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 Air Radar Mechanic servicing and maintaining all the “Spec Ops” Air Interception and identification radar and wireless equipment on Washingtons until they were replaced by the Comet. I also did some limited work on the Canberra decoy.
I logged quite a few flying hours in the B29’s on their training flights and some on the Varsities that carried the ground crew to various destinations. When the Comet first appeared I had the opportunity to fly back to Farnborough several times to enable the engineers to check the many instruments that were installed to check stress levels on the airframe.

 

192 Squadron Washington
192 Squadron Washington
192 Squadron Washington
192 Squadron Washington
192 Squadron Washingtons
192 Squadron Washingtons
192 Squadron Washington

2 thoughts on “More Washington pictures from 192 Squadron”

  1. I was posted to RAF Watton as a SAC Air Radar Mech.1959=my position was servicing Jamming equipment in a little hut that contained a Fara day Cage -very dodgy-but I survived till 1961 and civi street-Now after 60 years I am helping in the Museum at Watton that contains all the infro aand films .Lots of visits from former RAF and enquires from the Americans from 1943/5.

  2. Hi Eric
    I remember you on A flight,( Flt Sgt “Larky” Lark in charge) I was there from 1954-1958
    Hope you are keeping well
    Roger Manning

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