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In here you'll find those threads that have long since passed their 'sell-by' date! They may, though, still be of historical interest to the casual viewer, although they are all locked and no new contributions can be added.
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'Home' Button comes home...
To add some consistency between the 2 parts of the site, I have made the 'Home'  button - in the bar above - link to the Home page of the main site (and I have removed the special button that I had in...

Started 11th Sep, 2008 at 9:10am by Jan Cobb
0 1,967 Last Post 11th Sep, 2008 at 9:10am
By: Jan Cobb
 Board Topics
Update - Phil Angus
You will all be as relieved and delighted as I am to find out that Phil Angus has successfully come through a major operation to remove a benign brain tumour that was apparently the 'size of a small p...

Started 13th Jul, 2010 at 9:37pm by Nick Loveday
29 24,569 Last Post 10th Oct, 2010 at 4:34pm
By: Nick Loveday
Wartime Memories - Reminiscences Sought
I have been contacted by a Derek Clements, who is seeking wartime reminiscences. Here is his email:
You may have heard that I am collecting _*previously unpublished*_
stories of RAF perso...

Please contact Derek direct if you have anything to offer.

Started 12th May, 2007 at 10:03pm by Jan Cobb
0 3,003 Last Post 12th May, 2007 at 10:03pm
By: Jan Cobb
Thanks - Headley Court Result
Thanks to all members who posted on the Downing street page to allow SSAFA to convert the 7 bedroom house for the relatives of family visiting patients at Headley Court.

Started 2nd Aug, 2007 at 2:25pm by Tony Pleasant
3 5,233 Last Post 3rd Aug, 2007 at 9:32am
By: Jan Cobb
Calling All Old Comrades from RAF Staxton Wold
The following plea was placed in the Scarborough Evening News 20 Mar 07:
"I am keen to trace any of my old National Service comrades who served at RAF Staxton Wold during the period 1954 to 1957....

Started 21st Mar, 2007 at 9:24pm by Nick Loveday
2 3,327 Last Post 23rd Mar, 2007 at 9:12pm
By: Admin 1
Congrats to the ADRM!!
Congrats to the ADRM which has just been named the 2007 Best Small Visitor Attraction

Started 22nd Apr, 2007 at 5:41pm by Nick Loveday
1 2,918 Last Post 22nd Apr, 2007 at 9:47pm
By: Greg Hammond
Minor catastrophe! - Panic Over!
Something seems to have gone awry with the main website, although the message board is still functioning. It appears as though the main server has failed somehow, but I'm looking into it.
Please ...

Started 29th Nov, 2007 at 9:40pm by Jan Cobb
6 6,841 Last Post 3rd Dec, 2007 at 10:39pm
By: Gil Stenson (Guest)
Am I also still a member???
Hi all, I have also totally lost touch with the FCA over the past couple of years, mainly due to numerous postings and op tours!  Am I still a member, and how do I get a login account to the website i...

Started 26th Sep, 2007 at 1:34pm by Stevie Christian(Guest) (Guest)
1 1,723 Last Post 26th Sep, 2007 at 9:53pm
By: Jan Cobb
Royal Saudi Air Force Membership
As part of my current assignment and location, I have met a number of Saudi and Kuwaiti Fighter Controllers (past and present) who express a great deal of interest in the Association. A couple of Gene...

Started 3rd Jul, 2007 at 8:36am by Steve Colwill(Guest) (Guest)
3 4,743 Last Post 8th Jul, 2007 at 7:44pm
By: Richard Jenner
BBC - WW2 People's War - Fighter Control
Dear All
Thought this might be of some interest to those interested in FC history.  It's the memories of Joyce Anne Deane (nee Morley) who started the war as a Plotter (went to a reception depot ...

Started 14th Sep, 2007 at 4:55pm by Ian Price
2 4,776 Last Post 17th Sep, 2007 at 11:13am
By: Tony Pleasant
WARZONE, Channel 5, 2100hrs starting Monday 5 Jan 09
The following may be of interest to the RAF community....
WARZONE - an 8-part observational documentary series about life on Kandahar Airbase starts on Channel Five on Monday January 5th at 9pm.<...

Started 2nd Jan, 2009 at 10:17am by Nick Loveday
9 33,580 Last Post 12th Nov, 2009 at 11:19pm
By: steve erridge (Guest)
Open Invite - Wg Cdr Paddy Stevens' Retirement Pub Crawl 20 May
Many of you will know that Wg Cdr Paddy Stevens is retiring from the Service later this year.
To celebrate his time in the RAF (and ensure he leaves  Smiley) we are planning a CAMRA Pub Crawl (plus f...

