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Lost Cartoon
Hi  I hope my name (Alfie Bass) will ring a bell with some of you; I was in post at the School of Fighter Control from 1972 to 1982. In the first years at RAF Bawdsey, I painted a cartoon called Bawds...

Started 23.05.2008 at 21:39:48 by Keith (Alfie) Bass (Guest)
23 27,816 Last Post 14.12.2023 at 16:56:41
By: Hilary A Whiteway
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News on allocation of squadron numberplates
https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/two-historic-raf-squadron-numberplates-are-...
Great news:
Boulmer CRC badged 19 Sqn
RAF(U) Swanwick badged 78 Sqn

Started 07.05.2021 at 15:21:07 by John Booth
0 1,345 Last Post 07.05.2021 at 15:21:07
By: John Booth
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Veterans Railcard - Coming Soon

Started 06.09.2020 at 17:58:33 by Dave Lowry
0 1,229 Last Post 06.09.2020 at 17:58:33
By: Dave Lowry
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Air Defence Radar Museum - S600 Radar Control Cabin
At the ADRM, RRH Neatishead, we have the Marconi S600 Transportable Radar and its Equipment Cabin on display. It has historical significance as it was the radar that was taken down to the South Atlant...

Started 11.12.2015 at 07:27:58 by Dave Lowry
0 4,336 Last Post 11.12.2015 at 07:27:58
By: Dave Lowry
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National Commemoration Service - 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain
You can watch the service held in Westminster Abbey to commemorate and celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain featuring our very own Veteran Members, Patricia Clark (interview 26 minu...

Started 21.09.2015 at 11:57:52 by Nick Loveday
0 1,686 Last Post 21.09.2015 at 11:57:52
By: Nick Loveday
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75th Anniversary Celebrations - Photos
Matt Cockin and Dinz have kindly sent in their personal photos from the 75th Anniversary celebrations at Bentley Priory 12/13th June so I've created an album on our Facebook page so everyone can see t...

Started 15.06.2015 at 15:07:08 by Nick Loveday
0 1,798 Last Post 15.06.2015 at 15:07:08
By: Nick Loveday
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War, Trauma and Military Experience - A Dissertation Survey
I have been asked to assist in the publication of a survey that might be relevant to many FCA members and, indeed, to many others who are not members of the FCA. The survey is available at https://...

Started 03.06.2015 at 22:07:09 by Jan Cobb
1 2,325 Last Post 10.06.2015 at 12:09:27
By: Dave Lowry
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RAFA AirMail Magazine Apr 2015
Check out this month's Airmail Magazine from the Royal Air Forces Association!
It has 5 pages telling the story of the creation of the Fighter Control Specialisation during 1940 and has personal ...

Started 10.04.2015 at 14:11:52 by Nick Loveday
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2 3,044 Last Post 14.04.2015 at 09:56:10
By: Nick Loveday
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A 'Must Watch' for Fighter Controllers and Aerospace Batttle Managers
Castles in the Sky (featuring the early work at Bawdsey) due to be shown next Thursday 4 Sep 14 on BBC2  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04gnhv7. Chris Morshead of the Air Defence Radar Museum was in...

Started 29.08.2014 at 15:12:02 by Stuart McCullouch
6 7,209 Last Post 12.09.2014 at 09:12:02
By: Mike Clarke
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Farewell TriStars
I expect we've all been involved with the TriStar at some point, and now they've been withdrawn what happens to them?  Here's a link to a time-lapse video of one being dismantled at Marshall (Cambridg...

Started 15.06.2014 at 14:35:40 by Pete Scott (Ex Member)
2 4,540 Last Post 19.06.2014 at 10:18:31
By: Dave Lowry
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Operation Crossbow
On 13th June 1944, the Germans launched their first attacks using the V1 Flying Bomb.  At 0425 hours, the first V1 to fall on London hit Grove Road Bridge in Bow; six people were killed.
The Ger...

