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'Three in Thirteen'
I have been contacted by one of our RAFFCA members, Peter Singleton, to let me know that Amazon have published a book called 'Three in Thirteen' It includes details of a Mosquito engagement ...

Started 25th Apr, 2017 at 10:20am by Grant Grafton
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By: Grant Grafton
Photos of RAF Madalena, Malta 1972-75
For anyone interested there are some photos of RAF Madalena together with a couple of snaps of a S259 detachment to Malta at the link below.

Started 18th Jan, 2010 at 6:26pm by Kerry Walsh
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By: Kerry Walsh
Battle of Britain
I was impressed with this short article:

Started 20th Dec, 2016 at 8:02am by Richard Jenner
1 300 Last Post 7th Jan, 2017 at 10:02am
By: Stuart McCullouch
A Special Day at Bawdsey Radar
The following link will take you to a YouTube video of the last day of opening at Bawdsey Radar Transmitter Block Museum prior to its extensive renovation:

Started 11th Oct, 2016 at 9:28am by Dave Lowry
1 352 Last Post 11th Oct, 2016 at 10:13am
By: Jan Cobb
Air Defence Radar Museum - S600 Radar Control Cabin
At the ADRM, RRH Neatishead, we have the Marconi S600 Transportable Radar and its Equipment Cabin on display. It has historical significance as it was the radar that was taken down to the South Atlant...

Started 11th Dec, 2015 at 7:27am by Dave Lowry
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By: Dave Lowry
RAF Madalena Malta 1972-1975
Just a message to Kerry Walsh.
Thanks for the Photographs etc, if your your memory fails I am the "Handsome" person middle row far right.
I had a feeling that some of those detachment pics ...

Started 24th Jul, 2011 at 3:18pm by vivian Gribble (Guest)
2 4,727 Last Post 22nd Dec, 2015 at 6:22pm
By: Francis-Xavier Zarb
ADRM, RRH Neatishead – Friends Day - Sat 19 September 2015
I attended the ADRM Friends Day as the FCA Museums Liaison Member, a ‘Friend’ and as a newly appointed Trustee. As the Manager, Beth Condie, and a number of Board of Trustees are new, its organisation...

Started 24th Sep, 2015 at 7:57pm by Dave Lowry
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By: Dave Lowry
Bawdsey Radar Reunion Association Lunch 12 Sep 2015 - Report
As our Association’s Museum Liaison Member and a Friend of Bawdsey Radar Trust I attended the Reunion Lunch on Saturday 12 September. It was a beautiful day and the old Manor and grounds looked specta...

Started 22nd Sep, 2015 at 4:00pm by Dave Lowry
1 1,401 Last Post 22nd Sep, 2015 at 7:52pm
By: Richard Jenner
National Commemoration Service - 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain
You can watch the service held in Westminster Abbey to commemorate and celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain featuring our very own Veteran Members, Patricia Clark (interview 26 minu...

Started 21st Sep, 2015 at 11:57am by Nick Loveday
0 1,131 Last Post 21st Sep, 2015 at 11:57am
By: Nick Loveday
75th Anniversary Celebrations - Photos
Matt Cockin and Dinz have kindly sent in their personal photos from the 75th Anniversary celebrations at Bentley Priory 12/13th June so I've created an album on our Facebook page so everyone can see t...

Started 15th Jun, 2015 at 3:07pm by Nick Loveday
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By: Nick Loveday
When did the RAF/NATO start using the ID Zombie?
Does anyone know when 'we' and/or NATO started identifying a 'potential hostile track' as a Zombie?
Did it pre-date the Cold War?
Grateful for any thoughts/info

Started 10th Jun, 2015 at 8:17pm by Nick Loveday
2 1,528 Last Post 15th Jun, 2015 at 10:05am
By: Richard Jenner
War, Trauma and Military Experience - A Dissertation Survey
I have been asked to assist in the publication of a survey that might be relevant to many FCA members and, indeed, to many others who are not members of the FCA. The survey is available at https://...

