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Gordon Carle
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RAF Buchan Domestic Site - Mid 60's
13.12.2010 at 21:36:23
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A couple of photos of RAF Buchan Domestic Site courtesy of a friendly PR9
  
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Reply #1 - 14.12.2010 at 09:08:49
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Gordon,

I remember it well (from a little later but then it hadn't changed). Thanks for the post.

Richard
  
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Reply #2 - 14.12.2010 at 14:08:15
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Gordon

I also remember it well.

Many thanks

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Reply #3 - 16.12.2010 at 12:07:02
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Just looking at it again makes me shiver! Can't quite make out the standing fight outside The Buchan Ness with Walter wielding his pickaxe handle. Obviously taken just before Sam and Cred Small got there as you can't see the well-worn path across the grass between the Officers' Mess front door and their prefab quarter!
  
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Reply #4 - 16.12.2010 at 22:50:25
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Sorry Mike
Sam Who? I don't know any bar users of that name
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Reply #5 - 19.12.2010 at 11:41:52
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Yep, that's the little pixie! He's probably smiling at the state of the surrounding hungover Pilot Officers that he left for dead in the bar last night! Anybody know of Sam's current whereabouts? I last heard of him at Hethersett, Norfolk, but that was many years ago.....
  
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Reply #6 - 17.11.2011 at 19:29:28
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Having been informed of my Posting to Buchan November '65 Not one person in the general Office knew where it was except an 'Old Sweat' with rows of Medals who thought it was one of these secret places where everyone LIVED underground.
Eventually 11 hours after leaving Lincolnshire, three train journeys and One Long Bus ride I arrived at stirling Village on a dence foggy night.
The 'Boddam Cow' sounded her welcome and I wondered just where the Hell I was!
I eventually settled down and married and our first married accomodation was in the village of Cruden Bay. Our cottage features in this picture overlooking the sweeping bay which we rented for the princely sum of 5 per week!
  

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Reply #7 - 29.11.2011 at 13:53:25
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A few more memories for those who were on the front line Embarrassed
  

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Reply #8 - 29.11.2011 at 21:11:39
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I enjoyed being on the frontline in the late 70s and early 80s very much. It was doing a real job with the attendant job satisfaction. I've attached a painting from a photograph I took while walking around Boddam Village prior to the final Mess Dinner a few years ago. It's an oil on canvas board and measures 15" x 12" approx, plus the frame of about 1" width. It has not been on public display but many of my other paintings have. If anyone would like it I will sell to the highest bidder, reserve 40, all proceeds to the Benevolent Fund. It is, after all, a genuine Lowry (DH not LS) and is signed. One day it could be valuable !!!!

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Reply #9 - 29.11.2011 at 23:11:01
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My goodness, there is someone out there! i was beginning to think no one else had any memories at all.
Congratulations Dave I appreciate your work do you have any other pieces you may wish to share?
I agree that the Ops at Buchan were at times very stimulating unlike perhaps the southern MRS's Wink
  

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Reply #10 - 08.01.2012 at 21:16:59
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Back to the mid 60's
  

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