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93 Entry RAFC - 50 Years Ago Today

Old 3rd Oct 2015, 12:52
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93 Entry RAFC - 50 Years Ago Today

50 years on who is still around and in possession of their faculties?

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Old 3rd Oct 2015, 16:20
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93 Junior Entry, we, 88 Entry, Senior Entry. Will no doubt recall some names as they appear
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Old 4th Oct 2015, 08:09
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90th

I was 90th entry Locking. RAFC is new to me. What is the "C" for?
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Old 4th Oct 2015, 09:14
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Did your course include Sambrook, Cullum & Corbit?
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Old 4th Oct 2015, 09:23
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Did your course include Sambrook, Cullum & Corbit?
Yes, Sambrook and Corbitt were A Sqn, Cullum was B Sqn. I believe that Ian Corbitt was the highest achiever on the entry. I think that Graham Sambrook eventually went to BA and the last I heard of Pete Cullum was that he was doing some "incredibly interesting" job at MoD.

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Old 4th Oct 2015, 17:51
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Croqueteer - RAF College


YS - Hope you have more luck than I did trawling for my lot!
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Old 4th Oct 2015, 22:51
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My brother was on 93 Entry - now a retired lawyer!
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Old 5th Oct 2015, 17:13
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Graham Sambrook and Peter Cullum came to 30 Sqn as co-pilots and the latter returned to the Squadron as a captain just before I left the RAF late '73. We used to call him A-Z Cullum as he had so many christian names!

Many years later my No 1 son had just started on Fast-Jet Test at Boscombe and had occasion to have to call a Wg Cdr Cullum doing some terribly interesting job at MOD. "Hello Sir" he said, " Flt Lt W here etc". "Hello, Was your father a Herc' nav' ?" says Wg Cdr C. " Yep " he replied. " Good Lord " says A-Z, " I've never forgotten the time at Antigua, when he pushed me off a tethered raft and I got stung by jellyfish".

I've met Ian Corbitt at several 48 Sqn reunions and expect to see him at next year's centenary bash.
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Old 7th Oct 2015, 08:51
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Pete Cullum

Something like: P J C McC if memory serves. Not bad after 50 years!!


Now where did I put my glasses?


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Old 7th Oct 2015, 17:25
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Something like: P J C McC if memory serves. Not bad after 50 years!!
I seem to recall that it had a "G" in there somewhere. But hey Falcon 269

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Old 8th Oct 2015, 13:05
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I was B with Rocky, John Thompson and the late Tony Carter.


How about U.


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Old 8th Oct 2015, 15:05
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I was on D.

Ron Elder (ex Director CAA FCL), the late Steve Glencorse, Bill Cope, John Reeve, Dave Moss

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Old 8th Oct 2015, 17:34
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Just consulted the 1973 List ( the one I keep to show incredulous disbelievers that this scruffy long-haired old git was once a Flt Lt !! ) - and A-Z was, hopefully still is, P.J.G.E.McG.

Any truth in the rumour that Jamie Cullum is his son?
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Old 8th Oct 2015, 22:32
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You have a pm

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Old 2nd Jul 2016, 09:13
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I was 90th entry Locking. RAFC is new to me. What is the "C" for?
I believe it may be College (Cranwell).
We plebs from South Cerney met up with them at advanced flying training.
Seemed harmless . . .

Edit:
Recollect some little internal disputes being brought along and, one Wednesday afternoon, following sports, two ex College chaps decided they'd bang something noisy on the floor to irritate their colleague in the room below.
They chose a fire extinguisher which, after a minute's bouncing, discharged all over the place.
Did make Oi larf
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Old 3rd Jan 2017, 14:18
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I was on 93D and subsequently did the AD route of Lightning, Phantom, Torn F3. Stayed on 'til NRD chucking out point in 2002. Andy M-J from 93B has started the ball rolling for a reunion in 2018 - 50 years on from graduation/commissioning. Good piece of advanced planning - I just hope that not too many of us fall off our perches before then. DM
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Old 3rd Jan 2017, 16:43
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I'm in,
Anyone have a contact for Andy?


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Old 4th Jan 2017, 09:16
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Surprised a January entry is odd-numbered - I thought the January entries were the even-numbered ones
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Old 4th Jan 2017, 12:10
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It wasn't January, arrived October '65 and graduated March '68

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Old 5th Jan 2017, 06:44
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That's what I thought, but must be getting old as starting post implied otherwise. I will go back to my Horlicks
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