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Reply Thomas Docherty
5:09 AM on August 21, 2018 
Hi Jock, welcome to the website. if you wish to join the Sqn Assoc please let me know and iI will send you the forms.
Reply Christopher Coulthard
3:26 PM on August 20, 2018 
Hello Clive, Just looking through a Book called "The Last Take Off" by Colin Cummings. Its states 07 Jan 1952 Vampire FB5 VZ179 of 72 Sqn crashed at Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex. The aircraft was making a GCA approach when ,with out warning, it dived into the ground. The reason for the loss of control was not determined.
Sgt Peter Atkinson was 24.
Reply Christopher Coulthard
3:05 PM on August 20, 2018 
Can anyone tell me what happen to Sgt Pilot Ernest Lumb of 72 Sqn at Church Fenton 1955-57. Ernest flew Meteor F8s and NF12/14s. Ernest Parents live near me in Halifax,West Yorkshire. I did hear he worked at the RAF Recruiting Office in Doncaster for a while but we lost touch. Many thanks for any information.
Reply george black
6:02 AM on July 21, 2018 
I served for a time as a Radar JT with 72 at Leconfield mainly on nightshift. and enjoyed working with Michael Cook ( Nickname Gunk ) and Bob Berridge my fellow radar experts! That was way back in 1959/60. Cheers, 247 Jock.
Reply Thomas Docherty
6:20 AM on May 4, 2018 
Hi Stephen,

Can you provide a little more information about you father? Do you know his rank, trade and where/when he served with 72? It will help narrow down the search for information.


Reply Stephen robinson
3:34 PM on May 3, 2018 
Hi can you tell me if your records have my father Raymond Robinson how serve in the 2nd world war. Thanks Steve Robinson
Reply Dave Lloyd
3:36 AM on July 4, 2017 
Really good Centenary event. Nice to see old friends and make some new ones.
Reply Thomas Docherty
11:23 AM on June 20, 2016 
Hi John, welcome to the website. Feel free to add your photos to the photo album pages (captions would be good too). If you think you might wish to join the Assoc you can find all the application forms here on the website too. Your message brought back memories of a couiple of names. I flew with Jon Tapper on Chinooks and knew Scotty briefly on 72, he was leaving just after I arrived.
Reply John Adair
10:42 AM on June 20, 2016 
Just found this site bored in a hotel after the joys of the Airbus Sim working for the Orange mob. Not as much fun as my time on 72 Sqn between 86-88. First tour aged 21 with Jon Taper, both the youngest FOLA members at the time, much wazzing, wing overs and "huges" with Scotty Weir. Being given an excellent bollocking by my Flight Commander for wazzing, then having a tip strike the following week, oops. But we were immortal then. Many happy memories and will always be my best tour and favourite Squadron. Have many pictures of my NI days if your are interested
Red Adair
PS. No relation to Pete Adair, but we often recieved each other mail in error, wish he'd picked up my bar bill mind.
Reply Thomas Docherty
5:39 AM on June 13, 2016 
Pete Adair says...
Stumbled across a thread on SHFNI on pprune and the time on 72 92-94 came rushing back! ( and "D" flight on the Wokka, QUAS, 1137 ATC prior to that, 13AEF post that time!) days of my life there at V813 haha. Keep up the good work guys.

Hi Pete, nice to hear from you. Glad you found the thread. You can find more here on our website and our Facebook page too. Come and join us there.

Yours aye