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Joint Forces Pajama party 1978
In this photograph, Lt S.C. Thynne RFC demonstrates the use of a hand-held camera for photographic reconnaissance in the back seat of a Nieuport aircraft. Lieutenant-Colonel J.T.C. Moore-Brabazon designed the first effective aerial camera in 1915.
R to L Don Lambert, Alan Chandler, Joe Fricker, Dave Garrod, ??, Norman Hiles, Mick “Paddy” Dewes (clerk) and Bob Jones
PRU JHQ 1977-78
Chris Vaughan right CyYardley centre Rick Rickwood SAC to Sq Ldr not bad going left far left plotter unknown
Dave Humphrey, Major General Patrick Cordingly, Caroline Carey (NMA), Mal Price, John Freestone. Photo: Ian Dunning
Two legends: Howard Lees with Jack Eggleston pictured in the JSOP Museum, 1996
Film Process training
RIC RAFLuqa , L – R Al Brown , Bob Gomes, Alan Saunders, Dave Males, Stephen Allsopp
Dave Archdale on the right
1 2 Ian Ferguson 40th course B/E 3 Dave Julian 4 5 6 7 Mo Roberts 8 9 Stewart Grant or Paddy Gold 10 Dave Males 11 Rick Guttery. 12 13
No 1 Mobile Field Photographic Section RAF Wahn Germany 1956
This is really going back in time: 46 Basic, Wellesbourne Mountford 1962. Still in touch with Dave Hart, Dave Coaker and Brian Richards (who’s not in the photo). We passed out in January 1963, a terrible winter you oldies will remember. Dave Hart transferred to the Army and ended up as an RE regimental sergeant major, Brian Richards lives in Perth and worked for National Geographic, Dave Coaker lives in Plymton, Plymouth and in his 80s now. I last heard of Terry Burgon living in Portugal. I know Shiela married a Cpl photog, John somebody on 16 Sqn at Laarbruch, but I don’t know what happened to rest of the course. Mike Speake
The sergeant in charge of the Photography Section at Bétheniville, France, glazing aerial reconnaissance prints inside a Mobile Darkrooms tender.
Names top to bottom, L to R: Dave Ambrose, Ian Ferguson, Gideon Robertson, Andy Gray, Pete Endersby (Elec), John Gray, Mo Roberts, Tony Greenhalgh, Paul Brownlee, Ian Walker, Rick Guthrey, Keith Franklin, John Plimmer.
Not 100% sure if I’ve spelt the names right but – Back row, 1st from left: Alex Humphrey; 8th from left, Pete Symcock; 9th from left, Dave Stevens; 10th from left, Bill Breeton. Front row, 8th from left, Graham Drudge-Coates.