RAF AIR MOVEMENTS 1953-1961

A retrospective of RAF service of the time



ABOUT ME.......

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

RAF WEST KIRBY NO. 5 SCHOOL OF RECRUIT TRAINING

PASSING OUT PARADE (NOW WE ARE SOLDIERS !!)

 

 At the end of basic training the big day came around. We would pass out by marching in review order before the Station Commander who would take the salute. Our DIs had by now begun to soften a little as they knew we were going to put on a good show. They must have been pretty proud of each group they processed and we were all trying to ensure our Flight would be the best in the Squadron.


After the parade we were virtually finished with training and were given postings to our new camps where we would enter trade training or for some it was posting straight to an operational unit. Some were posted overseas from day 1 and there were mixed feelings dependent on where you were going. The Far East was considered a favourite whilst postings to the Canal Zone or Aden were not well received. My posting was to the major Transport Command operational unit at RAF Lyneham.

STAINED GLASS WINDOW IN THE CHAPEL AT RAF BIGGIN HILL. MANY RAF TRADES ARE INCORPORATED IN THIS WARTIME MEMORIAL WINDOW

Christmas Island and H Bomb tests

If you got here in search of the above then please go to the Members' Recollections page to read items by members, Alex Masson and Tony Sargeant,
 who both served on Christmas Island during the nuclear tests.

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