Supplier 1

Brian Allan

Brian served at Malalinga/Edinburgh Field in 1965 then Abingdon, Gibralter, Staff College Bracknell, Episkopi, Debden, Supply Control Centre Hendon and finally left the RAF in Feb 1988 as a WO whilst at Benson.

He then worked for Thame Oxon as Global Electronic Chip Distributor retiring in 2003 as Director of Operations in Europe. Brian's main hobbies are dancing and National Hunt horseracing with some success in syndicates since 1994. Sadly his wife passed away in 2016 and decided to stay iin Wantage, Oxon. where he's live since 1983

 


Dave Angood MBE

Dave left the RAF in 1999 as a WO after having served 39 years! He was awarded the BEM in 1980 and the MBE in 1999. One of the most interesting postings was a tour in Ohio USA where he was responsible for the logistical support of the C130. He also had two tours at RAF Hereford, where he was an instructor and later the WO Supply Training.

Dave is now happily retired at Coningsby village, Lincs.

 

Derek Beard

Derek was commissioned in 1979 and reached the rank of Flt Lt. He was OC Supply at Cardington, but now sadly deceased.

 

 

R.I.P.

 

Roger Bennett

Roger was sighted as a Cpl at Wildenrath in 1968. He left the service in '73 as a Cpl. He is now living in Wisbech, Cambs and runs a taxi co.

 

 


Roger Blow

Roger left the mob in 1973 as a corporal having served at Scampton, Lyneham, Abingdon (UKMAMS), Muharraq and Nordhorn. He immediately emigrated to the States. He married his American wife 44 years ago and they have 2 very successful kids and 2 new grand kids. Roger worked in engineering at structural steel design and drafting, recently retired. He now lives in Crown Point, Indiana which is about 30 miles south of Chicago, Illinois.

 



Peter Bylett

Peter left the RAF in 1984 as a Sgt and is now a Careers Officer. He lives in Kidderminster, Worcs.

 




Corrin Carlin

Corrin left the RAF as a Cpl in 1977 from Newton. He's been retired due to ill health for 10 years having worked for Severn Trent for 22 years. Corrin now lives in Long Eaton, Notts.

 

 

 

John Cleland

Initially posted to Watton, John left the RAF as a Cpl in 1972 and now lives in Doncaster.

 


 


Bryan Cross MBE

Brian retired in 1998 as a WO and was then employed in the Supply Section at RAF Stafford until final retirement in 2008. He's been a Councillor of the Stafford Borough Council and was Deputy Mayor in year 08-09. Brian's also a School Governor of Parkside Primary School and Vice Chairman of the Audit Committee of 395 Sqn ATC.

 

 



Roy Curtis

Roy left the RAF as a FS in 1985 and now lives in Tapton, near Chesterfield.

 

 

 

 


Dave Dart - recoursed to 42nd

Dave left the RAF as a Jnr Tech in 1973 and now lives in Henlow, Beds.

 

 

 



Chris Evans

Chris left the RAF as a Jnr Tech in 1968 and believed to be living in Northwick Pk, Middlesex.

 

 

 

 


Dave Gilbody

Dave left the RAF as a Sgt in 1983 and is now settled in Fremington, Devon.

 

 

 

Bill Hanifin

Seen in Malaya around 1965 and discharged as a Cpl in 1973. Bill emigrated to Australia in later that year, initially to Qld and WA, before settling in Flemington, Vic.

 

 

 

 

Dennis Hayden

Dennis served at Malalinga/Edinburgh Field in 1965 and left the RAF as a Cpl in 1974 and now lives in Lyndney, Glos.

 


 

Patrick Hirst - recoursed to 42nd

After leaving Bircham Patrick saw service at Stafford (62-65), Butterworth (65-67), Fairford & Abingdon (68-70), Muharraq (71) and Brize Norton (72-73). He remustered to Movs Cont and left the RAF as an SAC in 1973.

He then worked in Civil Aviation at Gatwick and by 1995 had joined his wife's company until they sold their interest. They now run a riding stables near East Grinstead, Sussex.

 


Colin Hodnett

Colin was discharged in Dec 1984 as a Sgt to live in Swinton near Manchester and still going strong in 2013.

 

 


Brian Hopper

Brian is sadly deceased.

 

 


R.I.P.

