Monday, 28 February 2011

Bill Gregory Visits Cape Town

In February Bill Gregory (24 LAR) visited Cape Town, from the UK, and managed to attend the monthly social held by the Cape ORAFs.

André Sely (24 LAR) sent in these photos to share with ORAFs.

Photo 1
L to R: Bill Gregory (24 LAR) - Tony Cowell (17 LAR) - Richard Palmer (24 LAR) - Johnny Ness (15 LAR) and the grey hair of Archie Watt (Direct Entry) At the back is Carl Lawrence and ORAFs has no idea as to who has hand up.

Photo 2
Carl Lawrence's partner Lesley - Sam Goveia (brother Ken and civvy) , Ken De Goveia (8 LAR) and Marlene Micklewood.
Photo 3
Archie Watt (on your left), Bill Gregory, Rich Palmer, Alan Ferguson (17 LAR) & Brian Daykin (19 LAR)


We hope that Bill and Lesley enjoyed their evening with the Cape ORAFs.

Thanks to Andre Sely for sharing these photos and memories with ORAFs. Thanks to Tony Cowell for identifying the faces. If there are errors then please blame Tony.

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Monday, 21 February 2011

14 LAR Armaments Reunion

George Firmin Writes:-

An Attached Pic of the three of us that were able recently (February 2011) to have a get together for a few drinks and dinner.

In the photo is Eric Bell, Piet Badenhorst and myself George Firmin. All ex Armourers No 14 course RRAF 1963

14 LAR (Armaments) Reunion
George Firmin - Eric Bell - Pete Badenhorst

We are all in good health and pass on our regards to ex RRAF & RhAF members who remember us.

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Eric Bell participated in aero modelling - please view for an article on him.

Thanks to George for sharing this photo and information with ORAFs.

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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Cocky Beneke & Rick Singleton Visit the RLI Museum

Rick Singleton (23 LAR) Writes:-

Just a quick note to share a photo of myself & Cocky Beneke (25 PTC) when he & his partner Chrissie came to visit the RLI Museum in Bedford, UK on Saturday 12/02/11

Rick & Cocky

We spent a couple of hours going through the museum, reminiscing & having the regulation chibulie. (beer)

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