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Old 24th Dec 2011, 23:54
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I think John Grzybowski moved to 248 course at Church Fenton. Memory's a bit hazy, but possibly caused by a broken limb? His father was SATCO at CF.

Two other names that I recognise, and sadly both killed in flying accidents:-

John Fox. Jet Provost Gouthwaite reservoir 1978.

John Garnons Williams (no hyphen). Squirrel helicopter Tern Hill 2007.
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Old 25th Dec 2011, 09:14
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And another rotary casualty from the list of names.

Roy Citrine - killed in CFS(H) Gazelle in April '83, whilst mountain flying in Snowdonia with his Brunei student.

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I have only just noticed this thread but then timing was never my strong point. I graduated on No 247 Blue Course on 14 February 1969. I joined the 247 Course in November 1968 from No 246 White Course with a fellow potential navigator who retired as a 2 Star. We both had a little trouble with an english exam.

It would be good to meet up some time. Several Course members served at the base in Witshire that closed recently.

I think John Fox and Roy Citrine were on 246 Course, both really good guys.

Just in case John Dennnehy is reading this, I hope my written English has improved. Come to think of it, didn't Sqn Ldr Montgomery teach English?
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Old 16th Jan 2012, 11:56
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Re Post #12

D H-H was at CF for the latter part of 1969 (and still going strong as our course moved on the Culdrose). I only recall two incidents involving things that go bang: the first involved "fragging" a particulalry pompous navigator PMC (No 1 Mess) by placing discreetly under his armchair in the bar a small charge of black powder - whoomph, smoke and soot everywhere. The second was to inveigle an unsuspecting Middy to have a pot at a pyramid of empty beer cans placed in front of a anteroom window. The infamous blunderbus was duly loaded with wads of wet bog paper and the young lad let fly. DH on the cans, total destruction of window behind. Good thing about D H-H was that he stuck around to take his share of the blame (well it was all his doing in reality).

Who would believe that in later life he got a job with the CAA as an examiner/regulator.

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Old 9th Apr 2012, 23:48
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AOTS Church Fenton

I was on course 252. Sgt Rhoose I remember and Sqn Ldr Reddyhof (Canadian) who told us to 'think scientifically' if he had to leave the classroom for any reason.
My DS was Flt Lt Al Morton (South African).
I am off to Singapore on holiday shortly and wondered what the names of the SAF guys were Lt Yeo was one (on my first night I asked what Yeo Choo Kang meant (name on a model outrigger I have) he said it was the name of a village where his relatives lived) Another coincidence was Eric Rose who had lived 400 yds from me in Ashley, New Milton.

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Old 10th Apr 2012, 09:41
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Bill Howard.........

If this was my QHI from Acklington (and previously Shackletons) I always wondered what happened to him post our graduation party (another story). A great guy to fly with and he really had to work to get me through the course, but never forgotten.
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Old 25th Nov 2022, 05:11
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Originally Posted by cojones View Post
AOTS RAF Church Fenton, Linton, Valley
Anyone on 247 Course at AOTS RAF Church Fenton September 1968?
No 1 FTS Linton April 1969-70
No 4 FTS Valley March 1970
Maybe a 40 year reunion??
Iím just browsing and looked up Church Fenton, I was on 247 course, Alan Moffatt, email [email protected]
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