Started 12.06.2014 at 21:30:04 by Nick Loveday
0 2,356 Last Post 12.06.2014 at 21:30:04
By: Nick Loveday
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Can anyone help the ADRM out?
The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum is just trying to track down dates and wondered if anyone knew when the S259 (Type 95) Radars were finally withdrawn from the Falklands? They have photos of the Closin...

Started 19.12.2013 at 21:26:13 by Nick Loveday
8 15,645 Last Post 21.05.2014 at 21:53:44
By: Dave Todd
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Key or Humorous Events in the AD 'world' - can you help?
The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum is looking to collate key happenings in the Air Defence (AD) world which underline the importance of AD and, in particular, any happenings or events which were a bit o...

Started 20.03.2014 at 12:16:51 by Nick Loveday
0 3,712 Last Post 20.03.2014 at 12:16:51
By: Nick Loveday
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Saxa Vord Myths
The unedited version. The ADRM published a shorter version in their last newsletter - for those of you of a "certain age"
http://ahistoryofrafsaxavord.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/type-80-at-saxa-vord-...

Started 02.03.2014 at 12:29:02 by Gordon Carle
0 3,226 Last Post 02.03.2014 at 12:29:02
By: Gordon Carle
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Madalena - Still Pumping Out Wigglies
Dear All
Just got back from a short family holiday in Malta (first time back there since detachments back in the early 70s with Plez, Wally Makepiece and Paul Barber). Went to visit the old RAF M...

Started 06.06.2011 at 11:40:44 by Alec Trevett
4 7,414 Last Post 21.02.2014 at 20:57:12
By: Francis-Xavier Zarb
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RAF Madalena Malta 1972-1975
Just a message to Kerry Walsh.
Thanks for the Photographs etc, if your your memory fails I am the "Handsome" person middle row far right.
I had a feeling that some of those detachment pics ...

Started 24.07.2011 at 15:18:18 by vivian Gribble (Guest)
1 5,342 Last Post 13.02.2014 at 20:24:24
By: Francis-Xavier Zarb
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Late 1970s nostalgia
With the inevitable socks from nephews this Christmas I received a double DVD entitled 'Royal Air Force in the Late 1970s'.
Of note, Disc 1 has 'RAF Aerospace Systems Officer 1974 (or Operator de...

Started 13.01.2014 at 16:35:33 by Richard Jenner
0 3,816 Last Post 13.01.2014 at 16:35:33
By: Richard Jenner
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Photos from the Christmas Bash 2013
The photo album from the 2013 Christmas Bash at the RAF Club is now on our Facebook page - enjoy!!  Smiley
https://www.facebook.com/raffca
There's a lovely one of Lofty and Judy Wetherell..... 8...

Started 15.12.2013 at 09:21:12 by Nick Loveday
0 2,995 Last Post 15.12.2013 at 09:21:12
By: Nick Loveday
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Documentary about GpCapt Hopkins on BBC in the 80´s
About 1985 BBC broadcasted a documentary about the first female CO, which was GpCapt Joan Hopkins at RAF Neatishead. Does anyone not only remember this, but holds a copy as well? Would very much like ...

Started 17.11.2013 at 10:40:07 by Dieter Dreyer
1 4,563 Last Post 21.11.2013 at 22:52:55
By: Nick Loveday
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Unknown Object - Anyone recognise this?
Now and again (well, quite often really!) details of a strange object are sent to us at the ADRM to ID.  Often we can come up with something but, occasionally, we are stumped.  Please do have a quick ...

Started 03.12.2012 at 11:25:51 by Chris Morshead (Ex Member)
7 8,339 Last Post 16.11.2013 at 00:01:39
By: Chris Morshead - Ex Member
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Hot Jets Cold War
I've just received this message from Richard Norris of the Lightning Preservation Group based at Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire.
"........ After several months of waiting we finally have a dat...

Started 07.11.2013 at 09:36:18 by Dave Lowry
0 3,336 Last Post 07.11.2013 at 09:36:18
By: Dave Lowry
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Information on Type 11 and 15 radars
Anyone now the ranges of the Type 11 and 15 radars or any suggestions of where I might find them?  Geeky I know, but its for some reserach I am conducting.

