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All the Very Best for 2018
I Hope it Treats You Kindly.
About a year ago I mentioned that a chap called Al Alcroft has been trying to contact Billy Briggs. Unfortunately, the only information I have regarding Billy is that he was an Engines Fitter who resided in 1(A) Wing and was posted to Lindholme on graduation - along with Tyke Haywood. I have had no response to that request.
Al Alcroft has repeated his appeal for information regarding Billy, so I ask again, do any of you 1(A) Wing lads, or Engine Fitters, have any memories or post Halton information regarding Billy? If so, please let me know. Many thanks.
Dave George has sent me the sad news that Ian Bradstock has passed away. I have passed on the Entry's deepest sympathy to his widow Annette and to the other members of Ian's family.
Ian, who was trained as an Airframe Fitter in 3(A)Wing, was an enthusiastic member of the Entry association and contributed articles and news items to this website over the years. He will be well remembered by his friends and colleagues.
There is a scam doing the rounds at the moment. Somebody claiming to be from HMRC sent me an eMail explaining that they had overcharged me by several hundred £s following my recent self-assesment tax-return and wanted my account details so that they could refund me. Yea, that will be the day . . . .
Rod Whitehead sent me this video which promotes the latest ideas from the manufacturers of military Drones. Rod says he has already started to monitor eBay but has not come across anything that is suitable - as yet. To be honest, they scare the living daylights out of me as they seem capable of becoming the ultimate (controllable) weapon of mass destruction. If the counter weapons are drones that are able to identify and destroy such 'unfriendly' drones then the 'Steptoe & Sons' of the future should do pretty well out of the resulting piles of salvage.
ALL THE VERY BEST WISHES AND THE BEST OF HEALTH, DURING 2017, TO EVERY MEMBER OF THE ENTRY AND THEIR FAMILIES - AND INDEED TO EVERYONE ELSE WHO HAPPENS TO STUMBLE ACROSS THESE PAGES.
I have received an email from Bill Hardwick wishing everyone "A Happy New Year". He also mentioned that he had recently visited the website but had found no mention of the rumoured plans to close the whole of RAF Halton in the near(ish) future. Bill saw an article about this on the Forces TV channel and has sent in the relevant link.
Rumours of this event have been circulating for some time. The only thing that seems almost assured is that the Airfield will/has been sold off for housing development. The main site seems to be a different matter particularly because of the legal resposibilities of the government regarding (in particular) Halton House. The reason I haven't published anything on the matter is simply because I have no idea as to what will actually happen.