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Gordon Carle
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91SU/Saxa Vord - Equipment in the early days
05.03.2012 at 22:35:44
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Should any of the oldies be interested I've just put out a piece about Saxa in the early days:
http://ahistoryofrafsaxavord.blogspot.com/2012/03/equipment-at-91-signals-unit-r...
  
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Reply #1 - 06.03.2012 at 11:56:32
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Gordon, a good read - thanks for all the (continuing) work. I never served at Saxa but worked extensively with the unit during a tour at Buchan in the early '70s when I was a 'DC' for a couple of years. Later on as OC Ops/OC Buchan I managed to visit the unit at least once per year and always looked forward to the experience.

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Reply #2 - 06.03.2012 at 12:30:47
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Thanks. I'm fortunate to have some good contacts & being in Shetland helps. Later this year I hope to put sections out on RAF SKaw, AES4 and 203 MRU - the 3 radar Units which were on Unst during WWII.
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Reply #3 - 12.03.2012 at 15:33:17
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Another good article Gordon... I hope that you and the family are enjoying life to the full in "the sunshine island"... I hear that a spell of electric storms we are expecting will be so spectacular you will all be able to plug your electric kettles into the northern lights Cheesy
  
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Reply #4 - 13.03.2012 at 22:40:24
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Thanks. Always on the lookout for more data - particularly on the operational side. Shetland the same as always - changeable (and frequently!). Who needs a kettle, flip top cans & a bottle opener will get me by!
  
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Reply #5 - 14.03.2012 at 16:05:46
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Ah, those "Shetland Roses"; the memories come flooding back! Glad things haven't changed, Gordon and, yes, it was another good article. Thanks.

Mike

  
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Reply #6 - 14.03.2012 at 19:03:44
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Thanks - research seems to be taking longer & longer but getting some good help.
Attached Pics - some Shetland Roses not yet ready for "planting out" and some real wild Shetland Roses (they do grow here but it helps to have a head for heights when searching for them!)
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Reply #7 - 17.03.2012 at 09:19:02
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Loved the picture of the Shetland wild dog roses... I don't remember seeing any Shetland McEwans roses but I did see lots of them on the way from Aberdeen to Buchan... (during a two week "visit").
  
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