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Submitted by Anthony Applewhite. "The ’76-78 football team. I was in the AR shop and I played wide receiver and kick returner. I wore number 18. I started both seasons before I rotated out".

Submitted by Anthony Applewhite.

Submitted by Robert Moncrief. "This is a picture of me with my aircraft 67-034 at an air show in Ramstine, Germany. Aircraft EF-111A, Tail Number 67-042ECS. Air Force Serial Number 67-034. This was the 66th ECS Squadron Commander's Aircraft."

Submitted by Robert Moncrief, Crew Chief 20th AGS/42nd AMU.


Please give the following personnel a big UH welcome! Their contact information has been added to The Duty Roster as of
April 2014:
Added in April 2014FORD, Timothy
merlinreno@yahoo.com
Senior Airman Insignia 1976-1991 SrA, 7320th Security Police Squadron June 1982 - Jul 1986
Added in April 2014 Master Sergeant - E7 HAMMON, Dennis
Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
daharm0n@aol.com
Staff Sergeant - E5SSgt, Det. 2, Atlantic Aerospace Rescue & Recovery Center (AARRC) 1966 - 1969
Added in April 2014 Master Sergeant - E7 HANBACK, Michael
Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
1300 NW 2nd St
Abilene, KS 67410
Technical Sergeant - E6 TSgt, 20th CRS, Fuel Systems Repair Apr 1987 - Apr 1992
Added in April 2014 Lt. Colonel HARRIS, Lawrence "Lorenzo"
Lt. Colonel, USAF (Ret)
Contact
Capt - Maj, 77 TFS: F-111 AC/IP, Flight/CC May 1978 - Jun 1981
Added in April 2014 HARRIS (now DeVeaux), Sheila
sheiladeveaux@yahoo.com
E-4, 20th CSG (Base Operations) 1985 - 1987
Added in April 2014 HOLT, Barry "Spaceman"
bazholt@gmail.com
Staff Sergeant - E5 SSgt, 20th TFW, 20th Munitions Maintenance Squadron, Weapons Release Shop Oct 1979 - Oct 1982
Added in April 2014 IRMEN, Daniel
Contact
A1C, 3918th Combat Support Group
Supply Squadron
Jun 1961 - Jun 1965
Added in April 2014 Technical Sergeant - E6 LAPOINTE, Richard
Technical Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
rhl5316@hotmail.com
Staff Sergeant - E5 A1C - SSgt, 20th Munitions Maintenance Squadron
(AMMO) Maintenance and Line Delivery
Jul 1978 - Mar 1981
Added in April 2014 Master Sergeant - E7 MONCRIEF, Robert (Bob)
Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
mycamino1@bellsouth.net
Technical Sergeant - E6 TSgt, Crew Chief 20th AGS/42nd AMU. Aircraft EF-111A, 67-042 / 67-034; 66th ECS Squadron Commander's Aircraft Sep 1986 - Aug 1989
Added in April 2014 MORGAN, John
jpm325663@verizon.net
E-4, 28 INST, 1st SQDN, SAC Apr 1951 - Apr 1955


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February 2014:
Added in February 2014 ANTOZZESKI, Mark "SKI"
mdaski@aol.com chief@htfd9.org
Senior Airman Insignia 1976-1991 A1C - SrA, 20th CES, Fire Protection Apr 1987 - Apr 1989
Added in February 2014 CARDONE, Luke
littleluke1101@hotmail.com
Sergeant - E4Sgt, 20th FMS, AR Shop Mechanic Sep 1972 - Sep 1974
Added in February 2014 WEBB, Clark
cweb4345@sbcglobal.net
A1C, 18 TRS, Air Intelligence Sep 1966 - Mar 1968


Submitted by Todd Woodell. Submitted by Todd Woodell.


"These photos are of the airmen and one civilian that worked in the Data Automation Section from 1967 - 1969. The first image is a picture of the data automation group. The last three pictures are from an article written in the BHS Mini Observer.

We processed various reports such as aircraft maintenance reports and inventory reports for base supply until they obtained their own computer. At the time we used a Burroughs 263 computer that read punch cards and produced reports. We also had various punch card machines such as sorters, collators and interpreters.

Submitted by Larry Price, 66th CSG, Base Headquarters Squadron, data automation section, Nov 1967 - Nov 1969. Names from left to right:
MSgt Jim Peterson
Sgt Theo Rohling
Lt Donald Kos
Sgt Larry Price
A1C John Boyer
A1C David Norton
Sgt Ray McAferty
Sgt Mike Camerire
Mrs Lindsay Marchese
Sgt Pat McClure
Sgt Robert Moser
SSgt Jim Heiser
SSgt John Bartley
A1C Greg Honeycutt
TSgt John Marsh
Submitted by Larry Price, 66th CSG, Base Headquarters Squadron, data automation section, Nov 1967 - Nov 1969.

Submitted by Larry Price, 66th CSG, Base Headquarters Squadron, data automation section, Nov 1967 - Nov 1969. Submitted by Larry Price, 66th CSG, Base Headquarters Squadron, data automation section, Nov 1967 - Nov 1969. Submitted by Larry Price, 66th CSG, Base Headquarters Squadron, data automation section, Nov 1967 - Nov 1969.


Dear friends,
I am taking away the link to our former Message Board, as it has been assimilated over the years. It was free through a website "ezboard.com" but it eventually became convoluted and cumbersome to access for the user community. Due to my work situation and logistics, the time I have to work on the web site has become increasingly limited; and saving / transferring the contents of the Message Board became both a missed opportunity and an unintended consequence.

The other unresolved issue is the replacement of the web sites' now defunt Guest Book. Happily (and with some work) those pages were copied & pasted into PDF files, categorized by year of guest book entries.

Times change. There are now several FaceBook pages related to RAF Upper Heyford, and they are easy to access and post messages and photos, providing a user-interactive method of posting comments, and even the option to chat live with members online. Here are some of the FaceBook pages you can find by search:

RAF Upper Heyford
RAF Upper Heyford 2013 Reunion
3918th Combat Defense Squadron/Air Police RAF Upper Heyford
20th Security Police Squadron RAF Upper Heyford

I'm sure there may be more, so search around to see what you can find on FaceBook.

Kind regards,

Duane Park
webmaster
20th SPS "C" Flight, 1976 - 1978.


RAF Upper Heyford U.S. Military Reunion (All Years/All Units) September 18-21, 2014 at Dayton, Ohio! All are Welcome!
This years' reunion will be held in memory of Willie C. Bates, Jim Bradbury and Joaquin Martinez-Torres (Heyford friends who passed away in 2013).

The highlight of the reunion will be the tour of the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Please contact:

Gail & Jim Seymour - seymour116@msn.com

or

Sherry Mills - sherry@completereunion.com. www.acompletereunion.com


Please give the following personnel a big UH welcome! Their contact information has been added to The Duty Roster as of
January 2014:
Added in January 2014 BALDWIN, John R.
jcbaldwin@bellsouth.net
Staff Sergeant - E5 SSgt, 20th Medical Group, Biomedical Equipment Technician Jul 1976 - Dec 1978
Added in January 2014 GELLER, David
Major, USAF (Ret)
bada@centurylink.net
CaptainCaptain, Chief, Disaster Preparedness Division
20th Combat Support Group
Dec 1978 - Dec 1981
Added in January 2014 Chief Master Sergeant - E9 JOST, Dean
Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
deanjost@sbcglobal.net
A1C, 66th Security Police Squadron Jun 1968 - Jan 1970
Added in January 2014 KAIN, Joseph
tiggerwmc@aol.com
Senior Airman Insignia 1976-1991 Amn - Sra, 20th Security Police Squadron Law Enforcement Jan 1985 - Feb 1987
Added in January 2014 Master Sergeant - E7 POWERS, Fred
Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
fspowers1@gmail.com
Sergeant - E4 A1C - Sgt, 20th and 620th Security Police Squadron Mar 1986 - Jun 1990


Special thanks to

Don Calhoun, Detachment 17, 28th Weather Squadron, Aug 1981 - Aug 1983;

James Seymour, Jr. (and his wife, Gail), 3918th Air Base Sq/3918th Transportation Sq, 1959 - 1963;

and to

David Martin, 20th Civil Engineering Squadron, 1970 - 1974.

for their recent donations to help maintain the web site!

Duane Park
webmaster
20th SPS "C" Flight, 1976 - 1978.


Please give the following personnel a big UH welcome! Their contact information has been added to The Duty Roster as of
December 2013:
Added in Dec Sergeant First Class HANEY, Raymond
SFC, ANG (Ret)
bmike23@sbcglobal.net raymondhaney601@hotmail.com
Sergeant - E4Sgt, 20th Security Police Squadron Mar 1973 - Jun 1975
Added in Dec PRICE, Larry
larry.price.tx@gmail.com
Sergeant - E4 Sgt, 66th CSG, Base Headquarters Squadron Nov 1967 - Nov 1969
Added in Dec SMITH, William, (Bill)
wbernardsmith@gmail.com
CaptainCapt, 20th Combat Support Group CBPO Jun 1973 - Jun 1977
Added in Dec Master Sergeant - E7 WAGNER, Alan, "AL"
Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
alwagoner50@gmail.com aljujus@verizon.net
Sergeant - E4SrA - Sgt, 20th FMS / AGE Branch Jun 1977 - Jun 1979


The following photos provided courtesy of Neil Sargent, son of John Sargent of the 3918th Supply Squadron at RAF Station Upper Heyford, circa 1954.

"My name is Neil Sargent. My father John Sargent served in the US Air Force in the early 50's in the 3918th Supply Squadron. He is pictured in the 54 yearbook picture you have posted online. I am in the process of scanning and retouching a large number of slides and negatives that my father took while stationed there, both color and b/w - the negatives have never been developed until now! I'm attaching 4 low res scans of my father and his buddies on the base to give you an idea of what I have. My father is in three of the photo's except the one with the 3918th sign.

I was thrilled to find your site and hope it will allow me to identify (and hopefully contact) some my fathers 'buddies' as he referred to them writing on the back of many of the slides.

Unfortunately my father died fairly young, at the age 58. He was always very proud of his service. In fact it was while on leave from the base when he met my mother in London.

John Sargent, pictured on right. Circa 1954. Submitted by his son, Neil Sargent. From the John Sargent Collection, 3918th Supply Squadron, circa 1954. John Sargent pictured on right.

Submitted by his son, Neil Sargent.

John Sargent, circa 1954. Submitted by his son, Neil Sargent. From the John Sargent Collection, 3918th Supply Squadron, circa 1954.

John Sargent.

Submitted by his son, Neil Sargent.

John Sargent, pictured on right. Circa 1954. Submitted by his son, Neil Sargent. From the John Sargent Collection, 3918th Supply Squadron, circa 1954.

John Sargent pictured on right.

Submitted by his son, Neil Sargent.

Unknown Airman, circa 1954. Submitted by John Sargent's son, Neil Sargent. From the John Sargent Collection, 3918th Supply Squadron, circa 1954. Unknown Airman.

Submitted by John Sargent's son, Neil Sargent.


