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RAF Little Rissington in 1953
written by Tony Walsh



I was at Rissy in Coronation year having just returned from an extensive "tour" of the Middle and Far East with Examining Wing, our CO was an Australian Wg.Cdr. Russell Bell, on the trip however it was SQ.LdrAlistair Mackie who led us, we travelled in a Valletta.

The actual day of the Coronation was continual rain, a Fete of some kinds had been arranged, Entertainment Officer flt.Lt. Hutchinson, did a great job but the weather was another matter.

I was the vocalist (as we were called in those days) with the little dance orch, a wooden dance floor was covering the grassed area, the band however were undercover with one exception, me, I was on some kind of dais with the microphone, which of course was on a stand and could not be removed.

How I escaped being electrocuted as I quite literally was "singin in the rain" I will never know.

A great time was had by all, the thing is I have trouble remembering who "all" were now, a few names I recall, Cpl McKenzie and his wife,Gordon Rose, Ron Davey, WRAF ?. Poyser, its a long way back, would love to hear from anyone who was there at Rissy between 51-53.

One very sad memory i have is of the Meteor that crashed with the loss of two lives , during a sports day.




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