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Clerk Secretarial - 51st Entry

51st Entry, 2 Squadron, D and J Flights, Clerk Secretarial,  are planning to celebrate 50 years since passing out of RAF Hereford in 1965.  The reunion is scheduled to take place at the Three Counties Hotel, Hereford on 22/23 July 2015.  50 names on contact list so far.

Please contact Phil Curtis at curtis385@btinternet.com for further details.


RAF Northolt Open Day – Saturday 14 June 2014   12-6pm

 
RAF Northolt has a long tradition of holding events which are open to friends and family of Station personnel, as well as to local residents. In recent years these have been very much “Families Days” with a few thousand people attending and some aircraft and arena displays.
 
However, in the 1920’s and 1930’s RAF Northolt was renowned for being one of the bases which opened up to tens of thousands of members of the public. The 1938 “Empire Air Day” at Northolt attracted over 20,000 people who viewed the “modern” Hawker Hurricane, which first entered service with 111 Squadron at RAF Northolt in December 1937.
 
The 2014 Open Day will be held on Saturday 14 June, with the White House Gate opening to the general public from midday, with events running to 6pm. 
 
The opening spectacular will be the Queen’s Birthday Flypast which will pass overhead Northolt at around 1306. This is expected to include the usual range of in-service aircraft plus the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Red Arrows. Bookings of static aircraft are still to be finalised but we expect to have a good variety including: Tornado, Chinook, Merlin, Hawk, Tucano, and Tutor, as well as vintage aircraft such as the Spitfire, Tiger Moth and Fokker tri-plane. Foreign Air Forces including the USAF, French, Polish, Belgians and Irish have been invited to send aircraft.
 
Throughout the day there will be a series of arena displays which will include the Queen’s Colour Squadron, the Central Band, a mountain bike display team and the Middlesex Wing Cadet Band.
 
Additionally, there will be the opportunity for local schools to put on shows for the visitors, including dance, drama and singing.  We hope that some guests from West End shows will be available to perform. There will also be lots of vintage cars, stands and kids entertainments, as well as a good range of food and drinks outlets.
 
Access to the Open Day is by means of a wristband which must be obtained in advance no later than 30 May.   These are available from RAF Northolt at £10 each  - (contact Squadron Leader Willis, 020 8833 8909).
 
Community tickets scheme
 
The London Borough of Hillingdon has been provided with 2000 ‘community tickets’ for people who might otherwise not be able to attend the Open Day.
 
Priority will be given to war veterans and young people who would otherwise not be able to attend.  (This may include local school children and young people including for example looked after children, children with special needs). 
 
Applications for the community ticket scheme can be made online using the Google form. 
 
Please click this link to access the form: 
 
 
 
Please ensure all applications are submitted by no later than Friday 25 April.
 
For general enquiries please contact John Wheatley (01895 556449   jwheatley@hillingdon.gov.uk )
 
Please note -  Vehicles arriving at RAF Northolt will require a special “Open Day car pass”. These will be charged at £5, or free for blue badge holders and community ticket groups arriving by coach or minibus.   Contact Sqn Ldr R Willis as above to book advance car park passes.

Mildenhall Register

To be held over the weekend of 16-18 May 2014, for further details contact John Gentleman


51st Boy Entrant Clerk

51st Boy Entrant Clerk Secretarial D and J Flights - Re-union Hereford 21/22 January 2014 contact ron.stevenson1@virginmedia.com for further details


MWDS (Police Dog Section) RAF Alconbury

I am Bill Hewitt I was the NCO I/C at the MWDS (Police Dog Section) RAF Alconbury from 1987 to 1990 we are having a Reunion for Handlers from RAF Alconbury that handled the RAF Police Dogs and would like to invite any of our old friends from that time period. We were close with the Section at RAF Wyton and other various section at that time. For more information please contact Bill Hewitt at billehewitt@yahoo.com.


51st Entry Boy Entrants, Cosford - Telegraphists, Nursing Attendants and Photographers.

Invited to our 50th Anniversary Reunion between 23- 25 January 2014 at RAF Cosford.

Accommodation plus a suitable programme is being arranged locally.

Contact. Lawrence Salvoni by email lawrencesalvoni@ymail.com for further details.


RAF Armoured Car Company’s and Armoured Car Squadrons

RAF Armoured Car Company’s and Armoured Car Squadrons reunions held twice a year in Derby. All enquiries to no1.rolph@talktalk.net


RAF Bicester 1957-59

I am looking to contact a service member who was stationed at R. A. F. Bicester in the period 1957-1959.  I was a WRAF parachute rigger who worked at Upper Heyford during those years. I don't remember any last names.  One of the girls was named Maureen and married a man named Jim Holland, an American.  I married an American air force member named Zelma Raymond Rumfeld, & my Maid of Honor was named Angie, (Angela).  (I can't remember her last name).  I know that the above isn't much information, but maybe it will help.  If not, could you, please, refer me to someone who, might, direct me further.  Time is moving on and I would like to catch up, if possible.  Anything you could come up with would help, &  be GREATLY appreciated.  Thanks for your help.  Thelma Mielke( nee: Lawrence).  My E-mail is: jam1@nw.com.au


JOC Maastrich

We are looking for any ex JOC Maastrich personnel.
Our database is held by Paul Croymans in Holland near to the old JOC Maastrich.

If you what to inform Paul of your details please contact him on email: paulcroymans<AT>hetnet.nl


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