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in Bulawayo, Rhodesia), 'Black' Hannah, 'Tommy' Balfour, and others. I was to meet the Crew Chiefs, Flt.Sgts. Blair and O'Neill and their maintenance teams later.
1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesI was excused duty until the exercise was over and was told to find my way around, hand in my Arrival Card, and familiarise myself with the layout of the Station and its facilities, get to know as many people as possible and "Get settled in".
1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesIt was not long before I discovered that in addition to the two flying Squadrons there were also an RAF Regiment 'rock ape' Wing comprising LAA and searchlight Squadron and an armoured car Squadron, also stationed at Jever.5 It was the first time I had come across any such personnel. Clearly I was part of a very large RAF Unit with a total, all ranks head count, of well over a thousand.
1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesAlthough not immediately working with my Squadron, I had arrived, was available, and had been accepted.

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1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesOfficers block 163. My home. My room was at the back, opposite the next to end
1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesupstairs window on the right. The road led to the third modern, but then little used,
1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesOfficers block at the back of the Mess.
5 LAA = Light Ack-Ack. Armed with 50mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns and searchlights.
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