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Left, left, left, right, left, sssssqqqqqqqqqqquuuuuuuuuuuaaaaaaaddd SHUN! 

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Did my trade training at Kirkham. Magic spot, great memories.

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I too enjoyed my airframe course at RAF Kirkham. Especially being so close to Blackpool. Do you remember the local pub called The Eagle and Child, or Bird and B**$**d?

I went back to RAF Weeton for my fitters Coursesome four years later, after returning from Malaya. Great times and good memories.
 


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Denis


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Regsim Reg Simpson served here date not quoted.

Eric


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Found this on Kirkham:

http://www.hmpkirkham.co.uk/history/RAF.asp

It has some interesting photos on the link.

This aerial view shows what is left of the station today:

http://images.fotopic.net/?id=43715197&noresize=1


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I did three armament courses on Kirkham. 1953/54/55 During my second I met the girl who was to be my wife(first) After demob 1963 I settled in Newton-with-Scales, 2 miles out of Kirkham on the A583 Blackpool - Preston main road pre M6 bypass. Lived there till marriage broke up in 1980 then moved to Preston. 1982 up sticks and returned to land of my birth, Cornwall wher I have been happily married for almost twelve years.
After demob became a vehicle builder(commercial) then 31 years in Commercial Security. Retired 2002. Sing with three choirs and do a bit of fishing and DIY. Plenty to keep me going.

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Frank,I was in Cornwall for 41/2 years from 1958 to 1962 at St.Mawgan. For a short while lived in Newquay and then around St Columb. Loved Cornwall. Would like to visit again but unlikely.



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Sorry for late reply Bernie.  Both my wife and I have had lots of problems lately(see Grumpy Old B------s Thread), followed by three weeks of the 'flu.  Now back on our feet though. 
I expect you know that the RAF is pulling out of St. Mawgan, if it hasn't already done so.  The place is being taken over by the local authority as a fully operational local airport.  Unfortunately the fuel price inflation is causing serious problems.  One airline I believe has already cancelled it flights to Glasgow.  They say they will resume when prices come down.  Can't see it happening can you.biggrinbiggrin 

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Don't discount the Yanks having a vested interest in the place....

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