Started 28.09.2013 at 14:24:03 by Pete Smith
3 4,382 Last Post 28.09.2013 at 19:27:15
By: Pete Smith
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URGENT: BBC Coast looking for WWII Radar Veterans
BBC Coast is looking for British ' WWII radar veterans' who have experience of radar in France or Germany to travel to the Wurzburg radar site/Museum in Douvres during the first week of October (trave...

Started 12.09.2013 at 09:51:02 by Nick Loveday
0 3,997 Last Post 12.09.2013 at 09:51:02
By: Nick Loveday
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Saxa R101 - Shetland Radar
Don't know if anyone can help. The pic was in the Shetland Times in 1979. It is supposed to be Shetland Radar in the R101. However, it's a "posed" photo. Initial research suggests:
Nearest is an ...

Started 03.11.2011 at 23:31:05 by Gordon Carle
14 17,556 Last Post 01.07.2013 at 23:39:20
By: Gordon Carle
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Air Ministry Experimental Station (AMES) 713 – LORAN on Unst
Just in case anyone suffers from insomnia - some more WWII RAF history here:
http://ahistoryofrafsaxavord.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/air-ministry-experimental-st...

Started 02.06.2013 at 00:04:08 by Gordon Carle
0 3,212 Last Post 02.06.2013 at 00:04:08
By: Gordon Carle
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No 729 Signals Unit 'Woodlands'
I am a retired RAF Comms Engineer carrying out a little private research into RAF Signals Units (SU's). I have come across a No 729 SU listed as being at Woodlands during the period Aug 52-Sep 57. The...

Started 25.02.2013 at 18:56:57 by Al Burrell
2 4,589 Last Post 19.03.2013 at 10:35:39
By: Al Burrell
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Transportable/Mobile Radar – Early Days
If anyone is interested I’ve just put out a piece on a very early RAF Radar Deployment here:-
http://ahistoryofrafsaxavord.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-first-radar-on-unst.html

Started 30.01.2013 at 15:39:53 by Gordon Carle
0 2,759 Last Post 30.01.2013 at 15:39:53
By: Gordon Carle
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Photo of Al Knox in Air Commodore uniform
When I attended Al Knox’s funeral recently, the family asked me if I could be of any help in getting a photograph of Al in his Air Commodore’s uniform.  Through Nick Loveday, we've tried, with no luck...

Started 22.01.2013 at 11:00:42 by Stuart McCullouch
0 5,377 Last Post 22.01.2013 at 11:00:42
By: Stuart McCullouch
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Whereabouts of the TPS-43
I was wondering if anyone could help with a question that has come my way.  This came to me via the FCO of all places and relates to a TPS-43 Radar captured on the Falklands from the Argentineans and ...

Started 02.11.2012 at 11:10:35 by Chris Morshead (Ex Member)
0 7,306 Last Post 02.11.2012 at 11:10:35
By: Chris Morshead - Ex Member
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Dowding System Stained Glass Window Unveiled 8th Sep 2012
On Saturday 8th September 2012, over 150 guests gathered for the handover ceremony of the Bentley Priory Museum to the Bentley Priory Battle of Britain Trust.   The guests enjoyed a number of events i...

Started 19.09.2012 at 11:40:15 by Nick Loveday
0 4,559 Last Post 19.09.2012 at 11:40:15
By: Nick Loveday
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Who & where Again
The 2 pictures attached are copyright of the Imperial War Museum. I'm trying to find out who is in the first picture (RAF Sopley  IC cabin in the 60's) and anything at all about the second - she's wor...

Started 11.09.2012 at 22:23:50 by Gordon Carle
0 2,664 Last Post 11.09.2012 at 22:23:50
By: Gordon Carle
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Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies
BBC4 22 August - catch it on the BBC i-player for the next 13 days - you will not be disappointed!
Richard

Started 23.08.2012 at 19:08:19 by Richard Jenner
9 9,710 Last Post 04.09.2012 at 15:08:15
By: Joe Marsden
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Ex SHETRAD ATC Controller
Here is another face from Saxa Vord (ATC = SHETRAD) He was there with me in 1979 or 1980 but I can't remember his name. Does anyone know?

