115 SQUADRON
RAF WATTON & RAF COTTESMORE
   1968 - 1969
115 Squadron of Signals Command operated Argosy, Varsity and a Hastings aircraft in the flight checking role for the Inspector of Radio Services. It was responsible for the routine checking and calibrating of airfield navigational aids at RAF Stations at home and abroad.  In 1969 RAF Watton closed and the squadron was relocated at RAF Cottesmore.
Winter 1968 at Griston site Watton airfield. Now the location for HMP Watton!
RAF Watton married quarters winter 1968.
115 SQUADRON DETACHMENT TO RAF CHANGI
115 Squadron carried out numerous detachments as part of it's flight checking role. When flying down route to the Far East, it was the usual practice to change crews at RAF Changi after a six or seven week period of operations. The new crew would then complete their Far East task and check airfield navigational aids in the Middle and Near East enroute back to the UK. The total detachment taking 12 to 14 weeks. The photographs below were taken on such a detachment at RAF Changi in Singapore. I took over servicing duties on Argosy XN 816 in May 1969 and returned to RAF Cottesmore 41 days later  in June 1969. The transit flight out was by RAF VC 10.
RAF COTTESMORE
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RAF WATTON
Over the creek entrance on finals to touchdown
Changi creek
Bedok corner, a favourite beach haunt for late night eating and drinking in past years.  Now developed out of all recognition!
Passing the approach to Paya Lebah
Shipping in the Singapore inner and outer "roads".
Coasting in over Sentosa island and Singapore harbour inbound to RAF Changi in a transport command VC 10.
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