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RE: 1959


Sam/Brian Samuels was stationed on Venoms/Vampires ASF Kai Tak from 1959-60

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In Feb. '59 I flew to Cyprus. Under canvas at Nicosia and Episkopi for the first two nights. It snowed both nights!

AlfC

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59 cardington bridgenorth hereford binbrook

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1959 at RAF HQ. Malta Tele OP.

Charles.

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Further adventures in 1959.
I was stationed at Weeton, Lancs, on PWR''s for overseas. Had a baby daughter, 1st child a few months old. Suddenly was sent to Cosford on detachment. Argument that being on PWR's excluded me from any detachments,(later proved correct) was rejected and off I went.
Some clever so and so borrowed some of my civvy gear one night to go out with his mates. Gave me some sob story about lost luggage and I fell for it. Apparently he and his mates went on a local breaking and entering spree. He was wearing my jacket trousers and shoes.
However they got caught and I wasn't involved in any proceedings. Returned home several weeks later to find my notice of posting to Gan. Daughter only 9 months old. Was I jumping. But I wouldn't have missed that year. It was great.

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1959 - RAF Wilmslow - Square-bashing

1959 - RAF Compton Bassett - Trade Training - TPO

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Nineteenth of the ninth fiftynine. Got married.

49 years this September.




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Hednesford SqBashing 1955, Honington 57 Sdn 1955, Wildenrath Comm Sdn 1957, Lyneham Line Servicing 1959, Changi Inst Shop 1962, RAF Butterworth 52 Sqn 1962, Wyton 51 Sdn 1964. Demob 1967.




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Jan 1959 started Admin Apprenticeship at RAF Bircham Newton.

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Passed out of boys service. Posted to RAF Watton

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1959 Re-enlisted after national service completed, could not settle in civvy street.Posted to 16 (field ) squadron R.A.F. Regiment at Felixstowe in Suffolk.
Exercises at Thetford, Fingringhoe near Colchester and El- Adem in Libya. Trained as gunner signaler

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