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My beautiful picture
My beautiful picture
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.
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.
The sergeant in charge of the Photography Section at Bétheniville, France, glazing aerial reconnaissance prints inside a Mobile Darkrooms tender.
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
No 1 Mobile Field Photographic Section RAF Wahn Germany 1956
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
Dave Archdale on the right
RIC RAFLuqa , L – R Al Brown , Bob Gomes, Alan Saunders, Dave Males, Stephen Allsopp
Film Process training
Two legends: Howard Lees with Jack Eggleston pictured in the JSOP Museum, 1996
Dave Humphrey, Major General Patrick Cordingly, Caroline Carey (NMA), Mal Price, John Freestone. Photo: Ian Dunning
Chris Vaughan right CyYardley centre Rick Rickwood SAC to Sq Ldr not bad going left far left plotter unknown
PRU JHQ 1977-78
R to L Don Lambert, Alan Chandler, Joe Fricker, Dave Garrod, ??, Norman Hiles, Mick “Paddy” Dewes (clerk) and Bob Jones
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.