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'Home' Button comes home...
To add some consistency between the 2 parts of the site, I have made the 'Home'  button - in the bar above - link to the Home page of the main site (and I have removed the special button that I had in...

Started 11.09.2008 at 09:10:10 by Jan Cobb
0 2,649 Last Post 11.09.2008 at 09:10:10
By: Jan Cobb
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Update - Phil Angus
You will all be as relieved and delighted as I am to find out that Phil Angus has successfully come through a major operation to remove a benign brain tumour that was apparently the 'size of a small p...

Started 13.07.2010 at 21:37:18 by Nick Loveday
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By: Nick Loveday
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WARZONE, Channel 5, 2100hrs starting Monday 5 Jan 09
The following may be of interest to the RAF community....
WARZONE - an 8-part observational documentary series about life on Kandahar Airbase starts on Channel Five on Monday January 5th at 9pm.<...

Started 02.01.2009 at 10:17:59 by Nick Loveday
9 38,847 Last Post 12.11.2009 at 23:19:29
By: steve erridge (Guest)
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Where is Peter Fowler?
In 1946, Peter Fowler, who was from Hull, Yorkshire, was a member of Support Staff of radar operators at Fighter Command Control and Reporting School.  I don't remember the name of the base but it was...

Started 28.06.2009 at 20:21:23 by Joan Pike (Guest)
0 4,571 Last Post 28.06.2009 at 20:21:22
By: Joan Pike (Guest)
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Engineers' Walk 2008 - RAF Boulmer
The Engineers' Walk will take place later this year and details for Board members will be at Some other contact details, for non-members, will a...

Started 16.05.2008 at 20:20:35 by Jan Cobb
3 9,942 Last Post 19.08.2008 at 17:38:24
By: Jan Cobb
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RAF Fylingdales - New Website
For all you folks who wonder what keeps me busy during the day as well as all the anoraks out there......check out our new website:
It is still a work in progr...

Started 18.04.2007 at 21:00:33 by Nick Loveday
6 11,029 Last Post 11.06.2008 at 12:47:35
By: Mal Owen (Guest)
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Open Invite - Wg Cdr Paddy Stevens' Retirement Pub Crawl 20 May
Many of you will know that Wg Cdr Paddy Stevens is retiring from the Service later this year.
To celebrate his time in the RAF (and ensure he leaves  Smiley) we are planning a CAMRA Pub Crawl (plus f...

Started 09.04.2008 at 19:59:28 by Nick Loveday
0 3,888 Last Post 09.04.2008 at 19:59:27
By: Nick Loveday
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Spring Reunion Weekend 2008
As promised, albeit somewhat later than I had originally intended, I have uploaded the Calling Notice and associated Booking Form for the hotel. If you are a member of this Board, please would you log...

Started 01.03.2008 at 07:43:21 by Jan Cobb
0 2,147 Last Post 01.03.2008 at 07:43:21
By: Jan Cobb
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Members would wish to know that it was announced in the House of Commons by Minister (Armed Forces) on Thursday 10 Jan that RAF Boulmer will now remain as the ASACS Hub and will not close, as previous...

Started 13.01.2008 at 18:26:12 by Ginge Crayford
1 2,881 Last Post 18.01.2008 at 20:58:22
By: Nick Gadd
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Spring Reunion Weekend 2008
Information about the Spring Reunion for 2008 can be found in the member's area, but you will need to log in first!
* Jan Cobb

Started 26.12.2007 at 16:45:21 by Jan Cobb
0 3,921 Last Post 26.12.2007 at 16:45:21
By: Jan Cobb
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Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas to all members of the FCA. I'm sorry that I didn't make it to the Christmas bash - it occurred on the same week that we had new windows fitted and I couldn't afford to turn the contrac...

Started 24.12.2007 at 16:31:22 by Richard Jenner
0 3,472 Last Post 24.12.2007 at 16:31:21
By: Richard Jenner
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Geoff Hewett - Leaving the Service
Dear all,
Geoff Hewett is leaving the Service.  In fact he has already taken up a civilian post within the Air Cadet organisation at RAF Cranwell.  He will be dined out of the Service at an AWC L...

Started 09.10.2007 at 09:34:01 by John Fearon(Guest) (Guest)
1 4,639 Last Post 13.12.2007 at 12:05:47
By: Dave Jones
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Minor catastrophe! - Panic Over!
Something seems to have gone awry with the main website, although the message board is still functioning. It appears as though the main server has failed somehow, but I'm looking into it.
Please ...

Started 29.11.2007 at 21:40:32 by Jan Cobb
6 9,937 Last Post 03.12.2007 at 22:39:31
By: Gil Stenson (Guest)
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Radar in pembrokeshire
I am researching the WW2 and cold war radar stations in Pembrokeshire, RAF Folly, Hayscastle Cross, Warren, Kete, St. Twynnells, St. Davids, Manorbier and Strumble Head any any others you may know of ...