Sgt. Sam Bagley and Sgt. Brad Ruelh. Christmas 1978. Submitted by Sam Bagley, 20th Security Police Squadron, Law Enforcement, ''A'' Flight, Jan 1982 - Sep 1985. Sgt. Sam Bagley and Sgt. Brad Ruelh. Christmas 1978.

Submitted by Sam Bagley, 20th Security Police Squadron, Law Enforcement, "A" Flight, Jan 1982 - Sep 1985.

Sgt. Ano Mussimo, Admin., 20th SPS. Christmas 1983. Submitted by Sam Bagley, 20th Security Police Squadron, Law Enforcement, ''A'' Flight, Jan 1982 - Sep 1985. Sgt. Ano Mussimo, Admin., 20th SPS. Christmas 1983.

Submitted by Sam Bagley, 20th Security Police Squadron, Law Enforcement, "A" Flight, Jan 1982 - Sep 1985.


Barracks after everyone arrived - summer 1971. Submitted by Roger Stephens, 77 TFS Loading, 1970-72.

Barracks after everyone arrived - summer 1971.

Submitted by Roger Stephens, 77 TFS Loading, 1970-72.

77 TFS Barracks at the time of the move from RAF Wethersfield - 1970. Submitted by Roger Stephens, 77 TFS Loading, 1970-72.

77 TFS Barracks at the time of the move from RAF Wethersfield - 1970.

Submitted by Roger Stephens, 77 TFS Loading, 1970-72.

Barracks upon taking my granddaughter to see for her 8th birthday in 2011. Submitted by Roger Stephens, 77 TFS Loading, 1970-72.

Barracks upon taking my granddaughter to see for her 8th birthday in 2011.

Submitted by Roger Stephens, 77 TFS Loading, 1970-72.


Please give the following personnel a big UH welcome! Their contact information has been added to The Duty Roster as of
Sept 2013:
Added in September ADAMS Jr, Robert, M (Rob)
robsvfr@hotmail.com
Sergeant - E4 Sgt, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
Aerospace Ground Equipment
Apr 1982 - Apr 1985
Added in September BAGLEY, Samuel
sambagley@aol.com
Sergeant - E4 Sgt, 20th Security Police Squadron, Law Enforcement, "A" Flight Jan 1982 - Sep 1985
Added in September BERNARDSON, John, "bernie"
berniejohn51@hotmail.com
Sergeant - E4 Sgt, 20th Supply Squadron (POL) section Oct 1972 - Oct 1974
Added in September CARPENTER, Donnis
carpenterdonnis@yahoo.com
Sergeant - E4 Sgt, Transportation Squadron, Motor Pool, Flight Line Mar 1972 - May 1974
Added in September FITZPATRICK -GLASS, Sharon
sharonfitz59@yahoo.com
Senior Airman Insignia 1976-1991 SrA, 20 FMS, Environmental Systems Shop (MA) Jul 1978 - Mar 1981
Added in September Master Sergeant - E7 GLASS, Phillip
Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
phillipglass57@yahoo.com
Sergeant - E4SrA - Sgt, 410 FMS Hydraulic Shop, Flightline & Phase Dock Feb 1979 - Mar 1981
Added in September Staff Sergeant - E5 HUNTER, Leroy
Staff Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
leroyhunter3133@gmail.com
Sergeant - E4Sgt, 20th Transportation Squadron Apr 1981 - May 1989
Added in September Master Sergeant - E7 MADISON, Jr., William, (Bill)
Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
cpictureu2@aol.com
Master Sergeant - E7MSgt, 20th MMS Jan 1976 - Jan 1979
Added in September MCKINNEY, Jerry
jerrygolfbh@gmail.com
Staff Sergeant - E5SSgt, 20th Supply Squadron
Worked in Computer Operations
Aug 1977 - Aug 1980
Added in September PICKETT, Ray, "LD"
rp_banker@yahoo.com
Sergeant - E4A2/C - Sgt, 3918th Crash Rescue 1957 - 1959
Added in September Master Sergeant - E7 RUSH, Scott
Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
scottrush@hotmail.com
Sergeant - E4 Sgt, 20 CRS Manual Test Stations. Also stationed at RAF Croughton from 1996 to Feb 2002 (Tach Control) Sep 1985 - Sep 1988
Added in September WILSON, Thomas
newmansdad@charter.net
A1C, 20th Security Police Squadron, "A" Flight. Goalie, SPS Soccer Team December 1979 - Nov 1981
Added in September WOOD, Richard
d.wood75@ymail.com
Staff Sergeant - E5SSgt, 3918th Air Base Group
Headquarters Squadron
Sep 1953 - Sep 1956


Please give the following personnel a big UH welcome! Their contact information has been added to The Duty Roster as of
July 2013:
Added in July Master Sergeant - E7 BOAZ, William (Bill)
Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
rainboaz@sbcglobal.net
Master Sergeant - E7 MSgt, 2168 Communications Squadron,
NCOIC Radio Maintenance
1973 - 1976
Added in July DECKER, Emily
emily.decker@ang.af.mil emdove@sbcglobal.net
A1C, 20 MSSQ (Post Office) Sep 1992 - Sep 1994
Added in July FLOYD, Albert
rooney71_72@yahoo.com
Sergeant - E4 Sgt, 20th Security Police Squadron K9 1972 - 1974
Added in July Chief Master Sergeant - E9 HOOPER, Pete "H.O."
Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)

13401 Mossy Cypress Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32223

Master Sergeant - E7 MSgt, 2168th Communications Squadron (Air Trafic Control) Dec 1974 - Nov 1976
Added in July HUMPHRIES, Gary
gary.humphires@verizon.net
Sergeant - E4 Sgt, 20th MMS, SAS Area, special weap 1972 - 1974
Added in July KANE, Tom "killer"
tomkane32@verizon.net
Lieutenant, 97th Bomb Wing
340 Bomb Squadron
Co-Pilot B-47
Apr 1956 - Jun 1956
Added in July LINGER, Jerry
linger359@comcast.net
Airman Second Class (A/2C) had 2 Stripes during this time period A2C, 376 Bomb Wing
376 A & E --- TDY
Nov 1961 - Feb 1962
Added in July Master Sergeant - E7 MURPHY, Russell
Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
otodeepfussell@netscape.net
Senior Airman Insignia 1976-1991 SrA, 20th Security Police Squadron Dec 1977 - Dec 1980
Added in July PAYNTER, Richard
rpaynter@bop.gov
Senior Airman Insignia 1976-1991 SrA, 20th Munitions Maintenance Squadron Dec 1979 - Dec 1981
Added in July Chief Master Sergeant - E9 STOCKS, Debbie
Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
adstocks@att.net
Staff Sergeant - E5 SSgt, 20 CRS Avionics. Camera 'Shop/Gold 2 & Gold 6 Photo' Mar 1982 - Mar 1985


Please give the following personnel a big UH welcome! Their contact information has been added to The Duty Roster as of
June 2013:
Added in June Chief Master Sergeant - E9 ADAMS, John
Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
john.adams1025@sbcglobal.net
Staff Sergeant - E5SSgt, 66TRW 1966 - 1969
Added in June Captain ANDERSON, Bryan
Captain, USAF (Ret)
anderson@rap.midco.net
Senior Airman Insignia 1976-1991 SrA, 7320th/620th Security Police Squadron, C Flight Feb 1988 - Jan 1990
Added in June Technical Sergeant - E6 BEILHARDT, Heinz
Technical Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
heinz.beilhardt@gmail.com
Staff Sergeant - E5 A1C - SSgt, 20 BHS (CBPO), later re-org'd to 20 CSG (MPF) Aug 1983 - Jun 1991
Added in June Master Sergeant - E7 BOBO, Jimmie, "Bobo"
Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
carryout1@aol.com
A1C, 20th Combat Support Group/Food Services Apr 1969 - Jul 1974
Added in June Captain DUKE, John "Duke"
Captain, USAF (Ret)
ms.duke@sbcglobal.net
Staff Sergeant - E5 SSgt, 66th Security Police Squadron (later same tour, 20th SPS) Nov 1969 - Nov 1972
Added in June HOGAN, Lee
leehogan@cox.net
Sergeant - E4 Sgt, 20th TAC Hospital Dec 1971 - Jul 1975
Added in June Chief Master Sergeant - E9 HUNTER, Roy
Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
rhunter3@tampabay.rr.com
Chief Master Sergeant - E9 CMSgt, 3918 CAMS SAC Chief Aircraft, Maintenance Control SAC Alert. B-47, b-52, KC-135 Feb 1964 - Jun 1965
Chief Master Sergeant - E9 CMSgt, 66 TRW Chief Aircraft Maintenance Qualty Control Jun 1966 - Jun 1968
Added in June MCNAMARA, Gregory, "Mac"
mac_ajs@yahoo.com
Staff Sergeant - E5 SSgt, 66 FMS AGE, 20th FMS AGE Oct 1967 - Jan 1971
Added in June SCHOOLS, Carl F.
skulz375@verizon.net
Corporal, US ARMY Corporal, 3918th Operations Squadron 1952 - 1955
Added in June Technical Sergeant - E6 SZYSZKOWSKI, Ronald, "Ski"
Technical Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
ronszyszkowski@comcast.net Contact
Technical Sergeant - E6 TSgt, 20th Transportation Squadron Oct 1980 - Oct 1983


Please give the following personnel a big UH welcome! Their contact information has been added to The Duty Roster as of
May 2013:
Added in May CONNER, Chris
gradybaby61@yahoo.com
Staff Sergeant - E5 A1C - SSgt, 20MMS, 520 AGS Jan 1980 - Sep 1985
Staff Sergeant - E5 SSgt, 520 AGS, 55 AMU Dec 1987 - Nov 1992
Added in May Sergeant - E4 CROSSFIELD, Robert "Rocky"
Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
bobresq1@comcast.net
A1C, 20th TFW Supply Squadron Apr 1979 - Aug 1981
Added in May Master Sergeant - E7 ROBINSON, Charles K. "Robbie"
Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
anarobbie@gmail.com
Airman First Class had 3 Stripes during this time period A2C - A1C, 3918th USAF Dispensary Aug 1963 - Mar 1965
Added in May STEPHENS, Roger
rogsteph@sbcglobal.net
Staff Sergeant - E5 SSgt, 77 TFS Loading 1970 -1972


Other sources for rank insignia found at the Official Site of the U.S. Air Force:


