“Remembering I have a long runway…” I believe this picture adorned the wall in the Flying Element toilet for a while after I left UGSAS.
Doug Galletly letting one go after a difficult sortie (due to previous night’s curry down at the “Touchma’ Hole”)….whilst engineer diligently checks for fumes in the cockpit…
“A problem shared is a problem halved”, a pearl of wisdom from JP who very successfully served as squadron relationship counsellor whilst not on flying duties.
“We are no foreigners to grief” another nugget from JP to help us through the rough and tumble of university life…
JP and Ken McLean enjoying a moment in the unrelenting Glasgow sunshine between civil-defence sorties (fear not, Britain, we’ve got your back)…
“Swordfish” and “Stingray” enjoying a refreshment before leaping to the skies once again in defence of the Realm.
It’s the Real Thing…
“We won’t let the sun go down on you…”
Can you spot the odd one out ?
Me and Dougies Roxburgh & Galletly
Dougie Roxburgh in full lotus position
…then a quick round of pocket billiards before next sortie
Chris — “Where are they now ?” — Marrison
F***k me!… I still can’t believe I flew in this thing (on summer detachment to Binbrook)
Parked-up at Binbrook. Can you see my Ford Capri in the background ?
“The Engineers they sing this song, ‘tarrum ****y **m,****y **m”
Jim Love. Fabulous.
Fast-forward to present-day. Sandy Bole and I refuelling our Bulldogs at Sywell. Thirty years after leaving the squadron, “you are always on our minds”. All The Very Best to UGSAS.