The year 1958

Review Of 1958
RAF Get ‘bloodhound’ Missiles

A little music from the time . . .

All I Have To Do Is Dream – Everly Brothers
Conway Twitty It’s Only Make Believe
Smoke Get In Your Eyes The Platters


A Typical Day in the Life of a “DEV B” SAC at Watton 1957 – 1959 

A Typical Day in the Life of a “DEV B” SAC at Watton 1957 – 1959 

5043999 SAC Cox – Geoff to his friends! Our barrack block was on the airfield side of the camp, very close to No.2 hangar and it meant you had to be up pretty early if you were to venture the ½ mile across the square, past the guardhouse and across the main Norwich Road to have some breakfast at the cookhouse. More often than not it was a wash and a cigarette before being picked up by the “Garry” for the […]

Peter Long’s brief history of Watton – 1958

192 Squadron had been non-operational since mid-December 1957 awaiting its new Comet aircraft. No operational flights were flown during the month of January and the first Washington aircraft WW346 left Watton for Aldergrove and disposal. Comets XK663 and XK659 were delivered to 192 Squadron from Special Radio Installations Flight (SRIF) in early February and began operational flights immediately. By the end of the month both Comets had completed operational ‘Border’ Elint flights. A ceremony was held at Watton to mark […]