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                                  Schleswigland - Steamer Point - Shawbury - Stoney Cross - Syerston -
 
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SCHLESWIGLAND,.
 
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Schleswig 017
 
Schleswig 021
 
 
 
 
 
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STEAMER POINT.
 
 Steamer point
 
 
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SHAWBURY.
  Shawbury
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STONEY CROSS.
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SYERSTON.
 
Syerston
 
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THORNEY ISLAND.
 
Thorney 20island
 
 
 
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TOPCLIFFE.
 
Topcliffe
 
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UPAVON.
 
 Upavon
 
Raf upavon 1951 52
 
Above sent to me by Clifford Johnstone, R.A.F. Upavon Oct 1951 - Mar 1952.
Clifford is in the back row 6th from left.
 
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The following photo was sent in by Ken Thomas.
Taken at RAF Upavon – Headquarters of Transport Command.
 
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It was an event, fortunately captured in a photograph that normally goes to posterity by word of mouth only. My estimate is that the height was probably 5 or 6 feet higher than an assault course training wall. The airman was uninjured and seemed to have been a bit of a regular daredevil prone to spontaneous acts for money. In this case it was about 2/6d. Ken is in the photo at the bottom RH corner.
 
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The following was sent in by Ken Thomas, of his last day in the RAF.
I have an amusing anecdote to relate of an event that happened on my demob day at RAF Upavon, It was at 1200 on 1st March 1958.
Civvy Street beckoned me at the bus stop on the A342 at Upavon camp. I reached the guardroom to give my final farewell to the RAF. My local friendly RAF policeman decided, on the whim so to speak, that he would give me the once-over so that I was presentable to be set loose to the civilian public. It was a microscopic inspection only stopping short of making me remove my shoes to check for holes in socks etc. He really searched to find something and with a whoop of joy he found a flaw – a tiny moth hole in my beret! This gave him reason to make me miss the civvy bus. He refused to let me pass until I had purchased a brand new beret and he had approved my wearing of it.
I was now in a dilemma. The bus I needed had long gone before my release and the only train home from Pewsey wouldn’t wait for me. My smirking policeman was watching from a distance. They say that every cloud has a silver lining and mine certainly did on that day. A very kind RAF Officer had seen my distress. I think he was a Wing Commander. He had fetched his car and took me and all my kit to Pewsey railway station in time for my train home.
What had been one mans ‘spite’ was turned by another mans ‘benevolence’ into ‘my memories’.
 
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UXBRIDGE.
 
 
Uxbridge
 
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