The year 1959
A little music from the time . . .
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 […]
That was the question asked by myself and 3 or 4 other ‘erks’ after passing our trade training at RAF Shawbury. We were all destined for Air Traffic Control at RAF Watton. The answer we got was ‘Oh, I don’t know – I think it is somewhere near Leighton Buzzard’. Road maps were consulted which yielded nothing. Then we turned to the various publications produced by our masters, the RAF. Ah! Ah! It is in Norfolk. The year was 1959, […]
The Surface to Air Guided Weapons (SAGW) Wing Headquarters, to be known forever after by those not closely involved as ‘The Radar Site’ was completed and taken over by No 24 SAGW Wing in April. 24 Wing was a Fighter Command unit belonging to 12 Group and would be responsible for the control of three new operating squadrons, No’s 242, (Marham), 266 (Rattlesden) and 263 (Watton) Surface to Air Missile Squadrons. These squadrons, not yet operational, would be equipped with […]