Started 05.12.2011 at 05:31:42 by Steve Morson
4 5,388 Last Post 04.09.2012 at 12:24:03
By: Gordon Carle
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Key Aero E-Zine, Article and video of the recent Lightning QRA Scramble Re-enactment
The E-Zine Key Aero has an excellently edited article and video of the complete QRA Scramble re-enactment conducted by the Lightning Preservation Group at Bruntingthorpe on 15 July 2012. It can be fou...

Started 08.08.2012 at 23:06:00 by Dave Lowry
2 7,128 Last Post 09.08.2012 at 09:00:50
By: Mike Clarke
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Self-Employment - Post Fighter Control
Getting work in Civvy Street after leaving the Fighter Control Branch is not easy. There are very few businesses requiring the skills of a Fighter Controller. Engineering, Admin, Catering ... plenty o...

Started 01.08.2012 at 14:26:19 by Phil Gilbody
0 3,444 Last Post 01.08.2012 at 14:26:19
By: Phil Gilbody
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Airmail July - September 2012
Delighted to see 'Blazing a Trail for Women in the Royal Air Force' on pages 42 - 45 of this quarter's Air Mail (RAFA) magazine. Would the author care to take some credit?
Richard

Started 14.07.2012 at 09:14:08 by Richard Jenner
2 4,096 Last Post 18.07.2012 at 18:40:51
By: Richard Jenner
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A Bit of Radar History - AES4
Early days - but I hope to do a bit on the first site on Unst in the next few months:
http://ahistoryofrafsaxavord.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/admiralty-experimental-stati...

Started 01.07.2012 at 23:38:18 by Gordon Carle
2 3,515 Last Post 05.07.2012 at 21:19:42
By: Gordon Carle
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5 6,397 Last Post 29.06.2012 at 11:05:38
By: Gordon Carle
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Where & When
I'd appreciate it if anyone knows where and when the photo was taken
Cheers
Gordon

Started 14.01.2012 at 16:51:33 by Gordon Carle
21 17,959 Last Post 07.06.2012 at 16:45:37
By: Phelpsy
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R3s open to the public
At the risk of being ridiculed (nothing new there then) I noticed in my Camping & Caravan Magazine that the R3 at Kelvedon Hatch (near Brentwood, Essex) is open to the public - the only other 'public'...

Started 19.04.2012 at 13:31:16 by Richard Jenner
2 4,076 Last Post 23.04.2012 at 07:26:56
By: Jan Cobb
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First Radar Unit on Unst
I wonder if anyone has any information about 203 MRU, which had an AMES 9 mobile Unit on Unst for a few months in 1940? Some evidence of their stay remains, including some anchoring points for their 2...

Started 14.04.2012 at 22:17:36 by Gordon Carle
0 2,112 Last Post 14.04.2012 at 22:17:36
By: Gordon Carle
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91SU/Saxa Vord - Equipment in the early days
Should any of the oldies be interested I've just put out a piece about Saxa in the early days:
http://ahistoryofrafsaxavord.blogspot.com/2012/03/equipment-at-91-signals-unit-r...

Started 05.03.2012 at 22:35:44 by Gordon Carle
7 7,001 Last Post 17.03.2012 at 09:19:02
By: Steve Morson
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Appeal for Funds to Sponsor a Commemorative Stained Glass Window at Bentley Priory
The role of ‘The Few’- the pilots of Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain - is a very well-known story.  Their success is legendary; they were the tip of the spear and often paid the ultimate ...

Started 12.03.2012 at 18:03:08 by Nick Loveday
0 2,407 Last Post 12.03.2012 at 18:03:08
By: Nick Loveday
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IFF MkIII - Saxa Vord
I'm trying to find out more about the IFF MkIII at Saxa. The building and foundations were constructed, whether or not the mast & aerial were erected I have still to discover. Something was installed ...

