“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.

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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…

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“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.jp_grief

 

“We are no foreigners to grief” another nugget from JP to help us through the rough and tumble of university life…

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JP and Ken McLean enjoying a moment in the unrelenting Glasgow sunshine between civil-defence sorties (fear not, Britain, we’ve got your back)…

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“Swordfish” and “Stingray” enjoying a refreshment before leaping to the skies once again in defence of the Realm.

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It’s the Real Thing…

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“We won’t let the sun go down on you…”

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Can you spot the odd one out ?

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Me and Dougies Roxburgh & Galletly

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Dougie Roxburgh in full lotus position

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…then a quick round of pocket billiards before next sortie

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Chris — “Where are they now ?” — Marrison

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F***k me!… I still can’t believe I flew in this thing (on summer detachment to Binbrook)

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Parked-up at Binbrook. Can you see my Ford Capri in the background ?

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“The Engineers they sing this song, ‘tarrum ****y **m,****y **m”

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Jim Love. Fabulous.

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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.

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