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 in 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
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” also at
You can find out about all our get togethers to partake in that old age
pass time of drinking taking the p*** and generally having a laugh.