Saturday, 15 February 2014

Reunion February 2014 in Cape Town

Numbers 15, 16, 17 and 18 LAR celebrated their golden anniversaries since they attested into the Royal Rhodesian Air Force in February 1964

As per Air Force culture it was decided to hold a reunion in Cape Town, South Africa and members came from all parts of the Globe to rekindle old friendships and make new friends. A number of functions were planned and these are shown in the Programme of Events that follows.




Bob Manser has kindly made the following photographs available to hopefully bring you a jolly good laugh and no doubt you will be wondering as to who you are looking at?

I have had a go at names but sadly I failed the fitness test and now call on you to assist with names. Photographs are numbered for ease of reference.

00 - Ray Cox - Nige Fotheringham - Micky Joss

01 - Guy Pearce – Royce Stewart – Nige Fotheringham back

02 - Neville Mare - Tony Cowell
03 - Rob St Quinton - Neville Mare

04 - Des Lombard – Mrs Lombard – Nikki St Quinton – Rob St Quinton

05 - Doug Da Costa  - Ray Cox Back – Brian Daykin

06 -Carol Da Costa – Doug Da Costa – Mark Maclean Ray Cox Back – Bruce Pidwell - Brian Daykin

07 - Mike Ongers and Johnny Ness (with cap)

08 - Unknown – Terry Warner – Unknown in Background - Rob Sweeting in background – Unknown - Guy Pearce
 Doug Da Costa

09 - Micky Joss – Nev Mare – Doug Da Costa – Unknown back - Pete Becker

10 - Pete Becker – Sammy Samson - Nige Fotheringham – Johnny Green – John Whitehead

11 - Johnny Green shakings hands with Tess Du Toit. JR standing behind

12 - Les Friggens - Sammy Sampson - Unknown

13 - Pete Bekkker- Rich Crroll - Johnny Green - Doug da Costa
In background is Des Lombard left of Johnny and right of Johnny is T the B.

14 - Mike Faint - Johnny Ness

15 - Noleen Green - Dezi Ferguson - Dave Stone

16 - LH side Back Of Johnny Green - Wyndham Whitfiels - Back of Terry Bennett

17 -Back of Mickey Joss - Pete Micklewood - Terry Bennett - Wyndham Whitfield - Bob St. Quinton - Richard  Palmer

18 - Rich Carroll (glasses) and Des Lombard at back, then Nikki St Quinton, Rob St bending done and
Back of Reg Lambie.

19- Unknown Back - Neville Mare - Don Wagner -  – Nige Fotheringham – John Whitehead – Pam Whitehead –
Mike Ongers.

20 - Les Friggens Son – Mrs Friggens – Les Friggens – Sammy Samson - Terry Bennett – Ian Mackenzie

21 - Unknown  - Ted Holland  - Carol and Doug da Costa - Johnny (Loch) Ness

22- Bums - Backsides and Hunter Aircraft and Ian Pringle

23 -First Lady of the Rhodesian Air Force

24 - Ian Pringle

25 - Sammy Sampson enjoying a cold one

26 - Johnny Green

27 - Mickey Joss – Ray Cox – Duncan (Wally) Wallace – Les Friggens – Mike Dunwell

28 -Mickey Joss - Alan Ferguson - Duncan Wallace

29 - Reg Lambie

30 - Alan Ferguson - Reg Lambie

Additional photographs made available from Ray Cox via Bob Manser. Thanks folks

31 - Pete Mickewood - Dave Jenkins - Rich Carroll (behind the shades)

32 - Mike Ongers - Des Lombard

Following photographs made available by Bob Manser.

33 - Bob Manser and Dennis Croucamp

34- Pete Bekker - Bob Manser - Bruce Pidwell

35 - Carol da Costa - Bev Bekker - Pete Bekker - Noleen Green - Doug da Costa - Ted and Sheila Holland

36 -Ian Pringle and his Hunter

37 - Bob Manser

38 - Ian Pringle

39 - Bomber Warner left and Ted Holland centre

40 - Ian Pringle making noise

41 - Hunter and stragglers

42 - Too many names now the guys should know my now who is who

43 - Not sure on lady left, - Dezzy Fergusen - Noleen Green - Carol Da Costa

44 - The dreaded Mick Joss and McWol Wallace

 45 - Alan Ferguson and Mark McLean

46 - Dining room , lunch , Clovelly Golf Club

47 - Tony Cowell and Tess du Toit - Lyn Watt - Archie on left, others ??

48 - John Green - Bob Manser - Mick Joss and Jenkins in background

49 - Terry and Linda Warner - Reg Blumeris on right

50 -Ted Holland - Reg and Jean Blumeris

51 - Alan Ferguson - Sammy Samson - Pete Bekker - Bob Manser - Bruce Pidwell and Loch Ness

52 -Richard Palmer - Ian Pringle - Pete Micklewood

Following photographs made available by Johnny Ness - thanks John

53 - Members of 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 LAR , Friend and Family after viewing the Hunter

54 - Members of 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 LAR after viewing the Hunter

Rob Sweeting went through to Stellenbosch to visit Mark Jackson - Thanks Rob

55 - Mark and Rob


56 - Rob and Mark
Bob Manser sends these two photographs for comparison purposes  - Thanks Bob

57 - 16 LAR in 1964

58 - 50 years later in 2014 

End

Suggested reading -
Gauteng Mini Golden Reunion
Visit http://rhodesianforcesreunions.blogspot.com/2014/01/gauteng-mini-golden-reunion.html

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1 Comments:

At 1 March 2016 at 10:24 , Blogger Unknown said...

Good bit of nostalgia viewing again a top fighting force. Thanks so much. Bill Mulcahy Perth

 

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