Started 3rd Jun, 2015 at 10:07pm by Jan Cobb
1 1,066 Last Post 10th Jun, 2015 at 12:09pm
By: Dave Lowry
RAFA AirMail Magazine Apr 2015
Check out this month's Airmail Magazine from the Royal Air Forces Association!
It has 5 pages telling the story of the creation of the Fighter Control Specialisation during 1940 and has personal ...

Started 10th Apr, 2015 at 2:11pm by Nick Loveday
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By: Nick Loveday
Boulmer Lookout Magazine - Latest Edition
Missing RAF Boulmer? You can catch up with all the goings on in their Magazine, Lookout....
....and ther...

Started 29th Sep, 2014 at 10:39am by Nick Loveday
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By: Nick Loveday
Transportable/Mobile Radar – Early Days
If anyone is interested I’ve just put out a piece on a very early RAF Radar Deployment here:-

Started 30th Jan, 2013 at 3:39pm by Gordon Carle
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By: Gordon Carle
Red Star ties
Does anyone know if you can buy replacement Red Star ties these days? I seem to have lost mine.
Alternatively… does anyone have one they wish to sell?
Also, I still go to a number of black ...

Started 13th Oct, 2011 at 6:27pm by Steve Morson
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By: Steve Morson
Saxa Vord 70's - Help with Identity
Looking for help for my Saxa Blog. This photo came from Kelvin Holmes & shows the C&R Evaulation team (Trappers/became ADGEEB) arriving on Unst in early to mid 70's. The guys in civvies - Roy Bullers,...

Started 30th May, 2011 at 10:22pm by Gordon Carle
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By: Gordon Carle
TV Programme of interest to the RAF - 3 Jul 2100 BBC2 - Coast
Sunday 3 Jul BBC2 2100hrs - Coast
Join Nick Crane and the Coast team when they visit the Inner and Outer Hebrides of Scotland and discover how the Royal Air Force has operated the Remote Radar He...

Started 30th Jun, 2011 at 4:50pm by Nick Loveday
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By: Nick Loveday
Mr Norman Lamb MP is to perform the re-opening of The Royal Air Force Air Defence Radar Museum near Horning at a VIP ceremony on Saturday 26 March. This reopening follows a period of refurbishment to ...

Started 18th Mar, 2011 at 9:10am by Nick Loveday
0 1,423 Last Post 18th Mar, 2011 at 9:10am
By: Nick Loveday
Instructor Jobs in Saudi Arabia
Hi Folks, just had a quick look through the membership list. Very good to see a lot of very familiar names.
Just a quick note - BAE is looking to take on two more WD instructors for work at the K...

Started 6th Oct, 2010 at 7:51pm by Martin O'Carroll
0 1,850 Last Post 6th Oct, 2010 at 7:51pm
By: Martin O'Carroll
Battle of Britain 70th
Just found this interesting article (well to me anyway) on the official RAF Battle of Britain web-site. It explains the Fighter Control system employed during the battle:

Started 11th May, 2010 at 4:47pm by Richard Jenner
0 1,248 Last Post 11th May, 2010 at 4:47pm
By: Richard Jenner
Where & When
I'd appreciate it if anyone knows where and when the photo was taken

Started 14th Jan, 2012 at 4:51pm by Gordon Carle
21 10,933 Last Post 7th Jun, 2012 at 4:45pm
By: Phelpsy
Fighter Directing Tenders
I am a retired RAF radar technician and worked on radars T7 to T87. The history of radar in the BoB and after is pretty well known but I was unaware that radar played a part in the D-Day landings in N...

Started 10th May, 2009 at 12:18am by John Langcake (Guest)
8 11,548 Last Post 26th Oct, 2010 at 7:01pm
By: Richard Jenner
Operation Crossbow
On 13th June 1944, the Germans launched their first attacks using the V1 Flying Bomb.  At 0425 hours, the first V1 to fall on London hit Grove Road Bridge in Bow; six people were killed.
The Ger...

