Also shout out to Steve Kitchen (my favorite "operator" who REALLY cleaned out the RYL facility), Jimmy Walker (of football and Lotus fame) , Carl Alexander (invaluable friend), Pete Hagert and Dawn (after work drinks at the Rod & Gun), Betty Cornwall (Rec Center director), Jim Mc Mahon (double dater), George Russell (right name? ), Ernest Stephens (beautiful wife can't remember her name). [email protected] Sakakeeny (9/8/17) We are organizing a reunion for all who might have served at RAF Chicksands over the decades.
I check back on the Bedford site from time to time to see If I can find info on any of us from "the war". An X2 at the Sands from 1973-75 and do remember a FEW of the names on your list I found on Bedford Council site.Some of the guys I remember were Dave Connors, Larry Dembaugh, Tom Eddleman, Bob Mc Nulty, Frank Appleton, Ernie Maldonado, Dick Quinn.Old age is getting me and I can't remember the names of most of the guys I knew. I remember Chicksands was in the middle of a big area of Brussel sprouts. One memorable evening Frank Appleton and I stayed at the Douglas House, a great place.To find out more about joining Bedford RAFA: https://org.uk/bedford/ Or information about other branches: https://org.uk/ Chicksands is still a beautiful place to live and work. King (24/1/17) a1c Clarence stationed at chicksands summer 1962 thru spring 1964 was assigned to antenna radio worked with e&i team from Germany installing flr-9 radio equipt.The friends of Chicksands Priory often run tours for visitors. lots of local people at base rod&gun club during dart spent several months at kirknewton air base edinbourgh lots of wonderful people over there.