Started 23.02.2012 at 23:19:23 by Gordon Carle
0 2,656 Last Post 23.02.2012 at 23:19:23
By: Gordon Carle
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Nominate Your Favourite RAF Charity
The search engine Bing would like to invite you to nominate worthy causes and charities that you feel should be showcased and they’ll pick one to appear on their Homepage at the end of each month.<br ...

Started 24.01.2012 at 22:17:59 by Nick Loveday
2 3,502 Last Post 25.01.2012 at 05:43:24
By: Tony Pleasant - Ex Member
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Stenigot Chain Home tower on TV 8 Dec 2011
Stenigot should feature on the One Show on 8 December - see http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/glimpsed-at-speed-07122011
Richard

Started 08.12.2011 at 07:45:55 by Richard Jenner
3 4,627 Last Post 15.12.2011 at 08:34:21
By: Richard Jenner
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Patrington Reminiscences
http://www.raffca.org.uk/php/index.php?page=the-lightning
I've not visited the FCA website for some time, and consequently have only recently read Kelvin Holmes' excellent piece on 'Controlling t...

Started 28.07.2008 at 20:03:35 by Simon Pollock
7 11,920 Last Post 17.11.2011 at 18:15:29
By: Alan Shield
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Past USAF/RAF Exchange Officer
I was fortunate enough to have been selected to serve with the RAF at RAF Patrington from mid-1970 until mid 1973. I found your site while searching google earth for RAF Patrington. I think that it is...

Started 21.09.2011 at 17:46:31 by Ben Hardin (guest) (Guest)
3 5,004 Last Post 16.11.2011 at 13:48:28
By: Alan Shield
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R.J.Singleton - Buchan T80 Watercolour
R.J.Singleton painted the lovely watercolour of RAF Buchan's Type 80 in about 1992. Does anyone know how to contact the artist, please?

Started 27.10.2011 at 12:43:14 by Don Adams (Guest)
0 2,957 Last Post 27.10.2011 at 12:43:14
By: Don Adams (Guest)
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S/L WG Curtin OBE, WW2 Controller Ops 11Gp (Hornchurch & Debden) & 83 Gp (483 GCC)
I am currently researching the WW 2 experiences of my grandfather S/L W.G. Curtin O.B.E who worked as a fighter controller in 11 group at Hornchurch (1939-41), Debden (1941-43) and then 483 GCC betwee...

Started 04.10.2011 at 13:55:23 by Simon Curtin (Guest)
0 2,431 Last Post 04.10.2011 at 13:55:23
By: Simon Curtin (Guest)
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COORDINATING THE AIR CAMPAIGN OVER AFGHANISTAN
The Coalition air campaign over Afghanistan has been the most intense and complex in history.  In the south and south west of the country, the daunting task of coordinating some of the world’s busiest...

Started 28.09.2011 at 09:36:34 by Nick Loveday
0 2,857 Last Post 28.09.2011 at 09:36:34
By: Nick Loveday
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For those who have served at Buchan...
Open this link for details of a new memorial:
http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive.cfm?storyid=28CF5A55-5056-A318-A83FD0541A2B1D...
Richard Jenner

Started 08.10.2009 at 07:55:09 by Richard Jenner
3 8,717 Last Post 05.09.2011 at 16:51:31
By: Paul Martin (Guest)
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RAF Saxa Vord - The Admiralty Building and Cables
I have gathered a significant amount of data about the Admiralty Building and the submarine cables which were laid from Saxa in the 50’s & 60’s. In the next few weeks 3 sections will be added to the b...

Started 09.08.2011 at 21:46:56 by Gordon Carle
2 4,499 Last Post 10.08.2011 at 11:20:19
By: Gordon Carle
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Where & When Again
Not Saxa this time! Two Ops Rooms possibly in the 50’s. Could be operational,training or temporary  – one of the Ops Rooms has windows! I have quite Hi Res copies but reducing for the website. Any hel...

