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John Tate
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64 years old
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Researching RAF Gravesend


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Keith Davis
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59 years old
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Researching my Fathers time in the RAF Regiment, we traveled quite a bit when I was a kid, Jordan, Cyprus, Singapore.

I know he was in 26 LAA squadron and later in 72 squadron, really not sure how or why he changed squadrons as I have not been in the services.

His namd was Harold George Davis or better known as Chick Davis married to my mum Kathleen.


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My father was in RAF 72 Squadron


Martin Keats
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Mike D
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Joined RAF Jan 63, trained on Sycamores & Whirlwinds Tern Hill 66.  110 Sqn Seletar Whirlwinds, Borneo & Malaya, 66-68, and 28 Sqn Hong Kong 68-69;  instructor Aberdeen UAS, Chipmunks 70-73;  UN Air LO Cyprus 73. 

 

72 Sqn, Wessex May 74 - May 76 - Odiham, NI, AMF(L) Norway, BAOR & Salisbury Plain (plenty).

 

Tactical Trials Odiham, Wessex & Puma 76-78; Chinook Project pilot BV Philadelphia 78-80;  founding Flt Cdr 18 Sqn Chinooks, Odiham, FI, Germany 81-83; RAF Staff College 84, HQ1 Gp 85-87;  Tactics & Trials Flt Odiham, Chinook, Puma, Wessex 88-90; OC 78 Sqn FI Chinook & Sea King 91, MOD OR 91-92; HQ ARRC 93-95;  DLW (Army) 96-2000. Retired Nov 2000.

 

Now involved with charitable & educational work in & around City of London.



Mike Douglass
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70 years old
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72Sqn Aldergrove 84 to 86, and 87 to 90. Retired June 90 and then ran the RAFs Air Cadet gliding from 1992 until 2010, before retiring for the last time. Spend 5 months of the year at our little house in Arcachon, France, fishing, cooking, sightseeing and drinking the Medoc's red wines. UK resident for the cooler months, close to Newark, Notts. 


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Ex 72 Sqn pilot


Mike J
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Mo Lawman
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70 years old
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I joined the RAF in January 1966 after recruit training and went to trade training at St Athan and was subsequently posted to 72 Sqn on or around the 10th January 1967 and was teamed up as a gofer working with JT Entwhistle, he wanted I fetched. I recall the line chief was a chief tech Don Reynolds who road around odiham on his scooter with Scotty dog sat in front basket. My time on sqn was mixed with retrifection and line work I soon found myself taking my share of detachments including senbridge, catterick and stints Salisbury plain. I spent the total of 38 yrs and left the RAF in 2004 my last posting was warrant officer on the AGWOU at Valley immediately prior to the unit's closure. Names I recall from those sqn days are SAC Eddy Smith, engining JT Ian Parffit (drag) also sqn leader Jock Tarwid, Duncan cpl armourer. 


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XLAC/SAC Airframe mechanic


NBax
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65 years old
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Friend currently serving..


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Nombulelo Mary Ntabeni
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74 years old
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I am a History teacher educator at the National University of Lesotho, soon to retire next year June. My area of interest is Lesotho and WWII, and am currently researching the No. 72 (Basutoland) Squadron.  



PO P Prune
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friend (via MFS Young RIP)


Peter Rawlings
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73 years old
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RAF '65 to '76. Wessex 78 and 72 sqn. Hercules 130 sqn. Commercial pilot '77 to '04. Now well retired.


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72 from Jun '68 to Oct '70


Red Adair
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First tour 72 Sqn between 86 - 88. Navy exchange with the Junglies, 846 and 848 until 1992. SAR at Manston then Wattisham. Left the RAF in 1996 joined Manx Airlines on the ATP, the company changed into a BA franchie and I flew the Jetstream 41 and the Embraer 145. Moved to easyjet in 2007 onto the Airbus 320, based a Edinburgh.

Married to Pam with 2 grown up girls.


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Pilot on 72 Sqn between 86-88


Ross Thew
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65 years old
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72 Squadron Member 1986 - 1988


Roy Barlow
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I was one of the first few pilots who transferred to 72 Squadron in 1964 from 18 Squadron when 72 reformed with the Wessex 2. I have posted a picture of the approach to the 1964 SBAC Farnborough display where we fielded 6 aircraft together with 6 from 18 Squadron, following 12 Wessex 5s from the senior service.

I left the RAF in late 1965 and became a Patent Attorney. I am now retired.



Splash
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41 years old

Stephen Lewis
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Steve Bond
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72 years old

Steve Smirthwaite
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64 years old
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RAF 1973 -1988: Birmingham University Air Squadron 1973 -76, 18 Sqn RAF Gutersloh, 72 Sqn at RAF Odiham, RAF Benson and RAF Aldergove 1981 - 1983, 2 FTS & CFS at RAF Shawbury and 28 Sqn, Hong Kong.

British Airways 1988 -2009 (retirement). Two years BAC 1-11 and 19 years B747 100/200 and 400 series.

Married to Mary since 1980 with 2 daughters and one grandson. Happily retired and living near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.


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Flight Crew 1981 - 1983