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A picture of Tennal Grange being built, featured in a news story on the Birmingham mail website from September 2014. Copyright and reference of the photo is owned by the Birmingham mail (The photo is theirs).

Link to the news article     http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/nostalgia/nostalgia-see-how-much-harborne-7709787

 
 
I was at 399su for two tours ,one in 1965 to 66 then out to 264su in Cyprus returning again in 1969.
In 1972 I along with 11 others were sent out to 276su at short notice for 9 months returning in mid 1973.
Ending my service there in 1977,isnt it a small world !
 
Any how to get back to the original purpose of the e mail will now attach the photo to this reply .
Incidently since the other day a couple of names have come to me , the WO was Sid Warwick  and the cadet sgt was Ron Harrison, the names suddenly came to me at 3 am this morning.
 
On the photograph I am in the centre of the back row . Dereck Baldwin is 2nd from left in centre row and Dennis Olivier is 4th in from the left.  I was looking on the net again yesterday and fell across another website concerning the squadron and was surprise to see a paper cutting referring to a trip to RAF Brize Norton , this I do recall attending it was fairly early in my time with 485 and was quite exciting for all of us to see B47 bombers at close hand.
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485 Squadron Summer Camp Royal Air Force Hendon 27th July to 3rd August 1957.

 

 Summer Camp Royal Air Force Chivenor
  485 Squadron Summer Camp Royal Air Force Chivenor Summer of 1958.
Two photos above kindly submitted by Roger Burgess ex 485 Sqn A.T.C.(1957 to 1959)
Odiham
Above a photo of an annual camp at RAF Odiham in 1976.
The photo was kindly sent to the squadron from a former member,  Alan Moulsdale (Flt Sgt) of 485 Squadron between 1975 to 1981.
He remembered the people on this photo as the follwing.
 
Rear rank, left to right W/O Short, F/Sgt B O'Neil, Sgt P Griffiths, Unknown, Cpl Yates, Myself, W/O Healey & Flt Lt Barnes (CO).
 
Front rank, left to right Cpl Payne, Cdt Reeve, Cdt Pullen, Cdt O'Brien, Cdt Phipps.
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This Photo taken in 1958, appeared in the Birmingham Evening Mail newspaper in 2005.  It was seen by John Brindley's grandson who instantly recognised his grandad in the photo.  The photograph was sent into the newspaper by Vic Cobden another ex cadet of 485 squadron. From the article the two ex cadets got back in touch with each by phone.  "It was 45 years since they had last spoken and lost contact". In 2006 the squadron held a sponsored 24 hour drill fundraising event which was published in the Birmingham Evening Mail newspaper from this Vic Cobden contacted the squadron and also let us know about John Brindley.  We arranged for the two ex cadets to meet at the squadron Headquarters, where they first met each other many years early, this was the first time that they had seen each other in person in 45 years.

They commented on how much the Squadron building had changed and glad to see two items which have remained in the HQ for a number of years, a large propeller in the Cadets Mess which is of unknown origin and the retired 485 Standard which was replaced in 1998.