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Old 6th Jun 2017, 10:39
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MPN11
 
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In 1955, SOs and a few VSOs attended a six month Course in the Empire Flying School at Manby, to bring them up to speed in the new, high speed Air Force. Freed from the responsibility of command, some of these old gentlemen happily reverted to being "one of the boys" and relived their early years.
Equally valid in 1965! As a shiny new plt off, it came as something of a surprise to be on friendly terms with gp capt and wg cdr students who were festooned with medal ribbons! And they kindly refilled my glass more often than I reciprocated - some were very deliberate in avoiding me incurring significant expense.
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