This is the group photo of my ATC squadron on summer camp at RAF Watton in the early 1960s. I (Alan Bond) am in the front row – seated 3rd from right.
The squadron number 2235, was and still is located in Deal Kent.
We spent a week at Watton during the school summer holidays, we were accommodated in the airmen’s accommodation blocks and ate in the mess which were the other side of the road and we marched there and back every mealtime.
During the week we toured the station, spent a day on the range firing .303 Lee Enfield which gave a much stronger kick than .22 which we were used to firing on the local TA indoor range.
We were allowed to select a section from the station to spend the day with, I spent my day with the wheel and tyre section. We also had a couple of air experience flights, flying in the back seat of DH Chipmunk and a twin engined aircraft which I think may have been a DH Devon which I believed was based at Watton at the time.
We also enjoyed the use of the NAFFI.