Started 12th Jun, 2014 at 9:30pm by Nick Loveday
0 1,446 Last Post 12th Jun, 2014 at 9:30pm
By: Nick Loveday
Who & where Again
The 2 pictures attached are copyright of the Imperial War Museum. I'm trying to find out who is in the first picture (RAF Sopley  IC cabin in the 60's) and anything at all about the second - she's wor...

Started 11th Sep, 2012 at 10:23pm by Gordon Carle
0 1,841 Last Post 11th Sep, 2012 at 10:23pm
By: Gordon Carle
Saxa Vord - Red Star Board
Now that RAF Saxa Vord has closed, I wonder if anyone could cast any light on the whereabouts of the 'Red Star Board' which was inscribed with the names of all the controllers who controlled live QRA(...

Started 12th Mar, 2007 at 2:01pm by Alec Trevett
10 12,293 Last Post 6th Aug, 2010 at 9:26am
By: Steve Morson
Weekend TV Guide for battle of Britain Addicts!!
BBC4 SATURDAY 18 SEP 1900 -2000 AND 2100-2200
An evening dedicated to the Battle of Britain, bringing together World War Two historians, Battle of Brit...

Started 17th Sep, 2010 at 4:25pm by Nick Loveday
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By: Nick Loveday
Lightning 7-Ship over Boulmer
Dear all. 
Having a nostalgic moment or two, scanning in old negatives and thought I'd share some history with the attached photo.  I seem to remember this was a last flypast, either of one of t...

Started 2nd Oct, 2010 at 6:59pm by Chris Knapman
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By: Chris Knapman
Ministerial Statement - ASACS Basing Study
The Minister for the Armed Forces (Mr. Bob Ainsworth) 28 Oct 08:
I am able to inform the House today of the outcome of the Royal Air Force study that has been undertaken to consider the future b...

Started 29th Oct, 2008 at 8:17am by Nick Loveday
1 2,600 Last Post 29th Oct, 2008 at 8:58am
By: Jan Cobb
Gurkha Justice
The High Court has judged, recently, that the treatment being meted out to many Gurkhas in this country is unlawful. The Government has merely declared that it will consider the situation. I make no c...

Started 27th Oct, 2008 at 10:47am by Dave Lowry
4 2,969 Last Post 22nd May, 2009 at 5:54am
By: Jan Cobb
September is Doors Open in the Highlands and I was intrigued to see the Council opening their Emergency Centre which occupies a 1941 built former RAF Bunker.
I duly visited the cleanest bunker I ...

Started 6th Sep, 2010 at 8:23am by Richard Jenner
1 2,267 Last Post 6th Sep, 2010 at 8:33am
By: Richard Jenner
Where is Flt Lt (Rtd) Brian Webb
I am trying to track down Flt Lt (Rtd) Brian Webb (final posting was Neatishead!!). I would appreciate if anyone is aware of his address/contact number please contact me on the following:
alec [d...

Started 18th Mar, 2009 at 1:55pm by A A Hunt (Guest)
2 3,054 Last Post 5th May, 2009 at 4:59pm
By: Vince Taylor (Guest)
WO Jim Hudson Photos
Members may be interested in the attached web albums taken by my father, WO Jim Hudson, in Hong Kong (48-51) and Penang 68-71

Started 4th Nov, 2008 at 3:19pm by Steve Hudson (Guest)
1 2,273 Last Post 5th Nov, 2008 at 6:28pm
By: Mike Good
Red Star Intercepts from Saxa
Pat Goulborn has kindly sent me a picture of a Badger taken during an intercept he controlled from Saxa in 1971. I wondered if there were similar (Saxa) photos out there I could get copies of. If enou...

Started 17th Mar, 2013 at 5:52pm by Gordon Carle
2 2,632 Last Post 11th Apr, 2013 at 8:04pm
By: Gordon Carle
Madalena - Still Pumping Out Wigglies
Dear All
Just got back from a short family holiday in Malta (first time back there since detachments back in the early 70s with Plez, Wally Makepiece and Paul Barber). Went to visit the old RAF M...

Started 6th Jun, 2011 at 11:40am by Alec Trevett
4 5,300 Last Post 21st Feb, 2014 at 8:57pm
By: Francis-Xavier Zarb
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