 

Bill Jefferson

Bill retired in 1983 as a Sgt and is now living in Haxby, Yorkshire.

 

 


 

Alistair King

Al remustered to Movs Cont before leaving the RAF as a Jnr Tech in Apr 1973 to live in Thornhill, Stirling.

 

 

 

 


Dave King

Dave was initially posted to Feltwell and then in 1964 to West Raynham on the Kestral Evaluation Squadron. Promoted to Cpl in 1966 he was posted to Muharraq and on tourex to Watton as NCO i/c R&D.

He left the mob in 1968 and worked in textiles and central heating before joining the Touring Caravan industry in 1975 to the present day. Dave now lives in Mablethorpe, Lincs.


R.I.P.

 

Mike Lucas

Mike was first posted to Waddington and served 3 tours with the V-Force interspersed with 2 years in Kenya and a year on Movements in Bahrain. He left the RAF in 1973 as a Cpl and moved into agricultural engineering, before opening his own Telecoms company in Lincoln which he ran for 25 years. He is now happily retired and living with his wife Pat and dog Harvey in Aubourn near Lincoln.

 

 

Patrick Martin

Patrick left the RAF as an SAC in 1968 and now lives in South Shields, Tyne & Wear.

 

 




Roger Milsom

Roger's initial posting was to Colerne and thence to Borneo for a year. Then St Mawgan and a detachment to Majunga (NW Madagascar) to support the S.Rhodesia blockade. Syerston followed, then Cyprus and finally Stafford; leaving as a Cpl in 1973.

He initially moved to Walsall for five yrs, Northumberland briefly, another 12 yrs in Leicester before finally moving to Somerset. During this time he worked for a couple of companies, mainly in Sales, ultimately spending a long time with Autoglass as Sales Manager and finishing in 2003.

Roger and his wife Marilyn moved to Spain in 2004 and live in an area called La Fustera in the town of Benissa, between Calpe and Moraira on the Costa Blanca. With a group of mainly ex-RAF types he does mountain and hill-walking regularly, runs a tennis group and a Men's (once-a-month) Dining Group visiting local restaraunts. Licensed I presume!

Colin Molyneux

Colin was initially posted to Valley; not sighted since.

 

 

 

 


Phil Oakley

Phil left the mob as a Cpl in 1973 to live in Emsworth, Hants.

 

 


 

Mick Oakshott

Mick left the RAF as a Cpl in 1974 and trained as a primary school teacher in Devon before retiring as a headmaster in 2003. Now living in 'Betracq, SW France.

 

 

 

Bob 'Sparky' Parnell

Sparky is now living in Bath, Somerset.


 

R.I.P.


Barry Peake

Barry left the RAF as a Sgt in 1983 and is now living in Goodwick, Pembrokeshire.

 

 


 

Bryan 'Titch' Salter

Bryan is now living in Ruthin, Denbighshire.

 

 


 

Des Skinner

Des served at Benson, TSR2 Project and Maralinga/Edinburgh Field 1963/ 1965 before starting training as a Nav in the late 60s. Converted to Andovers at Abingdon, Thorney Is and Muharraq. Later did tours as an Instructor and as Command Examiner before leaving the RAF as a Sqn Ldr in 1976.

Initially settled in York and in 1981 emigrated to Beresfield, NSW and ended up as Material Director for an international mining Co. Retired since 2001 Des is a Board Member of Bowls Australia.


 

Ray Smith

Ray is now living near York.

 

 

 

 


Ken West

Ken spent 17 years in the RAF wandering aroud Aden, Malta, Bruggen plus multi corners of the U.K. including 1 Sqn Harriers Mobile Supply. He originally put in his notice in 1975. After a few jobs he settled as a sales planner in a cellophane factory where he enjoyed 20 years before being replaced by a computer!!

Ken has been married for 48 years and has two children and two grandchildren, and is now living in Wigton, Cumbria.


Dave White

Left the RAF in 1977 as a Cpl after stints at Valley, Kuching, El Adem and Odiham and joined Dan Air and is currently working for ATC Lasham. Dave is now living in Tadley, Hants.

 

 

 

Norman Wood

Norman remustered to Movs Cont and left the RAF as a Cpl in 1974. He is now living in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

 

 

 

 


Mick Yeo

Mick left the RAF as a Cpl in 1969 and worked in the City until retiring in 2006 to Gt. Tey, Essex.