Thursday, 17 May 2012

AFA (Cape) May 2012 Get Together

By André Sely

We had a small turn out last night, but the evening was  set alight with some bag pipe music thanks to Ralph Mc Arthur.

Now Listen To The Music

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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Airmen Meet Up In May 2012

By Dave Bowman

Recently Don Segal and I met up with Chris Nineham at the King and Queen pub in East Malling, Kent, for a chat and bite to eat. Chris was here visiting family in the London area. For those who have never seen Don get his wallet out, the proof is in the photo. And I think my face needs a bit of African sunshine, although I must say I have far more hair than the 'youngsters'.


Dave was 100 Halton Entry, Chris and Don were 26 LAR (all engines)
Thanks to Dave for sharing his photograph and memories with ORAFs.

Depot R.R. Intake 154 "A" Company 30 year Reunion

RRR Intake154, 30th Reunion in Durban
Standing Back : Ivan Coomer, Chris Caddick, Clive Karusseit, Alan Payne, Mark Gibson, Clarence Prinsloo, Stuart Gillman, Ken Lee, 
Brian Griffiths, Fred Faber. George Archibald. Brian Jones, Clive Nobel, lain Liddell, Noel Molyneaux, Frank Mannix
Kneeling : Graham Luker, Graham Grey, Johannes Swanepoel, Dion Vermeulen, Phil Connelly
Sitting : Carel Botha

Dated 26th August 2006  and venue being German Club, Durban.

Details of the Intake:-
26th AUGUST, 1976 - 22nd OCTOBER, 1976

Thanks to George Archibald for sharing his photographs and memories.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Ex Swiss Air Force Vamp Test Flight

By Tony Smit

My son Richard joined me on this first test flight after her not flying since about 1996. This one was a short one, then Wed 2nd May 2012, I will be doing a longer flight with Richard and then doing his conversion onto her (Reg No. ZU-VMP).

TS1, Richard and Tony Smit test flight Vampire

TS2, Richard and Tony Smit test flight Vampire

TS3, Richard and Tony Smit test flight Vampire


 Thanks to Tony for sharing his photos and memories with ORAFs.

 Tony earned is Wing in 1962 with 14 PTC.