Please give the following personnel a big UH welcome! Their contact information has been added to The Duty Roster as of
April 2013:
Added in April Senior Master Sergeant, E-8 ALIFF, Jack
Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
jakaliffnetac.net
Technical Sergeant - E6TSgt, 55TFS
One of the first two enlisted Flight/Mission Schedulers; Rudy Doll was the other Scheduler.
Jun 1980 - Jun 1983
Added in Apr Master Sergeant - E7 BOTTS, Corby
Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
cnbotts@windstream.net
Sergeant - E4 Sgt, 20th OMS/Blue Section "B" Flight Crew Chief Dec 1976 - Dec 1979
Added in Apr BOTTS, Cynthia (Cindy)
cnbotts@windstream.net
Staff Sergeant - E5 SSgt, 20th Publication Distribution Office (PDO) Dec 1976 - Dec 1979
Added in Apr Master Sergeant - E7 CAMPBELL, Ernest
Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
chefbaldeagle@sbcglobal.net earnest.campbell@beale.af.mil
Staff Sergeant - E5SSgt, 7320 SPS, "A" Flight Jun 1988 - May 1992
Added in Apr Senior Master Sergeant, E-8 CANTRELL, Lee
Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
2WheelLee.gmail.com
Sergeant - E4Sgt, 20th OMS, Blue "B" Flight Mar 1976 - Aug 1979
Added in Apr Senior Master Sergeant, E-8 COOK, Joel V.
Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
cooksayhello@yahoo.com
Master Sergeant - E7 TSgt - MSgt, 77th TFS Avionics flight Oct 1990 - Jul 1993
Added in Apr Senior Master Sergeant, E-8 DONOVAN, Dennis, "Double Diamond"
Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
ddono32634@aol.com
Master Sergeant - E7 MSgt, 20 TFW/DOCP (Command Post) 1966 - 1968
Added in Apr Chief Master Sergeant - E9 GAGNON, Mark
Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
mark.gagnon@menwithhill.af.mil mgagnon45@yahoo.com
Staff Sergeant - E5 SSgt, 20th Mission Support Squadron (CBPO) Sep 1987 - Aug 1993
Added in Apr Master Sergeant - E7 JARRELL, Terry
Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
terry.jarrell@cox.net
AB - A1C, OMS - Yellow Section - Crew Chief May 1977 = May 1979
Added in Apr Senior Master Sergeant, E-8 LACHANCE, Joseph, "John"
Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
vaknso@aol.com
Senior Master Sergeant, E-8 SMSgt, 20 TAC Hospital Dec 1980 - Dec 1983
Added in Apr MCCOIGE, Gerry
gerrymccoige@yahoo.com
Sergeant - E4 Sgt, Red Section, Crew Chief 68-068
Served 8 months on Victor Alert
Jul 1980 - Jul 1982
Added in Apr Master Sergeant - E7 PERRY, Leon
Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
Leon-perry@hotmail.com Lperry57@gmail.com
Staff Sergeant - E5 SSgt 20th FMS AGE Shop North 2-Bay Nov 1977 - Dec 1980
Technical Sergeant - E6 TSgt, 20th FMS AGE Shop North 2-Bay Apr 1982 - Jul 1986
Added in Apr Senior Master Sergeant, E-8 PEREZ, Rafael
Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
nexuslobo@aol.com
Staff Sergeant - E5 SSgt, 20th OMS 1975 - 1978
Added in April POUCH, Willian, "The Hair God"
bpouch@aol.com
E3 was A2C up to 1968 with 2 stripes. E3, 66th A&E (AMS) Oct 1966 - Jun 1969
Added in Apr RODGERS, Jeffrey "Buck"
jeffflyi@yahoo.com
CaptainCaptain, 55TFS May 1985 - Jan 1988
Added in Apr SANTER, Bill,
w_santer@yahoo.com
2nd Lt. - 1st Lt. 20th AGS: 77th AMU, 42 AMU
20th CRS: Engine Shop
Feb 1986 - Feb 1988
Added in Apr WUESTNER, Fredrick, "Fred"
wuestner@chilitech.net
Staff Sergeant - E5 SSgt, 1268th AACS Squadron
Air Traffic Tower/GCA
May 1958 - May 1961
Added in Apr ZIPPRICH, Allen
porazipprich@verizon.net
Sergeant - E4Sgt, 66th FMS (Transit Alert) Aug 1966 - Aug 1969


Please give the following personnel a big UH welcome! Their contact information has been added to The Duty Roster as of
December 2012:
Added in December CRAWFORD, M.O. "Lover 69"
drmacintosh@sbcglobal.net
CaptainCaptain, 17th Tactical Reconnaisance Squadron
RF-4C
Aug 1968 - Jan 1970
Added in December EVANS, Stuart
stuarte1980@yahoo.com
Senior Airman Insignia 1976-1991 20th SPS Apr 1983 - Apr 1985
Added in December Colonel FISHER, Charles "Doc"
Colonel, USAF (Ret)
cfisher555@aol.com
CaptainCaptain, 77 TFS 1992 - 1994
Added in December Colonel HOUGE, Gerald "Padre"
CH Colonel, USAF (Ret)
jerryhouge@yahoo.com
CaptainCH Captain, 20 FW
Squadron Chaplain 79 FS
Jun 1990 - Jul 1993
Added in December PETRO, Jerry
kingrider51@sbcglobal.net
Sergeant - E4 Sgt, 20th Supply Squadron Jun 1971 - Feb 1972
Added in December PLUMLEY, Donald (Don)
Major, USAF (Ret)
donplumley1@juno.com
CaptainCaptain, 20th TFW/IN Oct 1985 - Nov 1987
Added in December TIMPERLEY, Thomas
tomtimperley@cox.net
A1C, 20th SPS 1983 - 1985


Submitted by Kathy McGuire, widow of Major Mike McGuire, 55th Fighter Squadron. Submitted by Kathy McGuire, widow of Major Mike McGuire, 55th Fighter Squadron. Submitted by Kathy McGuire, widow of Major Mike McGuire, 55th Fighter Squadron. Act Of Commemoration

September 16, 2012.
Submitted by Kathy McGuire, widow of Major Mike McGuire, 55th Fighter Squadron.


Endless British Pub Map!
Endless British Pub Map

Click on Endless British Pub Map and drill down to the area around Upper Heyford to see if you have been to the pub. Click on "Street View" in Google Maps.

Submitted by Mike Dunn
Phoenix, Az


Submitted by Richard Falcone, US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, 32nd Brigade, 1956 - 1957.

Submitted by Richard Falcone, US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, 32nd Brigade, 1956 - 1957.

Submitted by Richard Falcone, US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, 32nd Brigade, 1956 - 1957.

Submitted by Richard Falcone, US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, 32nd Brigade, 1956 - 1957.

Submitted by Richard Falcone, US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, 32nd Brigade, 1956 - 1957. "This is the 75 mm gun we used."

Submitted by Richard Falcone, US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, 32nd Brigade, 1956 - 1957.

Submitted by Richard Falcone, US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, 32nd Brigade, 1956 - 1957. "Do you remember this fellow and his truck, I do."

Submitted by Richard Falcone, US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, 32nd Brigade, 1956 - 1957.

Submitted by Richard Falcone, US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, 32nd Brigade, 1956 - 1957. "Bill's canteen service."

Submitted by Richard Falcone, US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, 32nd Brigade, 1956 - 1957.

Submitted by Richard Falcone, US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, 32nd Brigade, 1956 - 1957. "The insignia is the first one after the AAA 32 Brig lettering."

Submitted by Richard Falcone, US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, 32nd Brigade, 1956 - 1957.


Ken Kingsley and Mike Nunns at Key West, Florida, 12/30/11. We have not seen each other for over 32 years.  Submitted by Mike Nunns, A1C - SSgt, 20th Supply Squadron, POL, Jun 1977 - Jun 1979. Ken Kingsley and Mike Nunns at Key West, Florida, 12/30/11. We have not seen each other for over 32 years.

Submitted by Mike Nunns, A1C - SSgt, 20th Supply Squadron, POL, Jun 1977 - Jun 1979.


Former RAF Upper Heyford Security Policemen Reunite After 33 Years

Duane Park & Ken Bachman reunite at the Park residence in April 2011. Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, 1976-1978. Duane Park & Ken Bachman reunite at the Park residence in Plano, Texas, April 2011.

"The last time we had seen each other was 33 years ago at RAF Upper Heyford. During that time, Ken and I traveled to Grendelwald, Switzerland and Menorca, Spain."

Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, 1976-1978.


HTML Gear free Guest Book retired April 1, 2012.

Friends,

Although our free Guest Book service provider (HTML Gear) was drawn to a close on April 1, 2012, I have managed to preserve all of the guest book entries. They are divided into separate documents by year; 2000 through 2011. Entries marked as "Private" remain as such and have not been included in the archives.

I've found some code that will enable us to to make our own Guest Book, independent from outside sources. Please bear with me as I have not set it up or enabeled it yet.

Duane Park
webmaster, www.raf-upper-heyford.org
uhwebguy@hotmail.com

Guestbook Archive - 2011.pdf Guestbook Archive - 2011.pdf

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Guestbook Archive - 2009.pdf Guestbook Archive - 2009.pdf

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Guestbook Archive - 2001.pdf Guestbook Archive - 2001.pdf

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Text. Submitted by Mike Boyd, 1960 - 1963. Text. Submitted by Mike Boyd, 1960 - 1963. Text. Submitted by Mike Boyd, 1960 - 1963.

Submitted by Mike Boyd, 1960 - 1963.


"I was stationed at RAF Upper Heyford from 1987 to 1991 as a fire fighter. I am sending you some photos I took while there. There is hardly a day that passes that I do not think about the men and women I served with and the base itself. Hope you like the photos!"

Submitted by Douglas True, 20th CES Fire Fighter, 1987 - 1991.

Crash Station. Submitted by Douglas True, 20th CES Fire Fighter, 1987 - 1991. F-111 Egress 2. Submitted by Douglas True, 20th CES Fire Fighter, 1987 - 1991. P-2 Crash Truck. Submitted by Douglas True, 20th CES Fire Fighter, 1987 - 1991. USAFE's Best 1988. Submitted by Douglas True, 20th CES Fire Fighter, 1987 - 1991.


20th Fighter Wing F-111s in action at RAF Upper Heyford during December 1992. The wing inactivated during October 1993 with most of the jets being retired to AMARC (Boneyard) in Tucson, Arizona. 20th Fighter Wing F-111s in action at RAF Upper Heyford during December 1992. The wing inactivated during October 1993 with most of the jets being retired to AMARC (Boneyard) in Tucson, Arizona.
"This is from my aviation video collection while stationed at RAF Upper Heyford (haystack) England. 55 Fighter Squadron. It was taken in the spring of 1992". Posted on YouTube by deanoccs. "F-111 55 Fighter Squadron RAF Upper Heyford. Capt Jerry C. Lindh pilot and WSO Deano McGalliard (me). Preflight, start taxi and takeoff. Capt Jerry C. Lindh died along with Maj Mike McGuire 17 Sep 1992 when they crashed on approach to runway 9." Posted on YouTube by deanoccs.


I contacted RAF Croughton as part of the research I am doing for the 40th Anniversary of Towcester Evening WI (Women's Institute) in England. In the 1970s our group was involved in an exchange project with the USAF at RAF Croughton. The President and Treasurer from our inaugural year are still members of our thriving WI.

In November 2011 Towcester Evening WI (Women's Institute) will be celebrating their 40th Anniversary. In its inaugural year Towcester Evening WI and families from the USAF base at RAF Croughton took part in a Town and Country Project funded by the Carnegie UK Trust. The purpose of this project was to promote an exchange of ideas and traditions, both social and cultural, between WI members and the American visitors.
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Image 15 was taken on the steps of Easton Neston when Lord Hesketh owned the estate. It has recently been bought by Leon Max a Russian-born American fashion designer and retailer.

Image 16 was taken at Croughton and the newspaper cutting accompanying it explains that the president of the USAF Wives Group, Gayle Phillabaum (wife of Sgt Dan Phillabaum)was presented with a worthy award from the county of Northamptonshire.

