Then and Now - C Flight

© 96th Entry



Mervyn Kelly

D0686611 d.o.b. 15 Mar 1944.

St Mawgan (42 Sqn) 63-65, Geilenkirchen (ASF) 65-67, Laarbruch (3 Sqn) 67-68, Ballykelly (Shacks) 68-71, Marham (IFR) 71-72, Akrotiri (70 Sqn RE) 72-75, Brawdy (Minors) 75-77, Brize Norton (Line TM and Base Hangar) 77-84.


Now retired ex-self employed Plumber - Electrician and 96th events organiser (and still looking for a replacement).




Rob Honnor

T0686605 d.o.b. 21 July 1944.


Leeming (Jet Provost) 63-65, Akrotiri (Canberra) 65-68, Cranwell (Jet Provost, Varsity) 68-70, Newcastle CIO 70-73, Victor K2 Crew Chief Course 74, Marham (55/57 Sqn Victor)75-81, Swanton Morley (CSDE) 81-84.


Marshall Aerospace 84 to 09: Tech Pubs, then Tristar Post Design Services (PDS), then Project Manager for all sorts of interesting things, including Belfast, Dominie, Meteor (Llanbedr and Martin Baker a/c) and Airfield Arrester Gear PDS.


Retired July 2009 and living in Cyprus.




Tony Martin

T0686622 d.o.b 6 Dec 1943


Honington (57 Sqn Victor) 63-65, Woodhall Spa (112 Sqn Bloodhound II) 65-66, Seletar (65 Sqn Bloodhound II) 66-67, West Raynham (41 Sqn Bloodhound II) 67-68, Benson (Argosy) 68-69, Episkopi (112 Sqn Bloodhound II) 69-72, Wyton (51 Sqn Canberra, Comet, Nimrod) 72-75, Brawdy (Hunter) 75-76, Laarbruch (16 Sqn Bucaneer) 76-79, Binbrook (LSSF) 79-83.


Rees Geophysical Mobile Seismic Survey Crew 83-84, Customs & Excise VAT Inspector 84-04


Retired June 2004.




Frank Baldry

686584 d.o.b 30 Aug 1944

Ballykelly (Shackleton) Sep 63- Dec 65, Jan 66 - Sep 67 Aden (113 MU & Beverley), Sep 67 - Sep 71 Brize Norton (VC10), Sep 71 - Sep 74 Akrotiri TASF (Auster to C-5 Galaxy - best posting ever), Sep 74 - Sep 76 Tern Hill (Gazelle), Sep 76 - Sep 78 Coltishall (Jaguar), Sep 78 - Sep 81 Laarbruch (Jaguar), Sep 81 - Apr 82 Marham - no post so back to Coltishall, Apr 82 - Sep 84 Coltishall (6 Sqdn Jaguar).


Self employed financial advisor.




John (Jock) Withey


Left Muhurraq Dec 66 with purchased discharge.


2 yrs at BEA Heathrow - Minor/Majors on Vanguard and Trident. (Loved London but hated shifts).

Scotland - Jack (Jock) of all trades.

TV salesman / Household items on credit / Insurance / Pensions / Property.

Mortgage Consultant / Property Valuer.

Bus driver (First Bus) / Taxi driver (NHS contracts)

Bingo Hall Manager.


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