Started 05.06.2011 at 20:45:04 by Gordon Carle
6 6,897 Last Post 07.06.2011 at 10:09:11
By: Gordon Carle
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A Little Note of Appreciation
Call it fate if you like but there I was, Google-ing away, searching for some totally unrelated information for my job, and up popped this website. And what a hefty kick in the synapses and the few ch...

Started 10.05.2011 at 06:42:03 by Bernie O'Neill (Guest)
2 3,679 Last Post 23.05.2011 at 08:44:57
By: Jan Cobb
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Oxenhope Moor & Danby Beacon
I have an interest in WWII and Cold War RAF communications and radionavigation systems, and have heard that RAF Oxenhope Moor was a GEE station until its closure in 1970.  (It was listed in Flight Int...

Started 01.02.2011 at 17:35:08 by Les Barrett (Guest)
1 5,665 Last Post 24.04.2011 at 22:51:12
By: Graham (Guest)
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PROGRAMME OF RAF INTEREST - 13 Apr - BBC1 - 2100hrs
BBC MasterChef cook-off at RAF Northolt
BBC1  Wednesday 13th April at 9pm
Join MasterChef’s John Torode and Gregg Wallace as they take over the Officer’s Mess at RAF Northolt and transport u...

Started 11.04.2011 at 15:28:27 by Nick Loveday
0 2,256 Last Post 11.04.2011 at 15:28:27
By: Nick Loveday
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RAF Bukit Gombak 1970
The attached picture is a scan from the Dec 1970 issue of the Tengah Times and is therefore of poor quality. However; some of the really old characters of the Branch can be recognised and certainly gi...

Started 05.11.2010 at 23:27:59 by Gordon Carle
1 4,126 Last Post 09.04.2011 at 21:02:20
By: Gordon Carle
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MR NORMAN LAMB MP TO RE-OPEN RADAR MUSEUM 26 MAR
Mr Norman Lamb MP is to perform the re-opening of The Royal Air Force Air Defence Radar Museum near Horning at a VIP ceremony on Saturday 26 March. This reopening follows a period of refurbishment to ...

Started 18.03.2011 at 09:10:08 by Nick Loveday
0 2,078 Last Post 18.03.2011 at 09:10:08
By: Nick Loveday
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RAF Danby Beacon
Danby's beacon was recently ignited to honour the work of the unsung heroes who worked at the village's former Radar Station which helped to shoot down the first enemy aircraft to fall on English soil...

Started 21.04.2010 at 08:02:38 by Nick Loveday
8 12,018 Last Post 01.02.2011 at 17:42:31
By: Les Barrett (Guest)
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TORNADO F3 - 25 years of Air Defence
The RAF Leuchars Airshow in 1989 saw the arrival of the first Operational Tornado F3 ZE961 “GA” to be based in Scotland and served initially with 43(F) Squadron. Some 21 years later, that same airc...

Started 24.01.2011 at 08:17:15 by Nick Loveday
0 2,820 Last Post 24.01.2011 at 08:17:15
By: Nick Loveday
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Looking for interviewees for research on radar and the RAP
My name is Dr Alison Williams and I’m a geography researcher working at Newcastle University. I'm working on a project called the Geographies of Military Airspaces. In this I’m investigating how UK ai...

Started 11.11.2010 at 11:11:55 by Alison Williams (Guest)
0 2,208 Last Post 11.11.2010 at 11:11:55
By: Alison Williams (Guest)
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Scenes of Bentley Priory
For those nostalgic for Bentley Priory, tune-in to BBC 2 on Tuesday (times vary) for the Harry & Paul show or check-out i-player http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00v36y1
Lots of background shots ...

Started 28.10.2010 at 07:56:43 by Richard Jenner
0 2,220 Last Post 28.10.2010 at 07:56:43
By: Richard Jenner
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Fighter Directing Tenders
I am a retired RAF radar technician and worked on radars T7 to T87. The history of radar in the BoB and after is pretty well known but I was unaware that radar played a part in the D-Day landings in N...

