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RFC, RAF, A&AEE, USAAF Martlesham Heath 100 years old 1917-2017




John Cooper wrote:
Ex Martlesham Heath Veterans that will be attending the MH100 celebrations at Martlesham Heath on July 8/9th 2017
 
Richard Allison  MH was my late Uncle's parent unit after he had finished his 30 Ops as a Mid-Upper Gunner on Lancs although he worked at the recruiting office in the Buttermarket Ipswich before being posted away to Dorset.  

Neil Glen   Arrived Martlesham Heath around January 59 , posted to 11 Group Comm. Flt  and left January 60

Mike Kirby R/T. D/F. Op. 2 Homer

Stan Miller R/T. D/F. Op. 2 Homer [Stan on the left with fellow Martlesham OB John McCulloch at the revetments]

Stan Miller [on left] and John McCulloch [010818].jpg

Maureen Scrivener the daughter of the late Tom Scrivener

Jack Serjeant My father just told me about him being based in Suffolk 1946 to 48 as bleu Working in Shq. He was one of five who having attended the pay clerk course at credenhill, Hereford pay accounts, were posted to mh to set up the accounts section previously from felixstowe. My father was in fact the cpl who calculated the pay bleu and along side the accounts officer would carryout the PP. He is 83

Jack is on the right of this photo

MH Jack Serjeant age 18 on right in 1947 a.JPGMH Jack Serjeant aged 18 on right 1947.JPG

Vic Skeet Douglas Bader's mechanic  https://www.facebook.com/MH100UK/?pnref=story

Barry & Pam Elliott, Barry is the son of the late Sgt. Ronald Elliott B.E.M who served twice at MH in 1936/37 at A&AEE as an Aircraft & Airframe Fitter and from 1949/54 this time on BlEU/BB and A&IEU, Barry & Pam will be attending, Barry is himself an ex Telegraphist Royal Air Force 

 

Derek Prentice was stationed at RAF MH 1957-58 in SHQ at/on PBX

Clive Batten 

I would like to comfirm that my brother was stationed  at Martlesham during the Second World War at the same time when Douglas Bader was there

 

Ted Warner stationed at RAF MH Aug 1955-May 1957 as an Aircraft Engine Mechanic

 

It is hoped that Stanley Chambers will join us next year, the remarkable Stanley is 100 years old, an ex Spitfire pilot who flew out of Martlesham Heath and joins in the mirth on this thirty minute video https://youtu.be/dM4EMzxFrfU Stan was born in Ipswich and still resides in the townsmile A privilege to be in your company today Stan!
A Stanley Chambers   DSC_2951.JPG
The family of Prince Alexander Obolensky the former England Rugby International and Hurricane Pilot https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Obolensky
Prince Obolensky statue DSC_4325.JPG
The son of Preston Easley Fighter Pilot of the 356th Fighter Group  USAAF  http://www.bbc.co.uk/suffolk/content/image_galleries/martlesham_heath_control_tower_2006_gallery.shtml?10
MHAS Preston Easley Jr DSC_2804.JPG
Dennis Hall coming from Geneva Swiss at RAF MH 1952-54
David Bloomfield MHAS Member had a relative who worked on the Avro Lincoln with the jet engines, David also flew out of MH as a CCF Cadet from Woodbridge Scholl
John Hought SHQ Office 'P2' 1953-54 
Tom Cook Jnr son of 356th FG 1st Thomas Cook see here 
http://rafinsuffolk.activeboard.com/t40728548/lt-thomas-ta-cook-fighter-pilot-usaaf/
Derek 
Theobald 1957 as an Air Wireless Fitter and worked on the aircraft of both Bombing Trials (BT) Flight and  B.L.E.U.  This was during the transfer
Bill King 
My father Flight Sgt Bill King seved at  R.A.F Martlesham Heath on and off throughout his career He played Football for the R.A.F and Suffolk county [from Peter King]
Mike Corston stationed on The heath in the early 1950's in 'C' hangar 
Mary Bowery via son Alan member of BLEU
Capt William Walden Hammond RFC RAF set up the Photography Flight via his great neice Vicky Gunnell Ref 
June 2nd 2017 Vicky Gunnell will give a talk, "Through the Eye of a Camera." A profile of Captain William Walden Hammond - WW1 pioneer photographer and a member of her family.
Fred Yule on the Heath as a Ground Electrician 1956
David Theaker R/T D/F see here https://mh100.org.uk/2017/02/06/martlesham-heath-posting/
Robin Coen daughter of Oscar Coen DFC an American of 71 Squadron [Eagle] Squadron RAF
Family of Peter Provenzo an American of 71 [Eagle] Squadron
We have confirmed at least 17 family members of 71 Eagle Squadron that will be attending from the USA 
https://mh100.org.uk/2017/05/07/the-eagle-squadrons-connection/
Family of MICHAEL G. McPHARLIN 71 Eagle Squadron RAF
Family of Hubert L Stewart   71 Eagle Squadron RAF

Edward Bell Stores 1958 
*Air Commodore Robert Lightfoot AFC RAF RTD ex MH 1958 http://www.mhas.org.uk/Air%20Commodore%20Robert%20Lightfoot.pdf
 

John [Gary] Cooper MHAS Member, detached from RAF St Mawgan to Martlesham Heath from July to September 1960 with the University of Birmingham Air Squadron [UBAS], trade aircraft engine mechanic

jcmh.jpg

 

 

 

 *New addition [Total MH Veteran to date = 29]

 

 







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-- Edited by John Cooper on Thursday 29th of June 2017 07:10:51 PM

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55 days and counting https://www.flickr.com/photos/128019386@N05/34513811192/



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There are now 20 visitors from the USA coming to the event who are family members of The Eagle Squadron #71 Squadron 



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See here for updates of events http://rafinsuffolk.activeboard.com/t62967564/whats-on-for-mh100/



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All the routes to MH100, car parking [inc disabled parking], bus route etc are shown here https://mh100.org.uk/



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