Station Police section at RAF Melksham, 1949.

Only known identities are...

back row: Sgt K G Gould (NCO i/c) (4th from left), Fred Senior (3rd from left). 2nd from right in back row is 'Nip' and 2nd from left may be Ted Gee.

Front row: Alan Shepherd (extreme left), Jim Bew (2nd from right).

Does anyone know any of the others?

Taking advantage of the training and with perseverance,  we emerged as  Junior Technician  Electrical Fitters - Air.   

Absent from the photo is Chalkie White of Winchester.

DOUGLAS (JOCK) BEATH

This photo shows the inside of our hut which I think was W17 and gives a typical view of RAF 'bods' relaxing.

Phil Ridgway

This photo shows myself and the others sitting outside of the hut and some background of the camp can be seen. I now notice that the hut seems to be clad in asbestos!

Phil Ridgway

I have found a very tatty concert programme from that time and have photographed it as best I can.

Roy Wiltshire

 

I have found a very tatty concert programme from that time and have photographed it as best I can.

Roy Wiltshire

 

 

This is a group photo of all my comrades at the time (I am front row third from right) but it is a poor (old) photo.

Chris Goodchild

Photo taken Aug. 1954 outside band billet W3

Jeff Reeves said he had no photos of Melksham but he is in this one!

Reading left to right

Cottis, Winglade, Boyle, Armitage,
Reeves, Birch, Young,
Morley, Turner.

George Lewis

Here is a photo of a few of us at Melsham in 1964. We were on a IFG Course.

Can anyone out there remember who they were?

Iím squatting in front. Len Robinson is on the right. Ali from the Jordan Air Force is in the white waistcoat. Next to Len is Dave ???? and next to him is Les ?????.

 John Moore

December 1958

This is myself at that time I was just 20 years old. I am dressed in my tropical kit as a "lark". I did not go on any leave from Malaya but went straight from disembarkation to Melksham (This was very unusual and most likely not strictly legal, but there were reasons for this. I think, but may be wrong that trouble in the middle east (Aden) had thrown troop movements from the Far East into confusion)

Sid Owen

December 1958

Three airmen dressed for guard duty. I do not recall their names. All are SAC's note the marksman's crossed rifels on the nearest man. The "Blancoed webbing and small packs. Greatcoats were necessary outside as it was "bloody freezing". The individuals in background would be huddled around the coke stove.

Sid Owen

December 1958

Two of the lads fooling around. These also would have been on the Elect Fitter (air) course. Unfortunately I do not remember their names.

Sid Owen

A sleeping ? airman. Note the tatty state of the curtains. I don't remember Melksham being so run down, but evidently it was.

Sid Owen

A few of the lads whiling away the evening. Of course there was much to study and pay did not stretch to many nights out. One might wonder why so many wear pyjamas. The answer is that it was so bloody cold. Some even wore their pyjamas under their uniform in the day for warmth. The lad on the left I recall came from Norfolk and I believe his father was a village policeman. Again note the tatty curtain and rough fittings.

Sid Owen

I enclose a photo of Electrical Instructors in 1948. outside No.4.hanger.

                 Arwyn (Johnny) Thomas.