Started 02.12.2007 at 11:51:38 by mike bennett (Guest)
0 5,351 Last Post 02.12.2007 at 11:51:37
By: mike bennett (Guest)
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Am I Still a member?
Not sure you still have me down as a member; if you do can you send me the DD form and also email my forum login name and password because I seem to have forgotten those; Doh!

Started 20.11.2007 at 21:58:44 by Alan Callow (Guest)
1 4,774 Last Post 21.11.2007 at 06:50:26
By: Jan Cobb
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RAF Comberton, Worcestershire
Dear All,  
I am currently investigating a mock Archaeological evaluation as part of my degree course, owing to this I was hoping I may be able to ask for some assistance!!  Smiley
Does anyone h...

Started 13.11.2007 at 20:21:54 by Rebecca Williams(Guest) (Guest)
1 4,959 Last Post 13.11.2007 at 22:03:55
By: Jan Cobb
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Just like Stevie Christian, I too have lost touch.  Sec, can you please confirm that I'm still a member and also confirm the Christmas do date?  Sorry for this method of comms but I don't use Outlook....

Started 13.10.2007 at 09:50:38 by Matt Cockin (Guest)
2 3,256 Last Post 31.10.2007 at 12:19:16
By: Jamie White (Guest)
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Am I also still a member???
Hi all, I have also totally lost touch with the FCA over the past couple of years, mainly due to numerous postings and op tours!  Am I still a member, and how do I get a login account to the website i...

Started 26.09.2007 at 13:34:46 by Stevie Christian(Guest) (Guest)
1 2,912 Last Post 26.09.2007 at 21:53:28
By: Jan Cobb
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BBC - WW2 People's War - Fighter Control
Dear All
Thought this might be of some interest to those interested in FC history.  It's the memories of Joyce Anne Deane (nee Morley) who started the war as a Plotter (went to a reception depot ...

Started 14.09.2007 at 16:55:33 by Ian Price
2 6,224 Last Post 17.09.2007 at 11:13:52
By: Tony Pleasant - Ex Member
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Engineers' Walk 2007 - RAF Boulmer
The Engineers' Walk will take place later this year; those with access to the Members' Forums should go to, while others can contact the Pr...

Started 29.08.2007 at 19:25:07 by Jan Cobb
0 2,689 Last Post 29.08.2007 at 19:25:06
By: Jan Cobb
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Feedback Required in preparation for AGM 2008
Dear All
At the AGM this year, Tony Pleasant requested that he be given some feedback on the venue that had been chosen for the event. At Item 6, the Entertainments Member's Report, was the decis...

Started 28.08.2007 at 23:46:31 by Jan Cobb
1 2,941 Last Post 29.08.2007 at 17:48:09
By: Nick Loveday
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Association Newsletter
Dear All
For those who have had an opportunity to read the minutes of the AGM (held in April; link to pdf file in the Member's area), you might have noticed that there was an action on the new Ch...

Started 28.08.2007 at 23:35:33 by Jan Cobb
0 3,851 Last Post 28.08.2007 at 23:35:33
By: Jan Cobb
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Thanks - Headley Court Result
Thanks to all members who posted on the Downing street page to allow SSAFA to convert the 7 bedroom house for the relatives of family visiting patients at Headley Court.

Started 02.08.2007 at 14:25:43 by Tony Pleasant (Ex Member)
3 6,920 Last Post 03.08.2007 at 09:32:47
By: Jan Cobb
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Royal Saudi Air Force Membership
As part of my current assignment and location, I have met a number of Saudi and Kuwaiti Fighter Controllers (past and present) who express a great deal of interest in the Association. A couple of Gene...

Started 03.07.2007 at 08:36:29 by Steve Colwill(Guest) (Guest)
3 6,296 Last Post 08.07.2007 at 19:44:56
By: Richard Jenner
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280 SU
Stumbled across this site whilst at work.  It took me back to when I was a Service brat, especially when my Father was at 280 SU, around 1979.  What a great place for a 17 year old to spend her hols. ...

Started 26.06.2007 at 14:04:59 by sue (Guest)
0 16,885 Last Post 26.06.2007 at 14:04:59
By: sue (Guest)
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New Page Posted
For those interested I have just posted an article submited by Kelvin Holmes about controlling Lightnings from Patrington.  Its under OS(FC) Info on the main site and entitled Lightning (couldn't fit ...

Started 23.04.2007 at 22:05:23 by Admin 1
4 22,373 Last Post 05.06.2007 at 13:53:42
By: Kelvin Holmes (Guest)
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Gurkha VC hero denied Brit Citizenship
Dear all,
Whilst I know this is not directly related to FC matters, the good folk on ARRSE, PPRUNE and RUM RATION have highlighted the despicable treatment meted out by the Immigration Service to...

