Brian , you could have volentered like I did , athough the i hear the pension wasn't that great
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« Reply #14 on: Jan 22, 2020, 10:34:31 PM »
OOPS Sorry for oversize RAF roundel,I was stationed at Costal comand @ Thorney Island,
A wolf without a Forrest, is just a  dog on a Leash.