Image 17 was taken when the project ended and USAF Senior Master George Brown is in the photograph with our inaugural president & treasurer who still belong to Towcester Evening WI!

We do appreciate anything you can do to help promote our wish to make contact with anyone who was involved with the project. In the scrapbook I also found a reference to the presentation of a small rose bowl to Mrs Marge Brown, President of Croughton Wives Club, from the WI as a memento of their friendship.

With the wide spread use of social networking we thought that RAF Croughton might have a website where you might consider displaying these photographs to see if we can contact any of the personnel that appear on the photographs or who took part in the twinning project.

Finally, we are planning a 40th Anniversary Party in August and we would consider it to be really special if a representative from RAF Croughton could join us in our celebrations.

Sue Hamilton
Community Officer
5 Wordsworth Close
Towcester
NN12 6JU

01327 350822

mobile 07805902865
suehamilton_1@hotmail.com


20th Fighter Wing Association Reunion - Oct 26-30, 2011
20th Fighter Wing Association reunion, all hands, all ranks, 1930’s to present 20th FW and predecessors (20th FG, FBW, TFW). San Antonio, TX Oct 26-30, 2011. See details and sign up at 20FWA.org, or if unable, email abbyndavid@aol.com or call 770-429-9955.

Dave Skilling, Lt/Col USAF (ret)

The 20th Fighter Wing Association is the active history and reunion group of veterans and friends of the present 20th at Shaw AFB, SC and all predecessor units (the 20th TFW, 20th FG, 20th FBW etc) from pre-WW II to the present.


B-47 Strategic Air Command Bomber. Rotated in from the midwest. Submitted by Alfred Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956. "B-47 Strategic Air Command Bomber. Rotated in from the midwest."

Submitted by Alfred Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956.

Field Exercise. Setting up Operations Van. 4th AAA Bn. HQ Battery. Submitted by Alfred Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956. "Field Exercise. Setting up Operations Van. 4th AAA Bn. HQ Battery."

Submitted by Alfred Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956.

75 MM AA Gun, RADAR controlled. 1956. Guided missles replaced them. Submitted by Alfred Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956. "75 MM AA Gun, RADAR controlled. 1956. Guided missles replaced them."

Submitted by Alfred Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956.

Motor Pool, U.S. Army + B-47 Jet Flight Line. July 1956. Submitted by Alfred Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956. "Motor Pool, U.S. Army + B-47 Jet Flight Line. July 1956."

Submitted by Alfred Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956.

SAC B-47's. July 1956.  Submitted by Alfred Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956. "SAC B-47's. July 1956."

Submitted by Alfred Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956.

Guns Site. The men lived right by the guns. Way out in the field. Check the sand bags. Village in background.  Submitted by Alfred Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956. "Guns Site. The men lived right by the guns. Way out in the field. Check the sand bags. Village in background."

Submitted by Alfred Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956.

Flag raising at Heyford. June 1956. Construction in foreground. Army occupied old part of Base. World War II vintage facilities. I believe the Army Units were gone by 1958.	Submitted by Alfred Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956. "Flag raising at Heyford. June 1956. Construction in foreground. Army occupied old part of Base. World War II vintage facilities. I believe the Army Units were gone by 1958."

Submitted by Alfred Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956.


Here are some links for information about obtaining Military Personnel Records:

http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Personnel_Records_Center

WARNING:
It is always important to be aware of the fact that there are an endless amount of websites all across the internet that falsely advertise the ability to obtain public records.

Some sites charge outrageous prices or may display bogus or incomplete results even after you are charged and may demand additional fees for the actual results. Other sites have been found to violate the privacy of their consumers, by either reporting searches conducted by individuals or even harass their clientele by flooding them with undesired spam mail.

Therefore, it is advised to use a service that is safe and reliable and comes from a well known and respected company.

March 13, 2010 Veterans Memorial Air Park, 3300 Ross Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas. Some of the Veterans who volunteer their time to restore the aircraft; Wendel, Chip and Rick.
My wife, Connie, and I went to visit the new facility of the Veterans Memorial Air Park at its new location at 3300 Ross Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas, and to check out the restoraton of the F-111 tail number UH 68-009 (Balls 9). We met the Director of Events, Dawn Golas, who showed us around the admin building where the staff meets in the Ready Room, and the other areas that are currently being finished out by the same volunteers that are restoring the aircraft. It was great to meet the Veterans who volunteer their time to work on this and the other projects underway at the Veterans Memorial Air Park! The recent move to their new, larger facility was time-consuming and was a lot of work, and in my opinion, well worth the effort. This is going to be a great place to have reunions and events!

Submitted by Duane Park. Submitted by Duane Park.

They opened the cockpit of "Balls 9" to let my wife, Connie, and I have a look inside. Until recently, no one had seen the inside of the cockpit as it had been sealed shut all this time. This, too, will be restored!

Dawn Golas shared the vision of the Veterans Memorial Air Park and some the things planned for the new site, such as lighting for the planes at night for tours during evening hours. Also, there are plans to establish a program called "Adopt An Aircraft" so that you can donate funds toward your favorite restoration project!

Submitted by Duane Park. Submitted by Duane Park. Submitted by Duane Park.

The current plans are to have a "soft" opening of the Veterans Memorial Air Park at its new location in July of this year, and I will find out more information to keep our UH community posted.

Duane Park
webmaster, raf-upper-heyford.org

March 7, 2010
Submitted by Jim Bloomberg. Submitted by Jim Bloomberg. "David and Duane,

I wanted to take a moment and update both of you and your great web sites on the restoration of Balls 9.

In October of 2008, we were successful in being able to reattach the wings and horizontal stabilizers to the aircraft.

In January of 2009, we attached all of the leading and trailing edge articles to the aircraft's wing assemblies and panelled the entire top of the fuselage.

In March of 2009, we attached the tail to the aircraft and prepared the aircraft for movement to our new facility at 3300 Ross Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas. With the move to our new location. We had to put the restoration of Balls 9 on hold.

In February of 2010, we have renewed our efforts to restore Balls 9. With help from the Lockheed-Martin Retiree Group, the B-36 Peacemaker Museum, Associated Aircraft Services, and a few vets that flew and maintained Balls 9 at UH. We have successfully replaced all of the tires on the aircraft and are fabricating several panels that were destroyed during the salvage and demiling process at AMARC in 2001.

Through the generosity of Chris Woodul (F-111 Capsule and Ejection Seat Restoration Guru) we have located and installed a new radome and are returning the cockpit to museum class order. We are still in need of after burner sections, a pitot tube, numerous fasteners for panels, and few hard to fabricate engine bay panels.

I have attached a few pictures of the aircraft on the restoration pad at our new facility. DUANE, since you live here in the DFW-Area. We would be honored to have you stop by to visit our facility and check out the jet.

We appreciate everything that the both of you are doing to spread the word about our restoration efforts.

Cheers!"

Jim Bloomberg


"My Dad, Col. Robert E. Hinnant (left), was with the 342nd Bomb Squadron, 97th Bomb Wing, for a number of years. He was in the Air Force from 1942 to 1970. Sadly, he passed away four years ago [2006].

Dad was stationed (TDY) in England in 1956 (April-June). He was the 342nd Bomb Squadron Commander, 97th Bomb Wing at that time. (B-47s)" Submitted by Rob Hinnant, son of Col. Robert E. Hinnant, 97th Bomb Wing. Submitted by Rob Hinnant, son of Col. Robert E. Hinnant, 97th Bomb Wing.

Submitted by Rob Hinnant, son of Col. Robert E. Hinnant, 97th Bomb Wing.

"The only other photo I have of Dad in England appears below. On the back of the photo, when he writes it is "you," he's referring to my Dad."

Submitted by Rob Hinnant, son of Col. Robert E. Hinnant, 97th Bomb Wing. Submitted by Rob Hinnant, son of Col. Robert E. Hinnant, 97th Bomb Wing.

Submitted by Rob Hinnant, son of Col. Robert E. Hinnant, 97th Bomb Wing.

Submitted by Rob Hinnant, son of Col. Robert E. Hinnant, 97th Bomb Wing. Submitted by Rob Hinnant, son of Col. Robert E. Hinnant, 97th Bomb Wing.

Submitted by Rob Hinnant, son of Col. Robert E. Hinnant, 97th Bomb Wing.

"Dad is on the far left, kneeling. By the way, and you may already know, the Aircraft Commander was always on the far left of photos, either standing or kneeling."

Submitted by Rob Hinnant, son of Col. Robert E. Hinnant, 97th Bomb Wing. Submitted by Rob Hinnant, son of Col. Robert E. Hinnant, 97th Bomb Wing.

Submitted by Rob Hinnant, son of Col. Robert E. Hinnant, 97th Bomb Wing.


Submitted by Terrence (Tery) Boyd, POL Specialist, Jan 1967 - Aug 1968.

Submitted by Terrence (Tery) Boyd, POL Specialist, Jan 1967 - Aug 1968.

Submitted by Terrence (Tery) Boyd, POL Specialist, Jan 1967 - Aug 1968.

Submitted by Terrence (Tery) Boyd, POL Specialist, Jan 1967 - Aug 1968.

Submitted by Terrence (Tery) Boyd, POL Specialist, Jan 1967 - Aug 1968.

Submitted by Terrence (Tery) Boyd, POL Specialist, Jan 1967 - Aug 1968.

Submitted by Terrence (Tery) Boyd, POL Specialist, Jan 1967 - Aug 1968.

Submitted by Terrence (Tery) Boyd, POL Specialist, Jan 1967 - Aug 1968.

Submitted by Terrence (Tery) Boyd, POL Specialist, Jan 1967 - Aug 1968.

Submitted by Terrence (Tery) Boyd, POL Specialist, Jan 1967 - Aug 1968.


Submitted by Steven Kates, 2130 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986.

UH Buckingham home. Winter 1984 or 1985.

Submitted by Steven Kates, 2130 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986.

Submitted by Steven Kates, 2130 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986.

Submitted by Steven Kates, 2130 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986.

Submitted by Steven Kates, 2130 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986.

Submitted by Steven Kates, 2130 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986.

Submitted by Steven Kates, 2130 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986.

Submitted by Steven Kates, 2130 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986.

Submitted by Steven Kates, 2130 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986.

Submitted by Steven Kates, 2130 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986.

Submitted by Steven Kates, 2130 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986.

USAFE Slowpitch Softball Champs.
"2168th Communications Sq Slowpitch softball team. We won the USAFE Communications Squadrons annual softball tournament that day at RAF Sculthorpe, England can’t remember exact time frame probably 84-85."

Submitted by Steven Kates, 2130 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986.

Submitted by Steven Kates, 2130 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986.

Submitted by Steven Kates, 2130 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986.


Submitted by Darren Wheeler, 2168th Comm. Squadron, RAF Croughton, June 1981 - June 1983.

On the Octopussy set, circa 1982.

Submitted by Darren Wheeler, 2168th Comm. Squadron, RAF Croughton, June 1981 - June 1983.

Submitted by Darren Wheeler, 2168th Comm. Squadron, RAF Croughton, June 1981 - June 1983.

Sky King 12-03-1982 (front).

Submitted by Darren Wheeler, 2168th Comm. Squadron, RAF Croughton, June 1981 - June 1983.

