If anyone remembers me from my service career please don't hesitate to get in touch or even visit me, you will be assured of a warm welcome.
I was born in the village of Kegworth in Leicestershire. Like many young boy's of the wartime era I became fascinated by aircraft of all kinds. I never recall seeing Spitfires during the war but my favourite aircraft was the USAF Lockheed Lightning which was seen occasionally flying overhead! As I got older myself and a friend cycled to Air shows at RAF Newton and RAF Wymeswold. In the early 1950's the Meteor F8's at Wymeswold and visiting Canadian F86 Sabre's from North Luffenham became my firm favourites. Leaving school in 1954 at the age of fifteen, I joined the Royal Air Force at RAF Cosford as a Boy Entrant. I started my training in number 22 entry to become an Airframe mechanic. In 1955 my entry was moved to RAF St Athan where I completed my training in 1956. I was then posted to RAF Swinderby my first "real" RAF station. Sadly I have no photographs of that posting.
Listed below are some of the RAF stations I served on during my career.
Now that I am retired my main hobbies are: Amateur radio, ( I have been Licenced since 1974). photography, Painting, reading, computing, cars and motoring and researching my family history.
During my career I worked on various Squadrons and in 2nd line hangars doing rectification and servicing. Additionally I worked in various servicing workshops and offices, I undertook servicing duties on the following type's and marks of aircraft.
I was also involved in ground handling and refuelling many other types of visiting aircraft at a variety of RAF stations.