Bob Pugh served with
the 1965th AACS Sq. radio repair shop at RAF Burtonwood from 1957-59.
Bob was then transferred to the 1970th AACS Sq. RAF Brize Norton where he
remained until 1960.
Bob reports that his
squadron had responsibility for the control tower, GCA and teletype section.
The NCOIC of the
repair shop was TSGT George I. Roberts.
Bob's wife is
former Denise Foster from Orford, Warrington. They married in 1960 while
stationed at RAF Brize Norton. They have three children and 5 grandchildren,
with another on the way.
The following pictures
are from Bob's collection.
Bob can be contacted
The picture above was taken on Liverpool
Road from my jalopy.....I had a Morris Minor Convertible when I was at
Burtonwood. Had to give it away when transferred to Brize Norton. We had a
million laughs with that old car. Battery was always low and many a time I had
to push it, then jump in, catch it in gear, to get it running.
We changed the brakes on it at the hobby
shop. Car wouldn't start....one of the guys pulled us with his car...funniest
sight you could see...The front bumper and parking light were pulled right off
the car. All we could see was the pull car going away with about 15 feet of
rope and the bumper from my car.
Following that episode, I was stopped in
town for not having the driving (parking) lights on. After the warning from
the policeman, I would hang a military ' L' shaped torch (flashlight) on the
front of the car.