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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 11.09.2008 at 09:10:10 by Jan Cobb
0 1,754 Last Post 11.09.2008 at 09:10:10
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 13.07.2010 at 21:37:18 by Nick Loveday
29 21,808 Last Post 10.10.2010 at 16:34:23
By: Nick Loveday
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 02.01.2009 at 10:17:59 by Nick Loveday
9 32,794 Last Post 12.11.2009 at 23:19:29
By: steve erridge (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 28.06.2009 at 20:21:23 by Joan Pike (Guest)
0 3,272 Last Post 28.06.2009 at 20:21:22
By: Joan Pike (Guest)
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, will a...

Started 16.05.2008 at 20:20:35 by Jan Cobb
3 7,544 Last Post 19.08.2008 at 17:38:24
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 18.04.2007 at 21:00:33 by Nick Loveday
6 7,911 Last Post 11.06.2008 at 12:47:35
By: Mal Owen (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 09.04.2008 at 19:59:28 by Nick Loveday
0 2,951 Last Post 09.04.2008 at 19:59:27
By: Nick Loveday
Spring Reunion Weekend 2008
As promised, albeit somewhat later than I had originally intended, I have uploaded the Calling Notice and associated Booking Form for the hotel. If you are a member of this Board, please would you log...

Started 01.03.2008 at 07:43:21 by Jan Cobb
0 1,257 Last Post 01.03.2008 at 07:43:21
By: Jan Cobb
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 13.01.2008 at 18:26:12 by Ginge Crayford
1 1,600 Last Post 18.01.2008 at 20:58:22
By: Nick Gadd
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 26.12.2007 at 16:45:21 by Jan Cobb
0 3,048 Last Post 26.12.2007 at 16:45:21
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 24.12.2007 at 16:31:22 by Richard Jenner
0 2,652 Last Post 24.12.2007 at 16:31:21
By: Richard Jenner
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 09.10.2007 at 09:34:01 by John Fearon(Guest) (Guest)
1 3,329 Last Post 13.12.2007 at 12:05:47
By: Dave Jones
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 29.11.2007 at 21:40:32 by Jan Cobb
6 6,692 Last Post 03.12.2007 at 22:39:31
By: Gil Stenson (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 02.12.2007 at 11:51:38 by mike bennett (Guest)
0 4,307 Last Post 02.12.2007 at 11:51:37
By: mike bennett (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 20.11.2007 at 21:58:44 by Alan Callow (Guest)
1 3,517 Last Post 21.11.2007 at 06:50:26
By: Jan Cobb
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 13.11.2007 at 20:21:54 by Rebecca Williams(Guest) (Guest)
1 3,612 Last Post 13.11.2007 at 22:03:55
By: Jan Cobb
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 13.10.2007 at 09:50:38 by Matt Cockin (Guest)
2 1,749 Last Post 31.10.2007 at 12:19:16
By: Jamie White (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 26.09.2007 at 13:34:46 by Stevie Christian(Guest) (Guest)
1 1,682 Last Post 26.09.2007 at 21:53:28
By: Jan Cobb
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 14.09.2007 at 16:55:33 by Ian Price
2 4,481 Last Post 17.09.2007 at 11:13:52
By: Tony Pleasant
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 29.08.2007 at 19:25:07 by Jan Cobb
0 1,520 Last Post 29.08.2007 at 19:25:06
By: Jan Cobb
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 28.08.2007 at 23:46:31 by Jan Cobb
1 1,711 Last Post 29.08.2007 at 17:48:09
By: Nick Loveday
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 28.08.2007 at 23:35:33 by Jan Cobb
0 2,905 Last Post 28.08.2007 at 23:35:33
By: Jan Cobb
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 20.06.2007 at 16:41:43 by Chris Franklin(Guest) (Guest)
10 9,759 Last Post 18.08.2007 at 09:01:38
By: Raymond Johannessen - Ex Member
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 02.08.2007 at 14:25:43 by Tony Pleasant
3 4,961 Last Post 03.08.2007 at 09:32:47
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 03.07.2007 at 08:36:29 by Steve Colwill(Guest) (Guest)
3 4,464 Last Post 08.07.2007 at 19:44:56
By: Richard Jenner
280 SU
Stumbled across this site whilst at work. †It took me back to when I was a Service brat, especially when my Father was at 280 SU, around 1979. †What a great place for a 17 year old to spend her hols. ...

Started 26.06.2007 at 14:04:59 by sue (Guest)
0 15,834 Last Post 26.06.2007 at 14:04:59
By: sue (Guest)
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 23.04.2007 at 22:05:23 by Admin 1
4 14,293 Last Post 05.06.2007 at 13:53:42
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 30.05.2007 at 15:08:22 by Admin 1
2 2,307 Last Post 01.06.2007 at 21:09:08
By: Admin 1
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 03.05.2007 at 20:15:54 by Admin 1
1 3,790 Last Post 20.05.2007 at 11:31:45
By: Nick Loveday
Promotion - Air Cdre Mark Ashwell
Iím 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 30.01.2007 at 11:41:52 by Nick Loveday
5 5,127 Last Post 14.05.2007 at 07:24:08
By: Paul Foster (Guest)
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 12.05.2007 at 22:03:28 by Jan Cobb
0 2,708 Last Post 12.05.2007 at 22:03:28
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 26.04.2007 at 20:59:44 by Simon 'Dick' Treacy(Guest) (Guest)
8 4,547 Last Post 04.05.2007 at 15:25:48
By: Tony Pleasant
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 30.04.2007 at 13:57:27 by Jonathan Jones (Guest)
0 2,866 Last Post 30.04.2007 at 13:57:27
By: Jonathan Jones (Guest)
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 30.04.2007 at 08:48:02 by Nick Loveday
0 6,833 Last Post 30.04.2007 at 08:48:01
By: Nick Loveday
Congrats to the ADRM!!
Congrats to the ADRM which has just been named the 2007 Best Small Visitor Attraction

Started 22.04.2007 at 17:41:05 by Nick Loveday
1 2,716 Last Post 22.04.2007 at 21:47:06
By: Greg Hammond
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