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Jim McPolin

A few Of Jim Mcolins photos

1325 flt

I would like to hear from anyone who was on 1325 Flt R A F From 1956 at Dishforth to Christmas island, Malden Island to Australia and back to Christmas Island to Dishforth in 1957. I was the fellahWho painted the original black diamonds on the fins of all three D C 3s we took to Christmas Island (Big deal!)  Any body remember DAK FLT Brewery  behind the Suadron Tent which was run by two chaps, one nicknamed racasan rowson he just had to be scottish with a name like that!

John Mann

After all these years have gone by I have just been reading about what John Mann had to say about his two years in the Army.  Strangely enough It brought back happy memories of my time doing National Service.  I met up with John in the early days at Earlestoke Camp and remember quite well our days on Christmas Island.  It would be great to hear from you if you ever see this message. 

Has you can probably gather I am not very good with computers!

Kind regards

Brian (Brummy Price)

240 Squadron

TGH stands for Thomas Gilbert Hutchinson a F/O from 240 Squadron flying Shackleton Mk 1's out of RAF Ballykelly from some time post 1955.  TGH died in February 2007 from skin cancer and leukemia.  After his RAF service he became a pilot in BEA (British European Airways) and then British Airways (after BEA was combined with BOAC - British Overseas Airways Corporation).  He finished up as a Senior Training Captain on Trident III's and retired in 1985.  He moved with his wife Eileen to Torquay, Devon where he died.  His second child - a daughter, Born 1957, suffers fro

Circling as we came in for the initial landing

It looks too shallow for this dive, but the reef is deep and very close.

The Church at the main site, which I visited on my arrival.

Accommodation available, all mod cons

A bit like MacDonalds

Dinner for two