Smashing site well done, I'm sending some pix I took during an outing to the
Falklands in 1982, with 1Sqn Deployment Flight Wittering, depicting some of
the weather down there then. The GozomeBird one is the last of what was MT
RAF Stanley in Aug 82, finally we could come home, Chris Ditcham, The late
Jason Woods, Me(Mark Bonney), Kev 'Pepe le Peugh' Pearson, and Sam Weller.
MUddy and .. shows the local conditions, ASMT Stanley was the 2 TAC
bowsers, one RAF and one stolen, well miss directed from the port :-)
Thought I'd send in a few
pictures of one of the newest members of the MT Family. It's an
American built platform and search vehicle which is capable of going
125ft. There is only one and it's stationed at BZN. We also have a new
Canadian De-Icer (SDI), Pictures to follow hopefully.
fork lift, side loading Coventry Climax 13500lb
aircraft de-icing, low access
fuel servicing aircraft 10 ton, 3000 Gallon
with cherry picker
aircraft towing, Massey Ferguson MF40
lift Henley 10,500lb
hydra speed 7 ton crane
ton cargo with Hi-ab
removal unit, truck mounted
wheeled fork lift
sent this pic of the 'Old Sheds' from Coningsby 1994
Well done on a totally brilliant site.
I logged on for the first time last night and saw so many names that I recognised from years ago even after my comparatively short time in the RAF MT.
I only joined in '92 and it was great seeing the pictures of old trucks and cars that I've only heard of in the crewroom or at beer calls.
I've attached a photo of my old Bowser from Conningsby in 95-97, well actually it was old Queen Liz's truck but I looked after it for her for 3 years. It was one of the first Scammells delivered to the RAF (after looking through the paper work). It was delivered to the RAF in late '85 and allotted to either Lossie or Kinloss. On arrival to Conningsby in '95 It was resprayed (the wrong shade of green) so I took the opportunity to slap some yellow stickers on but got a bit carried away. After seeing a techie painting the wheels of a Spitfire, I found another way to fill my frustrated time whilst at Thunderstorm Level 1, and painted her wheels silver. After a few weeks L06 became known as the ICE-CREAM VAN. It looked superb but unfortunately it spent more time in MTSS than at Tanker pool.
More Photos (once I've dug them out) and Stories to follow soon. Daz Shaw
right is me delivering the bottled water to the accomodation in Deci in
87, gotta love those afternoons at the Fortes Beach Club and Nights at the
Bottom right is a shot from RAF Hereford in 85 of Two TM's, they were from
the Smash 'n' Grab unit RAF Abingdon, on detachment to recover a German Tornado that crashed
in the Black Mountains that week.