"Pup 150 Flyer"
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After having read all the contributions and all apologies etc made and accepted back to the original thread. I will try not to use ’Expletives’ for an ex-welsh miner -- Difficult. especially regarding things ’Modern’
Anyway, I was at Bridgnorth Jan 1960.
I saw ’Johnny Kid and the Pirates’ at live show at Cardington, the journey by train from Cardington to Bridgnorth took bl--y ages.
We had a bus ride from the station to the camp, where we were shouted at etc. I was ex-ATC cadet so it really didn’t bother me too much.
But a few of the National Service guys had never been away from home and some were really upset--Sobs in the billet in the middle of the night.
It was hard going 05:00 -- break the ice to shave -- breakfast and on parade by 07:00.
But it was 4 months I enjoyed. Mainly because I was going on to better things -- trade training,12 SofTT at RAF Melksham Wiltshire, and working with aircraft which is what I had joined up for. Training which has stood me in good stead ever since.
Good Times-- Good Mates -- Plenty of Laughs.
I forget the Squadron but I was in 40 Flight. As has already been said the DIs worked hard to knock civvy street out of us