RAF Coningsby

228 OCU


RAF Coningsby Crest

Prop Cse 70 Prop 76 OWS 02 ASF 1989 Test Bed 90 Minor Team 1982 Princess Margaret Visit Last ASF jet for Leuchars  
Stn Crest
The Course photo for Prop 70 from Oct 1978. 
The Course photo for Prop 76 from Oct 1979. 
The Course photo for OWS 02 from Mar 1985. There appears to have been a bit of ancient photoshopping to this one....
The P*/P** team from ASF at Coningsby standing beside XV424 in July 1979.
Doug Parker, Roy Kellaway, Steve Farrar, Pete Hatton, Pete Matthews, Bob Mackay, Jud Thompson, Merv Riches, Tony Crawford, Rick Heap, Dave Quinlan, Ed Hooper, Dennis Ebeline
Here is the Spey Test Bed Team at Coningsby.
L-R Doc Holliday, John Beaumont (Gunner), Graham McCrory, Colin Rouse.  
This was taken around May 1982, shortly before the test bed was closed on Coningsby and moved to Woodhall Spa, where it remained until the Spey Bay closed in 1991. 
The Minor Team at RAF Coningsby in 1982.

Back row L to R
Fozzy Woodcraft, Merv Riches, Ian Westle, Ron Holt, Les Steward, Barry Newton, Chris Julian, Noz Wilson Adrian "Swatty" Swatton
and seated front,
Tony Jennings and Jim Young
A handsome shot of the line at RAF Coningsby during the visit of their Honorary Air Commodore, Princess Margaret in the early 70's.

The line up consisted of Aircraft from ( bottom to top ) 1 from 6 Sqdn ( flying can openers ),  2 from 41 Sqdn , 4 from 54Sqdn, and 7 from 228 O.C.U.

Rumour was that they stretched a rope between two Tugs and parked the Aircraft up until they "towed the line", not sure if that was true, but can quite believe it, typical of the lengths they went to in those days to get things spot on.  
Photo taken just before the last Phantom left Coningsby ASF for Leuchars.
I'm afraid I can't remember many of the names, but the guy dressed as the "spook" is Al Harkness. Chris Coville was the Stn Cmdr in the centre with WO Geoff Bland and Brian Carney seated as well. (Opens in New Window) 
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Gary Mannion
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Rog Canfield (nee Hall)
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Jim Haywood
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Merv Riches
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Alan Holliday
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Merv Riches
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Brian Allinson
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Ian Witton