Started 10.05.2009 at 00:18:47 by John Langcake (Guest)
8 13,578 Last Post 26.10.2010 at 19:01:39
By: Richard Jenner
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Lightning 7-Ship over Boulmer
Dear all. 
Having a nostalgic moment or two, scanning in old negatives and thought I'd share some history with the attached photo.  I seem to remember this was a last flypast, either of one of t...

Started 02.10.2010 at 18:59:37 by Chris Knapman
0 2,541 Last Post 02.10.2010 at 18:59:37
By: Chris Knapman
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Thanks to John and Yvonne Stocker
Just a quick note to say thanks to John and Yvonne who were our guests for the "Pleasant two days in the Dales".  A good time appeared to be had by all.  Thanks to you both and let's hope the auction ...

Started 30.09.2010 at 16:35:06 by Tony Pleasant (Ex Member)
0 2,178 Last Post 30.09.2010 at 16:35:06
By: Tony Pleasant - Ex Member
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“BATTLE OF BRITAIN - THE REAL STORY” BBC 2 2000 WED 22 SEP
“BATTLE OF BRITAIN - THE REAL STORY”
BBC 2 2000 WED 22 SEP
Historian James Holland presents a fresh analysis into the Battle of Britain, exploring the lesser-told German point of view, and ...

Started 20.09.2010 at 12:00:42 by Nick Loveday
0 2,304 Last Post 20.09.2010 at 12:00:42
By: Nick Loveday
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Saxa Vord photographic memorabilia
A couple of weeks ago I returned to Saxa Vord with my family for the first time in 30 years. What made a wonderful holiday so memorable was the fact that Aaron Foord, the owner of Foord's Chocolates (...

Started 20.09.2010 at 10:23:57 by George Keith
0 2,617 Last Post 20.09.2010 at 10:23:57
By: George Keith
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Go Ahead for former RAF Bentley Priory to be turned into a Museum
VSM Estates has been given permission to convert the former RAF Bentley Priory site in Harrow into a museum and residential homes.
Harrow Council gave the developer, a joint venture between St Mo...

Started 17.09.2010 at 08:29:17 by Nick Loveday
2 3,419 Last Post 17.09.2010 at 16:43:11
By: Jan Cobb
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Weekend TV Guide for battle of Britain Addicts!!
BATTLE OF BRITAIN WEEKEND - TV GUIDE!!
BBC4 SATURDAY 18 SEP 1900 -2000 AND 2100-2200
An evening dedicated to the Battle of Britain, bringing together World War Two historians, Battle of Brit...

Started 17.09.2010 at 16:25:34 by Nick Loveday
0 2,912 Last Post 17.09.2010 at 16:25:34
By: Nick Loveday
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New Ways to Support the Battle of Britain Veterans
If you do wish to show your support for the Battle of Britain Fighter Association and Memorial Trust and help them raise £650,000 to build a Learning Centre at the National Memorial to the Few at Cape...

Started 14.09.2010 at 14:08:51 by Nick Loveday
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Show your support for the Battle of Britain veterans, the RAF and RAFA
A series of ales has been brewed specially by the Wolf Brewery to commemorate ‘The Few’, 2353 young men and women from Great Britain and 574 from overseas, who are officially recognised as having take...

Started 12.09.2010 at 17:51:53 by Nick Loveday
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Bunkers
September is Doors Open in the Highlands and I was intrigued to see the Council opening their Emergency Centre which occupies a 1941 built former RAF Bunker.
I duly visited the cleanest bunker I ...

Started 06.09.2010 at 08:23:21 by Richard Jenner
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Invitation from GAF to Disbandment ceremonies for Brockzetel, Nr Jever
I would like to send out an invitation to any fighter controllers, particular ex-Sector Commanders, to attend the final disbandment of the Brockzetel Bunker which was the home of 101 SU near RAF Jever...

Started 28.08.2010 at 13:32:57 by Mick Ryan (Guest)
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Saxa Vord - Red Star Board
Now that RAF Saxa Vord has closed, I wonder if anyone could cast any light on the whereabouts of the 'Red Star Board' which was inscribed with the names of all the controllers who controlled live QRA(...

Started 12.03.2007 at 14:01:25 by Alec Trevett
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