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Hello-oh anyone home?

Posted by edited out on February 25, 2015 at 3:50 AM

RAF Locking's site is still with us, it just needs some activity. The blog and forum are there for your literary skills to be displayed. everyone loves a good read, but unless someone writes something, it can't happen

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6 Comments

Reply Vic Taylor
1:44 PM on March 7, 2015 
i have good memories of Locking where I met some good pals. I remember the scrumpy cider which, sold in quarter pints, floored some people who were foolish enough to boast about how much they could drink. I remember some lads came back to the camp quite drunk but on their way they somehow managed to knock over a wall on the CO.s house. Sunday's we strolled to nearby village (name forgotten) where we would have tea & & cake & steal sugar to make up for the lack of same back at base.
Reply edited out
10:44 AM on February 27, 2015 
It's great to see some activity in here, the membership has increased dramatically and likely there'll be more to arrive as there is a backlog of applications still to react to their invite.
Reply Gary Peach
1:34 PM on February 25, 2015 
I enjoyed every minute at Locking especially the evenings in Weston at the Winter Gardens what a great crowd of blokes.
I wonder where they all are now?
Reply Andy.G
4:42 AM on February 25, 2015 
Thanks Mark Griffin for the e-mail this morning.
Great to reactivate the site.

Reminds me of working at Neatishead on T84 bringing it back to 'life'.

Watching it warm up going through the stages to warm up complete.

Turn the famous black switch to' HT ON ' the doors will close and here the TX burst into life as the HT was applied and watch the needle on the power meter climb. Here the buzz hoping it would not play up start arcing and farting about. It had a character of its own and needed to be serviced with care otherwise it would bite back. If it was running ok nice and smooth leave it to its own devices.
Reply edited out
4:38 AM on February 25, 2015 
A good choice of bus Hilborne, A shocking incident, I remember when it was first aired on here, but back when I was at Locking, no-one new of it 16 years later. There are a number of new members pending, so watch the members list for `new arrivals' you might know.
Reply hilborne
4:23 AM on February 25, 2015 
I was in the bus that wasn't hit by the aircrafi in 1946 and witnessed the terrible aftermath. I am now nearly 89 years and wonder if any of my buddies are still around .I was on a Fitter 2A course and went to 107 MU Egypt (Kasfareet) in Feb. 1947 I remember George MacCaullick and Bill Baldwin