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226 Course RAF South Cerney 1966

Old 5th Jul 2016, 11:07
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226 Course RAF South Cerney 1966

September 26th is the silver jubilee of the course that changed many of our lives - in my case for the better! Anybody still around and possibly even up for a reunion in the 'Nelson' or 'Fish & Duck'?
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 05:19
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Good luck with that! I tried something similar for 230 Course and got no response!
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Old 7th Jul 2016, 22:34
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Golden jubilee, may I suggest, for 50 years!
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Old 8th Jul 2016, 10:29
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Funny how some courses "gel" and others don't. My attempt to get 88 Entry from the Towers to the "50th" Anniversary Cranwellian Reunion failed miserably, but 89 get together frequently and have an active web site.
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Old 8th Jul 2016, 16:52
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It took a LOT of work by one of our number, but the 50th of our "wings" day was celebrated in style. 21 graduated, 15 still here, and in contact, 12 made it to the reunion. I was also the main organiser for a reunion of the pilots of 78 Sqn from Khormaksar days. Again quite a lot of work, chasing leads all over the place. If you want it to work, buckle down to some investigating.
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Old 11th Jul 2016, 12:53
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Rocky - you are, of course correct!

As are you, Newt, sadly.
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Old 11th Jul 2016, 18:18
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Kids, the lot of you.

222.
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Old 12th Jul 2016, 17:59
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Grandkids the lot of you!!!
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Old 13th Jul 2016, 15:15
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To say nothing of us dinosaurs who were on 152 Course in 1960.
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Old 13th Jul 2016, 18:14
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The sum of these course numbers (excluding 222) equals 666.

I rest my case.
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Old 14th Jul 2016, 13:53
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Some of you guys may recognise this:

[EDIT: Image space deleted, see later post]

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Old 14th Jul 2016, 16:49
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Dear God; I've gone blind. I can't see a thing.
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Old 14th Jul 2016, 18:43
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I can see it well.

It is a course piccy of those who were not on 222 who became operational (with real ammo).
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Old 15th Jul 2016, 01:28
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Glad to see the various course numbers appearing. For me it was 211 with Sgt Sparkes & later Sgt Naylor in charge of trying to teach me to march, happy days.
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Old 15th Jul 2016, 06:39
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I remember
Sgt Sparkes
at South Cerney. Was that the same one?
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Old 15th Jul 2016, 08:25
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Aaah, Sgt Naylor. An incredible man, he got us all drilling together without swearing at us once, or so it seemed (heaven knows what he said under his breath though!!)
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Old 15th Jul 2016, 08:37
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Sgt Sparkes and others featured regularly in this earlier Cerney thread:

http://www.pprune.org/where-they-now...th-cerney.html
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Old 20th Jul 2016, 13:13
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Quote from fantom:
"I can see it well.
It is a course piccy of those who were not on 222 who became operational (with real ammo)."


Intriguing response to my illustration but, not having gone to the Cotswolds in 1966, it's gone right over my head. Any chance of a decode?
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Old 20th Jul 2016, 14:18
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Certainly Sire; there is nothing there.
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Old 20th Jul 2016, 19:24
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Thanks fantom! This might work...

This may trigger memories for some of you:


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