Submitted by Darren Wheeler, 2168th Comm. Squadron, RAF Croughton, June 1981 - June 1983.

Sky King 12-03-1982 (back).

Submitted by Darren Wheeler , 2168th Comm. Squadron, RAF Croughton, June 1981 - June 1983.


TO: 20TH F.W.A. MEMBERS WHO SERVED AT UPPER HEYFORD 1/2/10

I’m sending out this e-mail in an effort to find more members for the Association. I know that many of you have heard this message before. I don’t want to be boring, but the reality of our situation is this, we need to add to our member list. If we don’t, the Association will shrink in size and in due course, cease to exist. The only significant source for new members are those who served in the 20th Fighter Wing at Upper Heyford.

Reunions are our primary focus and those who attend are there because their friends will be there. It is you who have the information (e-mail or mailing address) in order to make contact with your Upper Heyford friends. I would suggest that you can use my letter by forwarding it to those who are in your address book. This might start a chain-linking process that will get the word to other old friends. Ask them to join now as a new member. It only costs $20 to join and they will get all the information on the 2011 San Antonio Reunion from the newsletters they will receive. They can join by bringing up our web site, (20fwa.org) click on “membership” and follow the instructions. Besides getting together with old friends, San Antonio is a great place to visit. They will be glad they decided to attend.

As I said, this request for recruiting new members isn’t new and we appreciate the efforts that have been made in the past. This time we’ve decided to add an incentive to your recruiting efforts. For every 5 new members that you recruit, who join and attend the San Antonio reunion, the Association will pay for one night of your hotel bill at the reunion. When new members join, in filling out the registration information, they will be asked the name of the member who recruited them. In that way, we can determine credit for new member recruiting.

I do have one more item to bring up. My term as President will be over as of the San Antonio Reunion. The person that replaces me should be from the Upper Heyford era. If any of you feel that you would be interested to be the next President, please let me know. There is some work involved, but nothing that can’t be handled. You will feel good about carrying on the history and traditions of the 20th Fighter Wing.

See you in San Antonio

John Peebles, President
L/Col, USAF, Retired

7462 Twin Lakes Dr. Morrow, OH 45152
phone: 513-899-2086 e-mail:jfpeebles@earthlink.net


"I came across your website doing some research for a USAF historical project I'm working on. I was stationed at RAF Croughton at the end of RAF Heyford's last days. Heyford was our support base, commissary, BX etc, etc. When it closed it was as though our base was closing. At least I managed toget one of Ronald Wong's signature farewell prints. Long story short, I'm now back in country at RAF Alconbury. We are renovating the combined club that used to be the officer's club. ALL OVER the ceiling and oak timbers were hundreds of decals. Some decals were left by Heyford squadron members and project engineers (like the PAVE TACK pod). These were all planned on being sanded over and forgotten. I got word and managed to rescue 290 of them. I've attached them to photo paper and scanned them into electronic files. Would you be interested in the ones related to RAF Heyford as memorabilia?

Phill Allen
MSgt, USAF
RAF Alconbury

Submitted by Phill Allen.

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My sincere thanks to Kim Billingham, of Buckinghamshire, England, for her kind and generous gift of support on behalf of Jim and Gail Seymour, 3918th Air Base Sq/3918th Transportation Sq, 1959 - 1963, to help maintain the RAF Upper Heyford Memorial Web Site. Kim's donation helps to ensure that our current and future web site users continue to find their RAF Upper Heyford friends.


Airfields & Aviation Memorials

This is a web site "...dedicated to Airfields & Aviation Memorials". Coutesy of Richard E. Flagg.
http://airfields.fotopic.net/upperheyford


Here is some nice UH F-111 video footage found on YouTube. It's mostly UH F-111's but starts and ends with Lakenheath birds.

(If you can't see the image, you may need to allow ActiveX controls to run on your web browser).

Or, just Click here. to open the link to this video on YouTube. Enjoy!


20th Fighter Wing Historian Seeks F-111 Nose Art

Hi, I'm now the 20 FW's Historian at Shaw AFB, SC. I'm working on getting one of our few (very few) remaining 111s to Shaw for a static display. I'm looking for photos of the following Nose Art to help with the selection process. Please help if you can.

68-0005 "Born in the USA"
68-0006 "Free Bird"
68-0013 "Excalibur"
68-0015 "Ozone Ranger"
68-0034 "Drunken Buzzard"
68-0039 "The Baghdad Express
68-0049 "Grim Reaper"
68-0062 "Land Shark"

Art Sevigny
77th TFS 1980-1987.

Arthur E. Sevigny Civ
Historian
20 FW/HO


DSN: 965-1952
Comm: (803) 895-1952

SPAM & SCAM ALERT!

"Duane,

Just to let you know my e-mail account got scammed and I am no longer able to use it. I have been trying to get in to it to no avail. You will probably get an e-mail to send money to [location omitted] and I am asking you to ignore it. The message says that I am stuck in [location omitted] with no money, and that my wallet was lost or stolen, and I am asking that you wire me money. Don't do it."

Webmaster's note: I did, in fact, recieve such an e-mail with this individual's name and e-mail address on it.


Upper Heyford latest 10/04/09

Dear Duane

I cannot remember when I last gave you an update on the redevelopment of the base? A public inquiry into an application by the owners started in October 2008 and with breaks ended in March 2009. The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has the inquiry inspector's report and has written to those who participated in the inquiry (including us - The Oxford Trust for Contemporary History) asking some detailed questions about conditions to be imposed were permission to be granted with disclaimers that the Sec of State has not yet decided whether or not to grant permission.

Briefly, the proposals would keep the military infrastructure intact but would some new housing to the north of Camp Road. Our objection was to the use of all the Hardened Aircraft Shelters for storage making the site into a freight depot that would spoil the Cold War landscape for any appreciation by visitors. An hours of operation condition could allow uninterrupted public access and storage uses but prevent light and heavy goods movements during the period of 9am to 5pm. The car storage is currently probably the only commercially viable use at the site and is clearly inappropriate in the long term but could possibly be allowed to continue in the short term while feasibility studies are carried out on the potential of the heritage site. The owners want to limit access to 4 days per month. Pity those ex-Heyfordians who visit from the US on the 'wrong' day. This is obviously inadequate for a site of world heritage significance.

Any visitors to your web site who would like to see a copy of the decision on the future of the base (to be issued in January 2010) can ask for a copy from pcc@communities.gsi.gov.uk quoting reference UPPER HEYFORD APPEAL no. APP/C3105/A/08/2080594. I would be grateful if you could put this on the site in a suitable place.

Second request: I have taken several groups round the base including staff from the Imperial War Museum. There is some dispute about what the 'target map' in the Battle Command Centre looked like? Much of it was scratched from the wall when the USAF departed as if the targets were marked on the map itself. However, there are clips that suggest there was a perspex overlay that is likely to have the most sensitive information? Can you find somebody who might clarify this and possibly help in its reconstruction? Keep up the good work (in trying circumstances)

Daniel Scharf


Submitted by Richmond Vlymen.

"I was a SSgt assigned to the 20 AMS WCIN Shop. I had the pleasure of being a member of the 20TFW team that went to the 1977 RAF Strike Command Tactical Bomb Comp at RAF Lossiemouth. Attached is a photo of the 20 AMS team members that I had taken at Lossiemouth."

Front(L to R): Jim Mathis - WCIN, Rick Vlymen - WCIN, Jerry Popovich - CNPA.
Back(L to R): Dave Andrea - AFIS, Doug Stiegerwald - WCIN, Jack Omohundro - WCIN, ?=CNPA, ?, Mitch Marichal - AFCS.

Submitted by Richmond Vlymen, MSgt (Ret.)


Submitted by Randy ''Beagle'' Gibbs, 20th SPS/L.E., Sep 1975 - Aug 1977. Circa 1976

SrA Randy Gibbs deploys "SWAT" fashion from the back of SP van while Sgt Jack Glasser observes.

Submitted by Randy "Beagle" Gibbs, 20th SPS/L.E., Sep 1975 - Aug 1977.

Submitted by Randy ''Beagle'' Gibbs, 20th SPS/L.E., Sep 1975 - Aug 1977. Sending friends home the Right way

Submitted by Randy "Beagle" Gibbs, 20th SPS/L.E., Sep 1975 - Aug 1977.

Submitted by Randy ''Beagle'' Gibbs, 20th SPS/L.E., Sep 1975 - Aug 1977. Another going away party

"This time "D" Flight Security and L.E. troops say goodbye to Sgts Jack Glasser and Sgt Mike Bouchie as they prepare to head home for ETS."

Submitted by Randy "Beagle" Gibbs, 20th SPS/L.E., Sep 1975 - Aug 1977.


Submitted by .

"Hello I was there when the Sky Kings won the title from the Rockets in 1973. Joe Hurry was my favorite player he was relentless. He was a real football player who grew-up with and played with Hall of Fame players, Warren Moon of the Houston Oilers, Sidney Hicks of the Detroit Lions, Charles Dejarrnet of the Los Angeles Rams, and Rod Martin of the Los Angeles Raiders. Instead of going to USC where he could have been a pro-prospect he enlisted during a time of war to serve his country. After meeting with him and explained to me all the mistakes, that good men die in every war, "I did it because I loved my country," He said. After leaving the service he was offered a chance to play for the San Diego Chargers, but an injury ended his football career. So I saved this paper to show all the fans at Upper Heyford past, present, and future that football is an American sport played by Americans. He went on to lead the Sky Kings to a second Championship the following year (back2back) as a Corner Back. I lost touch with him, but he told me his fans were his true only team mates, and he loves them all. He does visit the website from time to time? A Sgt. from Bitburge"

Submitted by


Submitted by David S. Legarth. 20th Medical Group Outing - The Madrigal Ball 1993

"The picture is of many hospital staff and spouses taken in front of the ED and ambulance bay. The Madrigal Ball was held in Spring 1993. I am second from right with my wife Trish in the grey gown and headpiece."

Submitted by David S. Legarth


Submitted by Guy A. (Tony) Smith. Guy A. (Tony) Smith

"I found this one taken at UH on 14 May 1965. This was taken after all the aircraft had left UH and we were no longer part of SAC. We were part of USAFE ,7514th Combat Support Squadron. I left UH and the Air Force in June 1966."


Col. Randall J. Richert, USAF. Click to see official USAF bio. Opens in a new window. Col. Randall J. Richert, USAF

1st Lt-Capt, 620th SPS and the 20th SPS, Shift Commander of B and D flights as well as Exec for Lt Col Russ Daisley, the 20th SFG CC. Oct 1989 - Aug 1991.


Submitted by David A. Zentmayer.

Fire Station Dedication 1984

I was stationed at UH from 81-85 then deployed back there during the first Gulf war. I found some pictures of the fire station dedication from 1984 - Included in the first pic is Col Dale Thompson 20th TFW/CC and CMSGT Ed Doughty Wing Fire Chief, The Lt Col is Howard Selheimer Base Civil Engineer, the other CMSgt is Keith Moser HQ USAFE Fire Protection. I do not recall who the other Col is.

Submitted by David A. Zentmayer,20th CES/DEF - Fire Department, Jan 1981 - Jan 1985.


