The year 1956

A little music from the time . . .

 

Harris Barnett Levin(e)

Harris Levin’s son David has passed these images of paperwork his father kept relating to his time on National Service from 1954 to 1956, including the 1955 Christmas Dinner Menu…

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David Fossey Cpl Tech – my time here

I was posted from RAF Yatesbury to CSE Watton in September 1954 and worked there as a Cpl Tech Air Wireless Fitter until September 1957. During my term there we…

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More Washington pictures from 192 Squadron

Eric O’Brien Ex. 192 Squadron, RAF Watton. B29 Air Radar Mechanic. 1956/1957, got in touch and has donated theses great pictures. Eric writes . . . I worked as a…

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192 Squadron Washingtons by Dave Forster 

192 Squadron acquired three RB-29As as replacements for its three Lincolns in the first half of 1952. The first two aircraft (WZ966, WZ967) arrived at Watton in April and were…

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Peter Long’s brief history of Watton – 1956

During the month of February, a Washington aircraft of No.192 Squadron carried out a sigint gathering operation under the control and on behalf of Bomber Command. The sortie lasted a…

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