Reunion 2018

This years reunion is once again at the Spa Hotel Middleton St. George. (Teesside Airport) from Friday 18th  May 2018 & Saturday 19th May 2018. Tel: 01325 333 353 or alternatively the St. George Hotel is just around the corner              Tel: 01325 332 631


By John Bennet

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63 Squadron 50 Years On


RAF Regiment 1964 TO 1970








        RAAF Butterworth IRAAF Butterworth IIA CanadianBrian GaleDemo Team

        That Bloody MonkeyNeville MeadeGeordie HardstaffRAF SeletarNick Dandeker





Outside 33 Wing HQ    


  RAF Catterick

Myself and Nick Dandecker

outside the old BG Block

Welcome to a nostalgic look back at the RAF Regiment during my time with them 1964 to 1970. The site is a compilation of photographs and old documents bundled together with some recollections of the time from some other old “Rocks”. I hope you will enjoy visiting the site.

I joined the RAF in 1965 enduring my square bashing at RAF Swiderby Links, before heading off up the A1 to RAF Catterick for Trade Training, another eight weeks or so later I was then bound off to RAF St. Athen to do a driving course, that took another eight weeks. Driving course completed and an ‘A’ class driving certificate to show for it, not a lowly ‘B’ class one obtained on station, Wow! With chest feathers puffed out, off we went on our first Squadron posting to RAAF Butterworth in Malaysia to No. 1 Light Anti-Aircraft Squadron RAF Regiment. This posting lasted for thirteen months until the confrontation between Malaysia and Indonesia ended. With 1 Sqn receiving orders to repatriate back to the UK soon after. Those of us with about half their tour of duty or more still to do, were exchanged with personnel from 15, 26 & 63 Squadrons in Singapore. I found myself on 15 Field Squadron at RAF Seletar, Singapore. In March 1968 I returned to number 51 Field Squadron at Catterick in the UK, then shortly after, the Squadron moved to RAF Wittering when the Harrier came into service.

I have to say all three Squadrons I served on I enjoyed immensely. The majority of the guys in all cases were a bunch of great blokes. I am really pleased that over the last few years with the onslaught of the internet, I have been able to catch up with a lot of them and we meet up a couple of times a year. I don’t think there is a closer knit community than what I call the “Brotherhood of Rockapes”

Per Ardua

George Gault 





 Nevile Meade (General)

     R.I.P Champ




Sign Guestbook



Here are details of Alan Delo's Funeral as promised.

Alan's funeral is to be held on Thursday 26th of July 2018 at 12:15 Hrs at Canley Crematorium, Cannon Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7BX.  Then afterwards at 14:00 Hrs at Broadstreet Rugby Club, Binley Woods, CV3 2AY.

No flowers by family request. Donations please to the RAF Regiment Association.

It has been requested that those Regiment members attending please wear your Blazer and Tie, those that have them.

Per Ardua















Bofor L70 as was deployed at RAAF Butterworth until 1966.

Entrance to Butterworth about 2002


 Do you remember that bloody monkey near the NAAFI? his name was Machete and had a cage between the block's and the  NAAFI. When he was let out he was hooked up to a line running between the monsoon drain and the NAAFI, if you went for a beer at night and nobody told you he was out, which of course no one did, (the B******S), once you jumped the drain you would hear the hook up the line start to move, and he moved bloody fast, you knew then to start running, and you would be running that fast when you got to the door you could not stop, you would go bursting through the NAAFI door and of course every one there knew exactly why you were running.

That first pint of Tiger went down pretty fast!












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60th RAAF Butterworth Anniversary.

For anyone that was on One Squadron RAAF Butterworth, or other trades, there is a celebration being arranged for June 2018. Details are a bit sketchy at the momment. Anyone interested in attending please contact James Potter (EX RAAF) now residing in Scotland. You can contact him at