Submitted by John Hurst, 2130th Communications Squadron. Submitted by John Hurst, 2130th Communications Squadron.

Submitted by John Hurst, 2130th Communications Squadron.


Click to see official USAF biography (opens a new window). Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, ''C'' Flight, Nov 1976 - Nov 1978.

Col. Alan R. Metzler

Shift Commander, 20th Security Police Squadron, 20th Fighter Wing, RAF Upper Heyford, United Kingdom, Jul 1989 – Jun 1992.

Source: www.defenselink.mil

Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, "C" Flight, Nov 1976 - Nov 1978.


Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, 1976 - 1978. Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, 1976 - 1978.

"Kathy, I have your jacket!"
I found this jacket at auction on www.ebay.com in 2006 and thought it would be nice to keep it in the UH family, so to speak. The front of the jacket has KATHY embroidered on it, and the back has some amazing embriodery artwork and "AGE RANGER".

Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, 1976 - 1978.


1978 R.A.F. Upper Heyford Sky Kings fastpitch softball team. Submitted by Rick Shilliam, 20th AMS, 1977-1980. 1978 R.A.F. Upper Heyford Sky Kings fastpitch softball team
Top row, left to right: Tom “Puppy” Even, John Carlson, Bob Madinger, Robert “Boog” Powell, Jim Donavon, Randy Davenport, Ron Schaffer, and Jim Volz.
Bottom row, left to right: Rick Shilliam, “Captain” Bob Larson, Rick Reder, Ken Mitchell, Steve Salzman, Gary Eckland, Emmit ?, “Coach” Al Cielich.
Submitted by Rick Shilliam, 20th AMS, 1977-1980.
1978 R.A.F. Upper Heyford Little League. Submitted by Rick Shilliam, 20th AMS, 1977-1980. 1978 R.A.F. Upper Heyford Little League
Top row, left to right: Coach SrA Rick Shilliam, Troy & Ricky Brown, Kerry(?) Oshatzer, Brad Dormady, Kelly(?) Oshatzer, Pat Looper, Carl Miller, Antoine Sutton, Geoff Pickens, and Coach SrA Chuck Van Horn.
Bottom row, left to right: Richard Mokoski, Craig Johnson, Willie Pasciezni, Doug Coleman, and Diana Long.
Submitted by Rick Shilliam, 20th AMS, 1977-1980.

Image submitted by Dennis Smith, 20th Supply Squadron 1989 - 1991. Image submitted by Terry Horstead, 66th Supply Squadron, 1968 - 1970 & 20th Supply Squadron, 1970 - 1970. Many thanks to Brian "Zowie" Cleary, for his many gifts of support to help maintain the RAF Upper Heyford Memorial Web Site! Brian served at RAF Upper Heyford in the 20th Supply Squadron from December 1983 to June 1987.

Click here to see the web page dedicated to the 20th and other Supply Squadrons at RAF Upper Heyford! Supply Squadrons


Submitted by Frank Kekes. Submitted by Frank Kekes. Submitted by Frank Kekes.

I played baseball on THE SKY KINGS Team 1958 pitching and shipped to Chelveston were I also played. I'm submitting pictures of me and also my catcher Sgt. Gilmore who received the coat of arms from the city of CORBY, ENGLAND when playing for Chelveston. Also a picture of my hut during that time on Chelveston.

Submitted by Frank Kekes.


Jacob Park, USMC & his dad Lance Corporal Jacob Park, USMC My sincere thanks to USMC Lance Corporal Jacob Park, for his generous and unexpected gift of a dual-core laptop to help his dad maintain the www.raf-upper-heyford.org web site!

Lance Cpl. Park (Jacob) is at home on 32 days leave after his MOS training, spending time with family and friends until he ships out June 10th on his first assignment to Okinawa, Japan. This tour of duty is expected to be for 2 years at Camp Kinser, but at a moments notice, US Marines can be deployed anywhere on the face of the planet within 24 hours or less.


97th Air Refueling Squadron (click to enlarge) Thank you so much to Richard & Elaine DeMunbrun for their gifts of support to help maintain and keep www.raf-upper-heyford.org online!

Richard DeMunbrun was stationed at RAF Upper Heyford in 1952 with the 97th Air Refueling Squadron of the 97th Bomb Wing, which was deployed at Upper Heyford, England, from 15 March 1952 to 11 June 1952.

To learn more about the 97th Air Refueling Squadron, click on this link to the Air Force Historical Research Agency web site. 97th Air Refueling Squadron


A big Thank you! to James Coey for his gift of support to help maintain and keep www.raf-upper-heyford.org online. James was stationed at RAF Upper Heyford from 1978 - 1981 in the 20th Security Police Squadron on "D" Flight.

Click here to see the web page dedicated to the 20th SPS and other Air Police / Security Police Squadrons at RAF Upper Heyford... APS/SPS (opens a new window).


A big Thank you! to Ellis Sharadin, LtCol (Ret), for his gift of support to help maintain and keep www.raf-upper-heyford.org online. Ellis was stationed at RAF Upper Heyford in the 55th Tactical Fighter Squadron from 1 July 1979 - 30 June 1982, and The 55h Fighter Squadron from April 1990 to November 1991 .

Click here to see the web page dedicated to the 55th Tactical Fighter / 55th Fighter Squadron at RAF Upper Heyford... 55th Tactical Fighter Squadron / 55th Fighter Squadron (opens a new window).


My sincere thanks to Bob Cleavland for his gift of support to help maintain and keep www.raf-upper-heyford.org online. Bob was stationed at RAF Upper Heyford from March 1976 to March 1978 in the 20th Security Police Squadron on "C" Flight.

Click here to see the web page dedicated to the 20th SPS and other Air Police / Security Police Squadrons at RAF Upper Heyford... APS/SPS (opens a new window).


My sincere thanks go to Jeffrey (Jeff) "Duck" Arnold for his gift of support to help maintain and keep www.raf-upper-heyford.org online. Jeff "Duck" Arnold was stationed at RAF Upper Heyford from July 1967 to Feb 1970 as a Sergeant in the 66 A&E and 66 AMS.

Jeff has provided some great photos for the 66th A&E and 66th AMS Squadron. Click here to see more... 66th A&E / 66th AMS (opens a new window).

February 2009


Some Heyford memorabilia you may be interested in seeing. I found my old jacket I bought in 1988. I've only worn it once, actually, and it's in brand new condition. I thought you might like to see the embroidery on it.

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.


RF-101C 60202. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. RF-101C, tail number 60202.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

RF-101C, 17 TRS. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. RF-101C, 17 TRS.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

Royal Flush. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. Royal Flush.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

Royal Flush. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. Royal Flush.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

Royal Flush. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. Royal Flush.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

Royal Flush. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. Royal Flush.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

Royal Flush. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. Royal Flush.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

Royal Flush. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. Royal Flush.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

our RF-101C aircraft of the 17th TRS. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. Four RF-101C aircraft of the 17th TRS.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

66 TRW, RF-101C, tail number 56-0097. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. 66 TRW, RF-101C, tail number 56-0097.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

First RF-4C at UH. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. First RF-4C at UH.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

RF-4C at UH. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. RF-4C at UH.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

RF-101. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. RF-101.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

RF-101C at UH, 1969. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. RF-101C at UH, 1969.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

RAF Upper Heyford, 1969. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. RAF Upper Heyford, 1969.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

17 TRS, March 1969. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. 17 TRS, March 1969.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

NATO Open Day, UH. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. NATO Open Day, UH.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

Base Housing. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. Base Housing.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

Submitted by Al Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956. I wish to express my sincere thanks to Al Trzeciak for his on-going gifts of support to help keep www.raf-upper-heyford.org online. Al Trzeciak was stationed at RAF Upper Heyford from October 1955 to December 1956 as a Private First Class in the US Army, assigned to the 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade.

Al has provided some great photos of what RAF Upper Heyford was like in the mid-1950's... B-47 aircraft, barracks life, a 75 MM Radar Controlled Anti-Aircraft Gun, and more! Click here... 4th A.A.A. (opens a new window).

Me and Dave in Turkey, 1989. Submitted by Jose L Mejia, 520 AGS 55 FS, Feb 1988 - Mar 1990. Me and Dave in Turkey, 1989.

Submitted by Jose L Mejia, 520 AGS 55 FS, Feb 1988 - Mar 1990.

55th AMU Airman of the month. Submitted by Jose L Mejia, 520 AGS 55 FS, Feb 1988 - Mar 1990. 55th AMU Airman of the month.

Submitted by Jose L Mejia, 520 AGS 55 FS, Feb 1988 - Mar 1990.

RAF Upper Heyford, 1989. Submitted by Jose L Mejia, 520 AGS 55 FS, Feb 1988 - Mar 1990. RAF Upper Heyford, 1989.

Submitted by Jose L Mejia, 520 AGS 55 FS, Feb 1988 - Mar 1990.

RAF Upper Heyford, 1989. Submitted by Jose L Mejia, 520 AGS 55 FS, Feb 1988 - Mar 1990. RAF Upper Heyford, 1989.

Submitted by Jose L Mejia, 520 AGS 55 FS, Feb 1988 - Mar 1990.

Church -1989. Submitted by Jose L Mejia, 520 AGS 55 FS, Feb 1988 - Mar 1990. Church - 1989.

Submitted by Jose L Mejia, 520 AGS 55 FS, Feb 1988 - Mar 1990.

Dorm life, 1989. Submitted by Jose L Mejia, 520 AGS 55 FS, Feb 1988 - Mar 1990. Dorm life, 1989.

Submitted by Jose L Mejia, 520 AGS 55 FS, Feb 1988 - Mar 1990.

Coworkers - 1989. Submitted by Jose L Mejia, 520 AGS 55 FS, Feb 1988 - Mar 1990. Coworkers - 1989.

Submitted by Jose L Mejia, 520 AGS 55 FS, Feb 1988 - Mar 1990.


January 2009
Click to enlarge photo. Left to right: Cecil Chambers, Bob Willis, Jim Seymour. Back of Trans. Barracks after Inspection Parade.  Submitted by Jim Seymour. My sincere thanks to Jim and Gail Seymour for their many gifts of support to help maintain the RAF Upper Heyford Memorial Web Site. Jim and Gail have supported this web site's efforts for many years now. Jim Seymour, Jr. was assigned to the 3918th Air Base Squadron (SAC), 3918th Transportation Squadron (SAC) at RAF Upper Heyford from 1959 to 1963, and was a member of The Heyford Minutemen Precision Drill Team Guide-On Bearer.

Click the following link to see the web page for The 3918th Motor Vehicle Squadron: 3918th MVS

Click to enlarge photo. Submitted by Steven Golston, pictured on the right, 20th Security Police Squadron. The cover of the Guardian, Vol 2, No 19, May 1986.

Submitted by Steven Golston, pictured on the right, 20th Security Police Squadron.


December 2008
Submitted by Mike ''Ernie'' Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE ''D'' Flight, 1975 - 1977. My sincere thanks to Mike "Ernie" Bouchie for his on-going gifts of support to help maintain the RAF Upper Heyford Memorial Web Site. His donations help to ensure that our current and future web site users continue to find their RAF Upper Heyford friends. Mike Bouchie was assigned to the 20th Security Police Squadron , Law Eenforcement, "D" Flight at RAF Upper Heyford from 1975 to 1977.


