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230 Course South Cerney

Old 6th Apr 2010, 03:15
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I see you went onto varsities after basic FTS, I was on 53 course at Oakington Nov 66 to Feb 67. Very happy time for me, Oakington was a nice Station & somehow I managed to get to grips with the varsity mush easier tha the JP. I have just checked on Google Earth & it appears that most of the airfield is covered in grass again & most of the runways have disappeared. Very happy days though.
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Old 7th Apr 2010, 14:57
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Hello again Newt.

Not 230 course - me 216. Any others out there?

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Old 8th Apr 2010, 09:04
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LM---

And then you went on to your first fast-jet formation sortie on 29 Jun 68!!
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Old 8th Apr 2010, 12:21
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And then you went on to your first fast-jet formation sortie on 29 Jun 68!!
Blimey jindabyne!

That was actually on the G-nat at Valley 1967. I suspect you are referring to Coltishall and really fast jets.

This calls for a PM methinks.....
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Old 8th Apr 2010, 14:18
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Hitching a ride on the thread...Anyone from 39 Gnat course 1967?
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Old 8th Apr 2010, 15:06
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I can't remember my course number, but I was Valley 1967.

Were David Milne-Smith and Jock McLaren on your course?
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Old 8th Apr 2010, 15:06
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No hitching here fantom!
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Old 8th Apr 2010, 15:08
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"Your" thread was bound to drift Mate..........

S'bout pilots innit!

Newt, only winding you up...
Easily done........
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Old 8th Apr 2010, 15:09
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LM can't place those names.

Newt, only winding you up...

how about 208 Bahrain?
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Old 10th Apr 2010, 01:14
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Can't remember the course number I was on but it must have been close to 237, started early Summer '67. We commenced at SC and finished at CF. Before I moved on to Syerston on JPs, then Oakington on the "pig". Seem to recall it was autumn-time at SC just before the move to CF, certainly felt like it carrying benches and medicine balls around the peri-track. I remember moving all the office equipment onto "Queen Marys" for the move to CF and that was definitely cold.

Ring any bells with anyone?

On the beach
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Old 11th Apr 2010, 19:37
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AOTS South Cerney

As a matter of interest, some courses included graduate entry officers who came ready-equipped with the queen's commission. They were very helpful to younger cadets like myself, as were the slightly older entrants.

I seem to remember that our PT sergeant did not make us throw up as often as some of the other NCOs. I think he might have been Sgt Kerry, but I'm not sure.
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Old 11th Apr 2010, 19:41
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208? Never heard of it. Do you mean 8?
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Old 11th Apr 2010, 19:57
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Any idea what course numbers at Cerney around 1957
A certain Brian Danger & Shane O'Neil were on it
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 01:14
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Spurnhd,
I had Sgt `Killer` Kerry at SC, very hard indeed & expected a lot, but was also fair & treated us OK provided we gave 110% all the time.
Many moons later I met him in the Mess at Luqa after he had been commissioned & we proceded to put the world to right, I hope he felt better than I did in the morning.
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Old 7th Jun 2010, 10:33
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I am saddened to report that Angus, Duke of Hamilton, died on Saturday 5th June.
Angus referred to in previous comments on this thread, was a lively member of 152 Course South Cerney 1960.
Condolences to his wife and four children
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Old 7th Jun 2010, 14:26
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I have also just read of Angus's departure to the hangar in the sky at the age of 71 and I am indeed sorry to hear the news.

I had a hell of a lot of time for Angus.
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Old 24th Jun 2010, 19:01
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Jenks, you should have made the appointment for the Staish to be interviewed by you!!
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Old 26th Jun 2010, 22:42
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Just stumbled across this thread. 227 Cse at AOTS (still have the end of course photo with all the names - including the never to be forgotten Sgt Greenop) followed by Acklington and Oakington, and MOTU - all good but now long gone establishments. However, enjoyed almost all my subsequent career and still flying with the military, albeit as a 'contractor'.
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Old 26th Jun 2010, 23:13
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247 Course AOTS Church Fenton

I don't mean to hjack your great thread -- I shook the branches of the 1968 Church Fenton Tree a while ago, looking for some ex 246/247/248 Courses, and quite a few monkeys fell out of the tree. I just wondered if your net had caught any more of that era?
Thanks.
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Old 30th Jun 2010, 09:49
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'I just wondered if your net had caught any more of that era?'

I was on 241. Started on the 1st April 1968 - April Fool's day and the 50th anniversary of the formation of the RAF. Syerston after that - great place.
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