RAF Middleton St. George

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RAF Middleton St. George

#1 Post by ian16th » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:32 am

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#2 Post by Boac » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:11 pm

Ah! Happy memories (or should that be mammaries.... :)) ) of times there both mil and civil.

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#3 Post by ian16th » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:17 pm

Boac wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:11 pm
Ah! Happy memories (or should that be mammaries.... :)) ) of times there both mil and civil.
Being a native of them parts, it never struck me as a desirable posting.

Seeing as I was almost always working on bomber kit, the chances of me getting posted there were very remote.
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#4 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:18 pm

Was obliged to drop in there once for customs clearance when I brought a jet back on a weekend (there was a war on). The chaps were remarkably reluctant to poke about among all the black and yellow bits of a fully live armed aeroplane ("What's in the ammo bay?","Ammo"), and much Cyprus brandy was enjoyed afterwards ;)))

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#5 Post by CharlieOneSix » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:04 pm

A great place! Back in the early 80's we used to decamp from ABZ for a few days at a time and take a particularly noisy new type of helicopter there for crew training. We were welcomed with open arms - something the local residents at ABZ did not do!

We never saw the ghost of Flying Officer Norman whilst we stayed at the old Officers' Mess, the St George Hotel...but there again we were never allocated rooms 50 or 51 which is where he embedded his Meteor in 1951.
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