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Dave Lloyd

Joined Aug 18 2009
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Joined RAF as Boy Entrant 1957 RAF Cosford -  posted to Wyton ending up on 58 Squadron Canberras then Seletar 1960 on to Gan 62. Was on 34 Squadron, 1124 MCU and ARSF at Seletar. 


Thorney Island 1963/65 including Fitters Course at Yatesbury. Then 64 Squadron Binbrook, 228 OCU Leuchars and I was on 72 Squadron between 1967/70 - having spent 68/69 with Zambian Air Force - then on to 18 Squadron in 1970. Seconded to SOAF with "Jock" Tarwid and his Merry Mercenaries in 1974.


Posted 230 Squadron 1975/77, then Marham 57 Squadron 1977/78 returning to Odiham and finishing up on 240 OCU.


Secured a job in South Africa but immigration stopped so went on CAA licence course at Brunel Tech. Got a job in Elstree but decided Zimbabwe was sunnier! Left Zim in 1987 for Saudi Arabia - 10 years iwith BAe and then onto Al Ain, UAE leaving in 1999 and working in RAF Valley. Finally returning to Hampshire and working for Compassion in World Farming - Retired April 2009.

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Reply Dave Lloyd
10:06 AM on May 16, 2016 
Managed to locate 2011 Hendon visit group photo.
Reply jb
12:22 PM on February 13, 2010 
Hi Dave, I remember you. Shortish, glasses, gingery hair. If that ain't you the oops sorry. Worked on Brits in Zambia I think. Air wireless that I remember about that time on 72 were Kip Spurgeon, Reg Browne, Tom Waite, Tony Brazier, Baz Compton, Johnny Hooper. Whatever happened to Jock tarwid?
With best regards
Reply tomdocherty72
12:04 PM on December 7, 2009 
Welcome Martin. Hope you enjoy using the site to keep in touch with other ex-72 Sqn chaps.