Started 9th Apr, 2008 at 7:59pm by Nick Loveday
0 3,164 Last Post 9th Apr, 2008 at 7:59pm
By: Nick Loveday
New Page Posted
For those interested I have just posted an article submited by Kelvin Holmes about controlling Lightnings from Patrington.  Its under OS(FC) Info on the main site and entitled Lightning (couldn't fit ...

Started 23rd Apr, 2007 at 10:05pm by Admin 1
4 14,858 Last Post 5th Jun, 2007 at 1:53pm
By: Kelvin Holmes (Guest)
Gurkha VC hero denied Brit Citizenship
Dear all,
Whilst I know this is not directly related to FC matters, the good folk on ARRSE, PPRUNE and RUM RATION have highlighted the despicable treatment meted out by the Immigration Service to...

Started 30th May, 2007 at 3:08pm by Admin 1
2 2,554 Last Post 1st Jun, 2007 at 9:09pm
By: Admin 1
Geoff Hewett - Leaving the Service
Dear all,
Geoff Hewett is leaving the Service.  In fact he has already taken up a civilian post within the Air Cadet organisation at RAF Cranwell.  He will be dined out of the Service at an AWC L...

Started 9th Oct, 2007 at 9:34am by John Fearon(Guest) (Guest)
1 3,511 Last Post 13th Dec, 2007 at 12:05pm
By: Dave Jones
Members would wish to know that it was announced in the House of Commons by Minister (Armed Forces) on Thursday 10 Jan that RAF Boulmer will now remain as the ASACS Hub and will not close, as previous...

Started 13th Jan, 2008 at 6:26pm by Ginge Crayford
1 1,827 Last Post 18th Jan, 2008 at 8:58pm
By: Nick Gadd
Am I still a member??
I appear to have lost touch with the FCA and wish to check up on the status of my membership.  I know I haven't updated my DD with the FCA's new bank details and for sure, having moved house 3...

Started 20th Jun, 2007 at 4:41pm by Chris Franklin(Guest) (Guest)
10 10,531 Last Post 18th Aug, 2007 at 9:01am
By: Raymond Johannessen - Ex Member
Association Newsletter
Dear All
For those who have had an opportunity to read the minutes of the AGM (held in April; link to pdf file in the Member's area), you might have noticed that there was an action on the new Ch...

Started 28th Aug, 2007 at 11:35pm by Jan Cobb
0 3,095 Last Post 28th Aug, 2007 at 11:35pm
By: Jan Cobb
RAF Fylingdales - New Website
For all you folks who wonder what keeps me busy during the day as well as all the anoraks out there......check out our new website:
It is still a work in progr...

Started 18th Apr, 2007 at 9:00pm by Nick Loveday
6 8,288 Last Post 11th Jun, 2008 at 12:47pm
By: Mal Owen (Guest)
Am I Still a member?
Not sure you still have me down as a member; if you do can you send me the DD form and also email my forum login name and password because I seem to have forgotten those; Doh!

Started 20th Nov, 2007 at 9:58pm by Alan Callow (Guest)
1 3,699 Last Post 21st Nov, 2007 at 6:50am
By: Jan Cobb
Never been here before - nice site Spotter!
I am expecting to host a visit to RAF Scampton this Saturday, but the  vagaries of the DII(C) that we have are currently denying me the ability to send...

Started 26th Apr, 2007 at 8:59pm by Simon 'Dick' Treacy(Guest) (Guest)
8 5,255 Last Post 4th May, 2007 at 3:25pm
By: Tony Pleasant
Feedback Required in preparation for AGM 2008
Dear All
At the AGM this year, Tony Pleasant requested that he be given some feedback on the venue that had been chosen for the event. At Item 6, the Entertainments Member's Report, was the decis...

Started 28th Aug, 2007 at 11:46pm by Jan Cobb
1 1,985 Last Post 29th Aug, 2007 at 5:48pm
By: Nick Loveday
Spring Reunion Weekend 2008
Information about the Spring Reunion for 2008 can be found in the member's area, but you will need to log in first!
* Jan Cobb

Started 26th Dec, 2007 at 4:45pm by Jan Cobb
0 3,262 Last Post 26th Dec, 2007 at 4:45pm
By: Jan Cobb
Promotion - Air Cdre Mark Ashwell
I’m sure the news will filter out slowly, but to speed the process, I am pleased to spread the outstanding news that Gp Capt Mark Ashwell will be promoted Air Commodore in Apr 07, staying on within th...

