Photos from my time in the RAF as a Painter & Finisher. Pictures include those from RAF St.Athan, RAF Brize Norton, RAF Laarbruch (Germany), Incirlik Air Base (Turkey), Falkland Islands, Pennsylvania (Ohiopyle State Park, Youghiogheny River, Uniontown).
Incirlik, Turkey 1994. In support of No Fly Zone for Northern Iraq
There’s always one tit that smiles…me. No: 10 Flight marching at Pass Out Parade
A common sight. I think this was off the Mount Pleasant to Stanley road
Polishing shoes and boots for inspection during basic training at RAF Swinderby 1988.
Whalebone Arch at Christ Church Cathedral, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands.
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands. April(ish) 2000.
Incirlik Airbase, Turkey 1993. Outside our tent in “Tent City”. Hundreds of tents …. but very good times
Relaxing near the aircraft pan after a hard day in the heat.
Snake Castle near Adana, Turkey. An Armenian stronghold and Crusader castle of the 12th century. One hell of a climb up there.
Boat race at Well Lake just over the Dutch border while based at RAF Laarbruch 1994
RAF Passing Out Parade at RAF Swinderby 10th August 1988.
Centre most. Wooden stock SLR with shiny and very sharp bayonet.
Aircraft Engineering Squadron 1992 RAF Brize Norton. VC10 aircraft
Harrier GR7 of 3 squadron at Incirlik Airbase for Op Warden.
Pennsylvania, USA. A week mountain biking, white water rafting and canoeing on the Youghiogheny River.
War Memorial, Falkland Islands 2000
GEF crew in The Globe Tavern after a nights drinking on Mount Kent, Port Stanley, Falklands.
RAF St Athan 1988. Painter & Finisher trade training flight 195. Front row, second from right aged 17
I was young once. No. 10 Flight, RAF basic training at RAF Swinderby June-August 1988.
Christ Church Cathedra, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands.
Sign in shop window at Port Stanley