Started 30.05.2007 at 15:08:22 by Admin 1
2 3,971 Last Post 01.06.2007 at 21:09:08
By: Admin 1
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Request for Historical Information
Jonathan Gill from Oxford Archeology is researching the Northolt Ops Room and e-mailed me tonight with this request.  If anybody can help please post replies to this message and I will direct Jonathan...

Started 03.05.2007 at 20:15:54 by Admin 1
1 5,284 Last Post 20.05.2007 at 11:31:45
By: Nick Loveday
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Promotion - Air Cdre Mark Ashwell
I’m sure the news will filter out slowly, but to speed the process, I am pleased to spread the outstanding news that Gp Capt Mark Ashwell will be promoted Air Commodore in Apr 07, staying on within th...

Started 30.01.2007 at 11:41:52 by Nick Loveday
5 8,015 Last Post 14.05.2007 at 07:24:08
By: Paul Foster (Guest)
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Wartime Memories - Reminiscences Sought
I have been contacted by a Derek Clements, who is seeking wartime reminiscences. Here is his email:
You may have heard that I am collecting _*previously unpublished*_
stories of RAF perso...

Please contact Derek direct if you have anything to offer.

Started 12.05.2007 at 22:03:28 by Jan Cobb
0 3,615 Last Post 12.05.2007 at 22:03:28
By: Jan Cobb
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Never been here before - nice site Spotter!
I am expecting to host a visit to RAF Scampton this Saturday, but the  vagaries of the DII(C) that we have are currently denying me the ability to send...

Started 26.04.2007 at 20:59:44 by Simon 'Dick' Treacy(Guest) (Guest)
8 8,204 Last Post 04.05.2007 at 15:25:48
By: Tony Pleasant - Ex Member
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BAE Systems Require FC Trainer
Hello all
First time poster on this site but some familiar names abound!
I hope this is appropriate but I wanted to let you know that the BAE Systems Training College in Cwmbran, South Wales...

Started 30.04.2007 at 13:57:27 by Jonathan Jones (Guest)
0 4,534 Last Post 30.04.2007 at 13:57:27
By: Jonathan Jones (Guest)
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Open Invite to TG12 Annual Reunion 18 Aug 07
Once again, the TG12 Reunion organisers (WO Andy Saul and WO(Retd) Henry Holley) have made an open invitation for FCA Members to join them at their Reunion which will be held at RAF Halton on Saturday...

Started 30.04.2007 at 08:48:02 by Nick Loveday
0 7,716 Last Post 30.04.2007 at 08:48:01
By: Nick Loveday
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Congrats to the ADRM!!
Congrats to the ADRM which has just been named the 2007 Best Small Visitor Attraction

Started 22.04.2007 at 17:41:05 by Nick Loveday
1 4,150 Last Post 22.04.2007 at 21:47:06
By: Greg Hammond
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Calling All Old Comrades from RAF Staxton Wold
The following plea was placed in the Scarborough Evening News 20 Mar 07:
"I am keen to trace any of my old National Service comrades who served at RAF Staxton Wold during the period 1954 to 1957....

Started 21.03.2007 at 21:24:40 by Nick Loveday
2 4,526 Last Post 23.03.2007 at 21:12:02
By: Admin 1
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Falkland Islands Commemorations
All serving South Atlantic Medal Holders (all ranks) who will still be serving on 17 Jun 07 and wish to participate in the Official Commemorative Events in London are to register their intentions via ...

Started 21.02.2007 at 09:29:11 by Nick Loveday (Guest)
0 2,434 Last Post 21.02.2007 at 09:29:11
By: Nick Loveday (Guest)
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FCA Bank Account
On 31 Mar 07 the Association's bank account at the Portman Building Society will be closed.  This is the account which members have been paying their membership subscriptions into by Banker's Standing...

Started 14.02.2007 at 16:01:25 by Mike Clarke
0 1,818 Last Post 14.02.2007 at 16:01:25
By: Mike Clarke
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Am I still a member??
I appear to have lost touch with the FCA and wish to check up on the status of my membership.  I know I haven't updated my DD with the FCA's new bank details and for sure, having moved house 3...

Started 20.06.2007 at 16:41:43 by Chris Franklin(Guest) (Guest)
10 14,543 Last Post 18.08.2007 at 09:01:38
By: Raymond Johannessen - Ex Member
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Demise of HQ Strike Command 1 Apr 07
From 1 Apr 07, PTC and STC will be combined to form a single command – to be known as Air Command.  The key driver is to deliver a truly agile, adaptable and capable Air Force by removing barriers.<br...

Started 14.03.2007 at 14:48:47 by Nick Loveday
3 8,420 Last Post 12.04.2007 at 19:16:18
By: Alec Trevett
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