Archives  1961-1965

Please choose from the following years below.

1955-1960 1961-1965 1966-1970 1971-1975 1976-1980
1981-1985 1986-1990 1991-1995 1996-2000 2001-2005

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I was most interested to read the Akrotiri website particularly as I served there on my first tour Aug 63 to Aug 66 on 249 Sqn flying Canberras. If I may be so bold I think you will find that the Officers’ Mess burned down in Dec 1962 rather than 1960 as mentioned in the history section. A certain RAF Regiment Officer Mark Hobden rushed into the burning building and rescued the Mess Bills from the Office. When I arrived in Aug 63 the temporary Officers’ Mess was the Air Movements building near SAHQ (or SHQ as it was known in those days). As you can imagine he was not the most popular person for this ‘heroic’ act!
Kind Regards,
Barry Dove