Memories at Upper Heyford-1950-51
Sent: 12/26/08

Duane,
My name is Bernard (Ben) Gorda. On 7 June 1950, I and four other airmen from the 7503rd Base Complement Squadron, deployed from RAF Marham, were the first air policemen to arrive at Upper Heyford. In fact we had performed "leap frog" escort for the military convoy from Marham that began the USAF staffing of RAF Brize-Norton, RAF Fairford, RAF Greenham Common and RAF Upper Heyford. Another Corporal and I, were assigned by the Provost Marshal at Brize to visit the Oxford City Police and arrange for the accomodation of the future USAF town patrols. Later, at Heyford, I worked for a Lt. John T. Holman and performed duties as NCOIC Pass & ID, NCOIC Town Patrol (Bicester & Banbury) (we should have had combat pay - coping with the off-duty army engineers) and as Sgt.of the Guard. Other airmen at Heyford at the time were Cpl Stinson, Cpl Pelfry and Pfc Gene Bartels, my Best Man when I married in February 1951 to Beryl Dorrington of Kidlington; we celebrate our 58th anniversary this February. We have three children and three grandchildren. Before Marham, I had been at Burtonwood (Nov 1948 - Jan 1950). Subsequently, I served in the UK at Manston (1954-57) Brize (1959-62) and Lakenheath (1965-68,) and retired in 1969. Later, I served as The Director of Public Safety at Georgetown University; The Chief Of Police af Crofton, Maryland; Director of the National Neighborhood Watch Program for The National Sheriffs Association; Research Associate for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies; and The Director of Police & Security for The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Hopefully, this will trigger some memories and perhaps additional contributions.

Good Luck to you.

Ben


Submitted by Jim Underwood, son of Col. Paul G. Underwood.

Duane:

I’ve attached a photo of a leather patch that belonged to my father, Col. Paul G. Underwood, when we were stationed in England in the early 50’s. I was born in Colchester during our duty assignment. I have many photos from that time period of the planes and crews. If interested, email me back and perhaps I can send you a CD with the photos.

Jim Underwood


My thanks and gratitude go out to

Shirley Williams
Don Bonner

and
Ramon (Ray), "Lew" Lewis of the 55th AMU as an Engine mechanic/crew chief from 1986 to 1992

for their gifts of support to help maintain the RAF Upper Heyford Memorial Web Site. These donations reflect an on-going commitment by the on-line UH community to ensure current and future UH web site users will continue to find the friends they made while stationed at RAF Upper Heyford.


Many thanks to Brian "Zowie" Cleary for his on-going gifts of support to help maintain the RAF Upper Heyford Memorial Web Site. His donations help to ensure that our current and future web site users continue to find their RAF Upper Heyford friends. Brian Cleary was assigned to the 20th Supply Squadron at RAF Upper Heyford from December 1983 to June 1987.


Please be advised:

I have no affiliation whatsoever with the so-called UPPER HEYFORD STORE.

I do not solicit sales of any kind through e-mail... ever.

If you have been spammed with unwanted e-mail by this vendor, please resolve your issue with them directly, as I am not associated with any of it.

As a friendly reminder, any member information on the Duty Roster used for the sale of goods or services constitues a blatant misuse of this information, is a violation of the web site Terms of Use and is strictly forbidden.

Duane Park
webmaster, raf-upper-heyford.org
Plano, Texas


November 2008
From: w4don@roadrunner.com
To: uhwebguy@hotmail.com
Subject: 17th & 18th RF-101 squadrons
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 16:34:18 -0500

The 17th & 18th RF-101 Recon Squadrons DID NOT arrive at Laon Air Base, France until May 1959, not May 1958 as stated on your web site pages. When I arrived at Laon in Sept. 1958 their were two squadronso f RF-84's, 302nd & 303rd. They remained there until 3rd qtr of 1959.

I was there the day, a Sunday, first flights arrived from Shaw AFB, SC and replaced the RF-84's.

I was assigned to 66 TRW, Base Communications Sqdn, from Sept. 1958 til Oct. 1961.

Some of my photos can be seen on www.laonafb.com. Name is Charles D. Summers

Thank you for web site, pages and history lessons.

formerly A/1C Charles D. Summers
66th Communications Sqdn (Radio Repairman & Operator)
APO 17


My sincere thanks go to Richard Lakeman for his donation to help maintain the RAF Upper Heyford Memorial Web Site. His gift of support helps to ensure that our current and future web site users continue to find their RAF Upper Heyford friends. Richard Lakeman was assigned to the 3918th Munitions Maintenance Squadron from June 1958 to November 1960.


My sincere thanks to Bill and Connie Markley for their donation to help maintain the RAF Upper Heyford Memorial Web Site. Their gift of support helps to ensure that our current and future web site users continue to find their RAF Upper Heyford friends. Bill Markley was assigned to the 20th Security Police Squadron on "A" Flight, worked as a "Chow Bus" Driver and also worked in Central Security Control (CSC) from March 1974 to June 1976. Connie Markley worked in 20tn Headquarters Squadron in Accounting and Finance from June 1974 June 1976.


Submitted by Steve Bowie, Upper Heyford 1987-1990, Captain, Security Police.

Duane:

Please find the attached Guardian article I came across while cleaning out some old boxes. The article explains an exercise we had first at Upper Heyford (Autumn Tiger), and then the following week at Lakenheath (Eastern Shield). At the time it was the largest deployment since WWII. Feel free to use this on the Upper Heyford site.

Thanks!

Steve Bowie, Upper Heyford 1987-1990
Captain, Security Police


Web Site to Remain Online for Another Year

Allow me to express my sincere thanks to Paul and Linda Hammonds for their donation to help maintain the RAF Upper Heyford Memorial Web Site. Their timely gift of support ensures that the web site will remain online for another year.

Paul Hammonds was stationed at RAF Upper Heyford from 1972 - 1974 as a weapons mechanic in the Munitions Maintenance Squadron.


Web Site Donations and Expenses

The downturn in the economy, layoffs and unemployment are having their affect on peoples lives and the operation of the web site. It is my desire to keep the web site free of charge. Please accept my sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to help keep this web site going.

For complete financial disclosure of contributions and web site expenses, click here (opens a new window).


Skykings Fastpitch Softball Team, Summer of 1983
Skykings Fastpitch Softball Team, Summer of 1983. Submitted by Steven Kates, 2168 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986. Submitted by Steven Kates, 2168 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986.
Skykings Fastpitch Softball Team, Summer of 1983. Submitted by Steven Kates, 2168 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986. Submitted by Steven Kates, 2168 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986.
Skykings Fastpitch Softball Team, Summer of 1983. Submitted by Steven Kates, 2168 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986. Submitted by Steven Kates, 2168 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986.
Skykings Fastpitch Softball Team, Summer of 1983. Submitted by Steven Kates, 2168 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986. "...that’s Bob Andersen on the left, Steve Kates center, and I can’t remember name of person on right, sorry."

Submitted by Steven Kates, 2168 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986.

Skykings Fastpitch Softball Team, Summer of 1983. Submitted by Steven Kates, 2168 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986. Submitted by Steven Kates, 2168 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986.
Skykings Fastpitch Softball Team, Summer of 1983. Submitted by Steven Kates, 2168 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986. Submitted by Steven Kates, 2168 Communications Squadron, Dec 1982 - Dec 1986.


Articles submitted by Sgt Jerome Solomon, (2130 Comm Squadron) RAF Croughton.

Sky Kings Post Come-back Victory. 1 August 1986. Submitted by Sgt Jerome Solomon, (2130 Comm Squadron) RAF Croughton. Sky Kings Rumble Past Tigers 47-0. 11 August 1986. Submitted by Sgt Jerome Solomon, (2130 Comm Squadron) RAF Croughton. Sky Kings Clip Phantoms. 16 September 1986. Submitted by Sgt Jerome Solomon, (2130 Comm Squadron) RAF Croughton. Solomon Leads U.H. Past Alconbury. 4 November 1986. Submitted by Sgt Jerome Solomon, (2130 Comm Squadron) RAF Croughton.


Maj. John Long is hosed down by a base fire department member after landing his F-111 aircraft.  This flight marked Maj. Long's 3,000th flying hour in the aircraft. (Released to Public). DoD photo by: SSGT JOHN D. REED  Date Shot: 23 May 1980. National Archive# NN33300514 2005-06-30. Maj. John Long is hosed down by a base fire department member after landing his F-111 aircraft. This flight marked Maj. Long's 3,000th flying hour in the aircraft. (Released to Public)

DoD photo by: SSGT JOHN D. REED Date Shot: 23 May 1980
National Archive# NN33300514 2005-06-30. Source:www.defenselink.mil

Airmen move a generator off the flight line after servicing F-111 aircraft. (Released to Public).  DoD photo by: SSGT FERNANDO SERNA  Date Shot: 17 Sep 1985. DoD photo by: SSGT FERNANDO SERNA  Date Shot: 17 Sep 1985. Airmen move a generator off the flight line after servicing F-111 aircraft. (Released to Public).

DoD photo by: SSGT FERNANDO SERNA Date Shot: 17 Sep 1985.

Source:www.defenselink.mil

EF-111 aircraft tail number 67-052 belonging to the 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron, RAF Upper Heyford. (Released to Public). Source:www.defenselink.mil. EF-111 aircraft tail number 67-052 belonging to the 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron, RAF Upper Heyford. (Released to Public).

Source:www.defenselink.mil

An air-to-air left front view of an F-111 aircraft during a refueling mission over the North Sea. (Released to Public). DoD photo by: MASTER SGT. PATRICK NUGENT  Date Shot: 1 Mar 1988.  Source:www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left front view of an F-111 aircraft during a refueling mission over the North Sea. (Released to Public)

DoD photo by: MASTER SGT. PATRICK NUGENT Date Shot: 1 Mar 1988

Source:www.defenselink.mil

Senior Airman (SRA) David Herdrick inspects the exhaust nozzles on the afterburners duct segment of an F-111 aircraft. (Released to Public). DoD photo by: SSGT FERNANDO SERNA  Date Shot: 17 Sep 1985. Source:www.defenselink.mil. Senior Airman (SRA) David Herdrick inspects the exhaust nozzles on the afterburners duct segment of an F-111 aircraft. (Released to Public)

DoD photo by: SSGT FERNANDO SERNA Date Shot: 17 Sep 1985.

Source:www.defenselink.mil


Kopp and Andrews. Submitted by Stuart Ernst, 20th SPS Kopp and Andrews.

Submitted by Stuart Ernst, 20th SPS "A" Flight, Jan 1978 - Mar 1980.

unknown. Submitted by Stuart Ernst, 20th SPS Unknown.

Submitted by Stuart Ernst, 20th SPS "A" Flight, Jan 1978 - Mar 1980.

Submitted by Stuart Ernst, 20 SPS Submitted by Stuart Ernst, 20 SPS Submitted by Stuart Ernst, 20 SPS

Duane,
I've included pictures of a SP T-shirt, that I believe was done in 1979. If I remember correctly, I believe Brian Lambert (A-flight) was behind the making of the shirt. I thought you might enjoy seeing it, as a former SP.

