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Another old codger
Post by joethebow on Dec 20th, 2005, 5:00pm
I arrived at 12 Sqn, Honnington, on 15 Dec 1969 when it consisted off 2 Buccs and 3 Hunters. Met my future wife at the Black Boy in Burry St Edmunds on 15 Jan and we married 8 weeks later on 15 Mar.
In Dec I went on my Fitters course returning 3 1/2 years later to ADSU where I first worked on the Red M team and then the Strikesight DWG line. Then to Germany where I spent 2 1/2 years on 15 and 6 months on 16 Sqn.
Then to Sealand where I spent 18 months on the Bucc Autopilot line.
While at CSDE Swanton Morley I was involved in the final Bucc Mod - the new Smiths Autopilot.
So I saw them in and I saw them out. I joined a year before they arrived and left a year after they retired.
So if you remember me let me know. Joe Bowman L Tech FS (Flight Systems) My wife was, and still is Thelma.
Re: Another old codger
Post by peelite on May 10th, 2014, 12:55pm
Got to Honington Sept 69.Worked ASF with Radar Chiefy Dave Hunt setting up Strike Sight. Did Bucc course at HMS Daedalus Lee-on-Solent...Posted to Laarbruch 71 worked in Avionics Centre, back to Honington 74 Avionics Centre again. Posted Sealand 77, Tech Author on Bucc instrument manuals,Inst.Dev.Flt.. Demob 82, all in all one way or another 13 years on Buccs.