Royal Air Force Locking

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GRF R42 1956/7

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Class GRF R42
Our happy gang in 1956/7
Posted by Don on May 14, 2010 Full Size| Slideshow

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Reply Don Adams
3:20 AM on October 12, 2016 
Not in Class GRF R42 though?
Reply Gordon Tate
3:11 PM on October 11, 2016 
I spent most of my national service at Locking in 1957/58. Although I was glad when my two years in the service ended I have mainly fond memories of the time I spent at Locking. I completed a course as a Ground Radar Fitter. with the rank of Junior Technician. I then stayed on as an instructor. I remember getting a pass out most weekends and getting a coach to White City on Saturday.. The return coach left White City around midnight on Sunday arriving back at Locking around 4.30. am.
I always thought the eight or nine month course at Lockng was very good, even for those without any electrical background. Having charge of a hut of trainees was not too onerous.
The most memorable class I had was one of Iranian, or Persion as I think we called them, officers. Fortunately they spoke English to some degree whereas I knew nothing of their language.
Reply Don
4:01 AM on September 9, 2015 
From the left. I'm five. Seven is Brian Witshire. Nine is Barry Means. Twelve is Dave Flux.
I'd love to know the name of No. eleven. I met him decades later and I didn't place him, and nor him me.
Reply Don
4:06 AM on March 25, 2015 
Daniel, no, I'm afraid its not Harvey. It is Brian Wiltshire from Guildford. All the names I remember are below the photo on my website at http://www.ventnorradar.co.uk/Locking.htm
Reply Daniel Millan
1:54 PM on March 24, 2015 
I believe that my father is 7th from the left with glasses. Harvey Millan. Can anyone verify that?
Reply edited out
12:44 PM on May 14, 2010 
Likely looking lads Don, any names? or have the mists of time taken their toll?