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Don McCullum sent in these taken at RAF Gatow, Berlin in 1968.

 

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Mercedes 0306 -37str Tour Coach used for sightseeing trips into
East Berlin in accordance with
the 4 power agreement

 

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Merc 300sel staff car
Cpl Ward, Opel Record staff car
SAC Hamilton and a
German Ford Coach

 

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In the MT yard, a Merc Fire
Tender used as a Water Bowser,
two Drivers in front of an
Opel Kapitan staff car

 

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Auto-union Mungo 4x4's
Ceremonial Standard Bearer

 

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The Noddy Train in service
at the Open Day

 

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The front door,
Drivers SAC Hamilton
and LAC Johnson
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The C in C's staff car
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The Control Desk,
Cpls Ward & Gott

Mike Short sent these pictures taken at RAF Waterbeach in 1952/53.

 

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M.T. Section 1952

 

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Loading Hastings during
the Norfolk floods
Feb 1952
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A.O.C's Parade 1953
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Mike in 1952

 

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M.T. Section 1952
by the cab are
Mike Short and
Andy Laidlaw
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W.O. Taylor, Wally
Patterson, Andy Laidlaw,
Mike Short ?, ?, ?, Doug
Worton, Ernie Parsons
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Sunday afternoon 1952
L to R Ernie Parsons,
lan Bowden, Mike Short,
Arthur Strettle,
Doug Worton
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L to R Ernie Parsons,
A Scott?, Doug Worton,
Alan Bowden

John Temple found some old photos of his Dad who was in 317 MT. He was very proud of his time in the RAF, Sadly he passed away in 2010.

 

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Jerry Temple added another picture of his Father.

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Joe Twycross sent these from his album.

 

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Crashed Merc Fire Tender

 

Opal

 

Joe Twycross & Bill Maguckin
Holland 1954

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Peter Roach, John Henderson
&  Joe Twycross Weeton 1952

J Whithead
RAF Weeton 1952

 

F Butcher
RAF Weeton 1952

 

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Eindhoven Joe RAF Weeton 52

I snapped these exhibits during a recent visit to the National Cold War Museum at Cosford.

Ian

 

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Hello,

Although I'm not an ex RAF person, I'm currently spending many weekends looking after an old friend to many of your group. The Sentinel Aircraft Tug, in fact she is still pulling the plane she was built to :-)

If any members would like to visit her, we would be happy to organise a visit.

Regards

Roger
www.xm655.com

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Steve Jenkins sent a couple of scans from Mrs Sue Secker, whose father was a Driver in the RAF in the early 1950s. Mrs Secker contacted him regarding her father's service in Cornwall and in the course of the conversation explained that she had these items in her possession.

Steve mentioned the existence of the RAFMTD Website and  thought fellow members might be interested in his Diploma and a nice view of him and his Standard Vanguard Phase 1 utility.

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Ken Miller sent this picture which shows himself (On the left) and Johny Watson taken whilst attached to 8 Sqn Korhmaksar 1955/57.

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Nigel Edwards sent these two taken in 1955.

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Hello Ian, 

I couldn't find any pictures from Christmas Island, so attached are a few you may find useful. I was MTSS at the time, 1959/60, Remustered in 1961 at Watton.

Regards

Ken Elliott

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Alec?? An MTD from my hut room L to R, native, MTSS Cpl.??
Harry "Pushrod" (Grindrod)
an MT Mech, another native
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MTSS Site DC6?? Trooper Me working on the SWO's
Francis Barnet,
(several SNCO's had these little bikes)

Charlie Wingfield sent in this collection from Egypt, Aden, Weeton, Bicester and Bridgenorth

 

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71 MU Bicester, my loadfrom RAF Oakington to Catterick
Varsity fuselage Height 16' 9"  Length 90', one of many loads

 

A.P.L Singapore Lines
Aden

 

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Suez 1955

 

51 MT Sqn drivers moving
out of Egypt
The last to leave

 

Square bashing
Bridgenorth 1953

 

Driving Instructors
Weeton 1960

 

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51 MT Sqn drivers
Suez

 

51 MT Sqn
moving out of Egypt

 

All from
Plymouth

 

School bus
Singapore Lines
A.P.L Aden

 

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51 MT Sqn drivers
Suez

 

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