RAF DISHFORTH in 1951
Written by walter laidlaw
My name is walter laidlaw - better knowned as JOCK when I did my trade training at Dishforth june to december 1951 in the air movements section.
My six months at Dishforth were very happy indeed, working on Vallettas and Hastings I managed to get a few trips on board as apprentice airquartermaster to the middle east and canal zone.
I had just returned from the canal zone (Fayid) in November 1951 when iI told my mates what a dump the Zone was, exciting but a dump, then I was told I had been posted abroad as an AC1 air movements to guess where - Canal Zone !!After two months at El Hamra transit camp I was lucky enough to get posted to RAF Muharraq (Bahrein) great camp.
Any chance any national service RAF sprogs reading this remember me, I would love to be in touch with just anyone who new me at Credenhill, Dishforth, Canal Zone, Habbaniya (Iraq), or Bahrain especially, just to talk about the good old times, best two years of my life.
I am now a pensioner living near Glasgow with my wife of fifty years and hoping to meet or talk to my old pals Ron Jones, Keith Nott, the Cooper twins, Joe Laws, Jock McKerracher (kilmarnock) Eric Stubbs (Lewes) before it is too late. Have already had Kidney failure and a triple cardiac artery bypass, come on lads get in touch.Home phone number 0141 881 5202 email address firstname.lastname@example.org
RAF Dishforth, squarebashing bidgenorth june july 1959.hut318 d squadron.police trade training julyt in 1959
Written by reg buckle
square bashing at raf bridgenorth jun july 1959 .hut318 d squadron
raf police training raf netherhaven july to sept 1959
posted to raf dishforthsept 1959tonov 1960
posted to raf notholt nov1960 until demobed june 1961.I worked in the main guardroom and also airfield southside guardroom.