Started 30th Jan, 2007 at 11:41am by Nick Loveday
5 5,535 Last Post 14th May, 2007 at 7:24am
By: Paul Foster (Guest)
Where is Peter Fowler?
In 1946, Peter Fowler, who was from Hull, Yorkshire, was a member of Support Staff of radar operators at Fighter Command Control and Reporting School.  I don't remember the name of the base but it was...

Started 28th Jun, 2009 at 8:21pm by Joan Pike (Guest)
0 3,567 Last Post 28th Jun, 2009 at 8:21pm
By: Joan Pike (Guest)
Demise of HQ Strike Command 1 Apr 07
From 1 Apr 07, PTC and STC will be combined to form a single command – to be known as Air Command.  The key driver is to deliver a truly agile, adaptable and capable Air Force by removing barriers.<br...

Started 14th Mar, 2007 at 2:48pm by Nick Loveday
3 7,119 Last Post 12th Apr, 2007 at 7:16pm
By: Alec Trevett
Engineers' Walk 2008 - RAF Boulmer
The Engineers' Walk will take place later this year and details for Board members will be at Some other contact details, for non-members, ...

Started 16th May, 2008 at 8:20pm by Jan Cobb
3 9,008 Last Post 19th Aug, 2008 at 5:38pm
By: Jan Cobb
Open Invite to TG12 Annual Reunion 18 Aug 07
Once again, the TG12 Reunion organisers (WO Andy Saul and WO(Retd) Henry Holley) have made an open invitation for FCA Members to join them at their Reunion which will be held at RAF Halton on Saturday...

Started 30th Apr, 2007 at 8:48am by Nick Loveday
0 7,268 Last Post 30th Apr, 2007 at 8:48am
By: Nick Loveday
Request for Historical Information
Jonathan Gill from Oxford Archeology is researching the Northolt Ops Room and e-mailed me tonight with this request.  If anybody can help please post replies to this message and I will direct Jonathan...

Started 3rd May, 2007 at 8:15pm by Admin 1
1 4,078 Last Post 20th May, 2007 at 11:31am
By: Nick Loveday
Just like Stevie Christian, I too have lost touch.  Sec, can you please confirm that I'm still a member and also confirm the Christmas do date?  Sorry for this method of comms but I don't use Outlook....

Started 13th Oct, 2007 at 9:50am by Matt Cockin (Guest)
2 2,025 Last Post 31st Oct, 2007 at 12:19pm
By: Jamie White (Guest)
Radar in pembrokeshire
I am researching the WW2 and cold war radar stations in Pembrokeshire, RAF Folly, Hayscastle Cross, Warren, Kete, St. Twynnells, St. Davids, Manorbier and Strumble Head any any others you may know of ...

Started 2nd Dec, 2007 at 11:51am by mike bennett (Guest)
0 4,613 Last Post 2nd Dec, 2007 at 11:51am
By: mike bennett (Guest)
Engineers' Walk 2007 - RAF Boulmer
The Engineers' Walk will take place later this year; those with access to the Members' Forums should go to, while others can contact the Pr...

Started 29th Aug, 2007 at 7:25pm by Jan Cobb
0 1,728 Last Post 29th Aug, 2007 at 7:25pm
By: Jan Cobb
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas to all members of the FCA. I'm sorry that I didn't make it to the Christmas bash - it occurred on the same week that we had new windows fitted and I couldn't afford to turn the contrac...

Started 24th Dec, 2007 at 4:31pm by Richard Jenner
0 3,015 Last Post 24th Dec, 2007 at 4:31pm
By: Richard Jenner
BAE Systems Require FC Trainer
Hello all
First time poster on this site but some familiar names abound!
I hope this is appropriate but I wanted to let you know that the BAE Systems Training College in Cwmbran, South Wales...

Started 30th Apr, 2007 at 1:57pm by Jonathan Jones (Guest)
0 3,177 Last Post 30th Apr, 2007 at 1:57pm
By: Jonathan Jones (Guest)
RAF Comberton, Worcestershire
Dear All,  
I am currently investigating a mock Archaeological evaluation as part of my degree course, owing to this I was hoping I may be able to ask for some assistance!!  Smiley
Does anyone h...

Started 13th Nov, 2007 at 8:21pm by Rebecca Williams(Guest) (Guest)
1 3,921 Last Post 13th Nov, 2007 at 10:03pm
By: Jan Cobb
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