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When did it close down? I’ve been in Australia for the past 32 years. Have been back to UK several times, one of which was in 2004. Drove to Bridgenorth to see what I could remember and asked the way to the camp. "Oh, you mean the RAF camp? Closed down mate, several years ago."
Anyway, have fond memories (even if I didn’t think so back then). Was in A Squadron (red plastic disk behind our cap badge). This was mid-1960 (July I believe).
We travelled by train from Cardington, then coached to the camp.
Recall seeing some airmen painting paving stones with small paint-brushes and others cutting grass with small sissors! Found out later on that D squadron had just passed out and were having a lend of us new arrivals!
About DIs swearing ... our DI copped a stern talking to by the padre. You see, we were marching back and forth and our DI decided we weren’t up to it, so he let fly a string of unflattering jargon at the top of his voice. The padre came out of his office, ordered the DI to halt us and took him to one side. Upon his return, a very red-faced DI dismissed us for the day!
Ah! Those were the days!
Cheers for now.