The year 1951


A little music from the time . . .

 

Commemoration of the Battle of Britain Saturday, 15th September, 1951

The following are scans of  the programme for RAF Watton’s Commemoration of the Battle of Britain on Saturday, 15th September, 1951                      …

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Central Signals 90 Group life in 1950 – 1952  By Roy Bending 

I was at RAF Watton Central Signals 90 Group, arriving about October 1950, having completed technical training at RAF St Athan. The conscription period had been increased from eighteen months…

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The View From The Cab The MT Driver’s perspective By John Beavin 

I arrived at Watton in Sept 1950 from 90 GP HQ Medmenham. I was an MT driver. I can only recall Lincolns being based at Watton at that time, there…

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Flying on 527 Squadron – Early 1950’s by Ralph Swift

All Material on this page is Copyright © Ralph Swift 2003  It is probably true to say that the jet aircraft design of the early 1950’s was still partly rooted…

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Peter Long’s brief history of Watton – 1951

Watton’s Last Lancaster TW864 retired at the end of January. During April, eight Gloster Meteor FMk8’s arrived at Watton’s Special Radio Installations Flight from RAF Wattisham to be fitted with…

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