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Date Posted:13/10/04 20:11:31 Author:John Cooper Subject: Re: Base Singapore In reply to:
's message, "Base Singapore" on 13/10/04 16:54:19
Try this, I personally have had success in contacting old buddies and had more success this week.
Go to TELETEXT Page 152 SERVICEPALS on Channel 4 TV (UK Channel), have a read through how people word their search and do something similar for your Dad.
I wish you luck, also try John Holloways' advice as 'The Mutiny in the RAF' piece is historic and perhaps Pathe News through ITV might have some footage on this, however the latter part is VERY expensive to retrieve
Hi John Cooper;
I have watched the Mutiny in the RAF documentry, and this is where i saw what i thought was a shot of my father, with this i wrote to Hendon, where they sent me a copy of the original film, but still not sure if this is my father.
Tried Tele Text a few yrs ago with out any succes, however on my journey and holding info people have sent in my files, i have been able to put others in touch with each other.
But still unable to help myself.
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Re: Base Singapore -- David Lees, 3/09/06 16:45:57
I was atationed at RAF Changi FECS squadron in 1950-51 as an Air Wireless Mechanic. We had a variety of aircraft then including :- Dakotas, Valettas, Harvards, an Avro York, the AOC's Auster and a Dove. In those days the BOAC comet used to land at Changi en route for Australia. I remember a Canberra on a record breaking run from the uk to Australia, it came in with a faulty radio and I was expected to fix it. I'd never seen a Canberra before and took some time opening hatches before I could find the radio, when I did it was new to me, however I tightened all the connectors up and much to my relief it worked.