Submitted by Stuart Ernst, 20 SPS "A" Flight, Jan 1978 - Mar 1980.


Submitted by Russ Kendall, 7514th CSG 1964 - 1966, 66 TRW 1966 - 1967, 20th AGS, 20th EMS, 20th TFW/MA 1984 - 1987. WHAT TO DO WITH AN OLD AIRPLANE ENGINE...

Submitted by Russ Kendall, 7514th CSG 1964 - 1966, 66 TRW 1966 - 1967, 20th AGS, 20th EMS, 20th TFW/MA 1984 - 1987.


Submitted by Tienne M. Fales, 1982-1985. We were TDY at Jever Germany from Heyford.

Submitted by Tienne M. Fales, 520th AGS, Yellow Section, 1982-1985.


Skykings Football 1986 & 1987

Submitted by Jay Solomon. Submitted by Jay Solomon.

"Pictures of Jerome (J-Sol) Solomon carrying the rock.

Submitted by Jay Solomon.


Submitted courtesy of Steve Lewis of Bicester, Oxfordshire. Submitted courtesy of Steve Lewis of Bicester, Oxfordshire. Submitted courtesy of Steve Lewis of Bicester, Oxfordshire. Submitted courtesy of Steve Lewis of Bicester, Oxfordshire. Submitted courtesy of Steve Lewis of Bicester, Oxfordshire. Submitted courtesy of Steve Lewis of Bicester, Oxfordshire.

Submitted courtesy of Steve Lewis of Bicester, Oxfordshire.

Duane

My name is Steve Lewis and I am writing from my home in Bicester, Oxfordshire, which is quite near to the former RAF site at Upper Heyford.

My sister's first husband was a serviceman at the base – Sergeant Frank Endaya – who was in Ammo. She met him in 1988 and they married in March 1989 and then emigrated to live on the Eglin base in Florida from June 1989.

I am attaching some photos of a very special piece of memorabilia. I believe that these jackets were customised for the various “teams” that worked the base and, as the pictures show, they were also personalised for the owner. I also understand that they were only ordered once or twice each year (presumably when new people arrived), which meant that although they were fairly common around the base in those days, they were also something of a limited edition.

I was very lucky in that my future brother-in-law ordered Ammo jackets for him, my sister and also for me in May 1989. I have always treasured my jacket because it was so unusual and it frequently became a talking point when I was out and about. I remember one evening, shortly after Frank and my sister had emigrated, that I was in a pub in Kidlington (where I lived then) and that there was a small group of Americans standing at the bar. They saw my jacket when I went up to buy some drinks and began a pleasant and enjoyable conversation with me because they were serving at the base: they were also in Ammo and had known my brother-in-law.

Considering that my jacket is almost 20 years old – and that it was worn almost on a daily basis, up until about 10 years ago – I have kept it in very good order. I got it out to wear this last week, when my girlfriend and I went on one of the site tours that the North Oxford Consortium organise these days in conjunction with a man named Peter Clifton.

I thought you might like the photos to add to the web site. I wonder how many people remember them? Whether anyone else who looks into the site ever had one, and also how many jackets are still out there somewhere?

I have found the web site to be an enjoyable read. Thanks for reading my e-mail and good luck with any projects you might have lined up for the future.

Best wishes

Steve Lewis


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F-111 WINGS Part 2/5

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F-111 WINGS Part 5/5

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F-111 In Profile

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Length: 4 minutes, 39 seconds.


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F-111 capsule ejection

F-111 capsule ejection demonstration.

Length: 28 seconds.


F-111 Cockpit

F-111F Crew Escape Module- On Display at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas. Crew Module restored and able to power up.

Length: 35 seconds.


F-111 F Model Cockpit

A more detailed tour of the F-111F Crew Module on display at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas. After 8,000 hours of restoration this cockpit powers up with multiple systems working.

Length: 3 minutes, 13 seconds.


F111's display at Upper Heyford 92

4 x F111E and 2 x EF111A display at Sky Pagent 92.

Length: 3 minutes, 46 seconds.


B-47 in Profile

A look at the history of the Boeing B-47 in USAF service.

Length: 4 minutes, 41 seconds.


RAF Upper Heyford Volunteer PSA

This was a Public Service Announcement we made in 1993 for the Commanders Channel on RAF Upper Heyford's base cable TV system. It was part of a series that was made to help with the closure of the base in 1994. This one was a paradoy of the great silent melodramas of the 1920's.

Length: 4 minutes, 17 seconds.


RAF Upper Heyford Turn It In PSA

This was a Public Service Announcement we made in 1993 for the Commanders Channel on RAF Upper Heyford's base cable TV system. It was part of a series that was made to help with the closure of the base in 1994.

Length: 2 minutes, 8 seconds.


Updates for the Security Police Squadron page...
Submitted by Lee Vaughan, 20th SPS, Nov 1992- May 1994. Submitted by Lee Vaughan, 20th SPS, Nov 1992- May 1994.


Update for the 17th Tactucal Recon Squadron page...
Submitted by Dan Lusardi, RF-101 Crew Chief, 17th TRS 1967, 18th TRS 1969. "I found this photo in some military papers my mother had saved. Chief Master Sargent of the Air Force Paul Airey was touring the bases in Europe."

Dan Lusardi, RF-101 Crew Chief, 17th TRS 1967, 18th TRS 1969.


Updates for the SP Squadron page...
A visit from the General. Submitted by Andi Reed, 20th SPS, 'C' Flight, Dec 1976 - Dec 1978. A visit from the General.

Submitted by Andi Reed, 20th SPS, "C" Flight, Dec 1976 - Dec 1978.

A visit from the General. Submitted by Andi Reed, 20th SPS, 'C' Flight, Dec 1976 - Dec 1978. A visit from the General.

Submitted by Andi Reed, 20th SPS, "C" Flight, Dec 1976 - Dec 1978.

CRA. Submitted by Andi Reed, 20th SPS, 'C' Flight, Dec 1976 - Dec 1978. CRA

Submitted by Andi Reed, 20th SPS, "C" Flight, Dec 1976 - Dec 1978.

24 hour break. Submitted by Andi Reed, 20th SPS, 'C' Flight, Dec 1976 - Dec 1978. 24 hour break.

Submitted by Andi Reed, 20th SPS, "C" Flight, Dec 1976 - Dec 1978.

Our Bus and BX (Base Exchange). Submitted by Andi Reed, 20th SPS, 'C' Flight, Dec 1976 - Dec 1978. Our Bus and BX (Base Exchange).

Submitted by Andi Reed, 20th SPS, "C" Flight, Dec 1976 - Dec 1978.

Submitted by Mike Carr, 20 SPS, Sep 1975 - Nov 1977. Submitted by Mike Carr, 20 SPS, Sep 1975 - Nov 1977. Mike Carr in his dorm room.

Submitted by Mike Carr, 20 SPS, Sep 1975 - Nov 1977.

Former RAF Upper Heyford Security Policemen Reunite After 32 Years

Former RAF Upper Heyford Security Policemen Mike Graham (left) and Bud Wallain (right) reunite after 32 years. "This is a picture of Mike Graham (left) and Bud Wallain (right) taken 05-09-08 at a rest stop near Boardman, Or. We had not seen each either for 32 years. We had been e-mailing each other and I just happened to be passing through, coming back from Las Vegas, so I called him and he met me at the rest stop. We got a woman to take the picture."

Submitted by Mike Graham, 20th SPS, "A" Flight, 1975 - 1978.

Bud Wallain, 20th SPS "A" Flight, 1973 - 1977.


F-111E, s/n 68-009 (Balls-9) Restoration Project
May 08, 2008

Duane,

The Connecticut Museum that was supposed to receive this aircraft ceased operations several years ago. We heard about this aircraft sitting in a yard three years ago. The aircraft was made available to us last year. After raising the funds to cover the back rent and transportation fees we moved the aircraft here.

Our goal is to return her back to the scheme she wore at Upper Heyford. The OV-10 Bronco Association, which operates the memorial air park near Meacham Airport takes delivery of a  F-111E Aardvark produced by General Dynamics in Fort Worth about 1970, Monday May 5, 2008. When it is re-assembled it will be the only F-111 on display in Texas. (Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison). We are still in need of raising $3,000 to finish purchasing paint and sheet metal items to repair many of the panels that were destroyed during the demilitarization of the aircraft. Please visit our website at www.OV-10Bronco.Net to learn how your tax-deductible donations can help.

It is very ironic to us that our of 533 'Varks that were built in Fort Worth there is not one on display anywhere in the DFW metroplex. The OV-10 Bronco Association, which operates the memorial air park near Meacham Airport takes delivery of a  F-111E Aardvark produced by General Dynamics in Fort Worth about 1970, Monday May 5, 2008. When it is re-assembled it will be the only F-111 on display in Texas. (Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison). It seems fitting to us to return "Balls 009" to her original UH Paint Scheme and have her on display in her hometown.

We greatly appreciate your efforts to allow us to post our progress on your website.

Cheers!

Jim Bloomberg
Director, Aviation Operations
OV-10 Bronco Associations/
Veterans Memorial Air Park of
Fort Worth

May 07, 2008

Folks,

As many of you already know the OV-10 Bronco Association and Veterans Memorial Air Park have been aggressively working for the last four years to Save-An-F-111 (F-111E Serial Number 68-009) from the Scrap Man's torch. Yesterday we completed Phase 2 of our plan and brought The OV-10 Bronco Association, which operates the memorial air park near Meacham Airport takes delivery of a  F-111E Aardvark produced by General Dynamics in Fort Worth about 1970, Monday May 5, 2008. When it is re-assembled it will be the only F-111 on display in Texas. (Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison) this Cold War Vet home to its birth place in Fort Worth, Texas. Our efforts landed us a front page article in the Living Section of the Fort Worth Star Telegram (See Below).

In June we will start our engineering and reassembly effort. The OV-10 Bronco Association, which operates the memorial air park near Meacham Airport takes delivery of a  F-111E Aardvark produced by General Dynamics in Fort Worth about 1970, Monday May 5, 2008. When it is re-assembled it will be the only F-111 on display in Texas. (Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison). We are by no means out of the woods yet. We are still needing to raise $3,000.00 to purchase supplies and structural items to return this Veteran back to her Cold War appearance. We are accepting charitable donations in any amount. They can be sent to the below listed address:

The OV-10 Bronco Association, which operates the memorial air park near Meacham Airport takes delivery of a  F-111E Aardvark produced by General Dynamics in Fort Worth about 1970, Monday May 5, 2008. When it is re-assembled it will be the only F-111 on display in Texas. (Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison) OV-10 Bronco Association
Project Save-A-Vark
Attn: Mr. Tom Kemp
505 NW 38th Street, Suite 33S
Fort Worth, Texas 76133

Today is a Great Day for Aardvark Fans and Aviation Historians everywhere. We look forward to having you visit our 'Vark.

Cheers!

Jim Bloomberg
Director, Aviation Operations

May 6, 2008
Aging war bird returns to birthplace
By CHRIS VAUGHN
Star-Telegram Staff Writer The OV-10 Bronco Association, which operates the memorial air park near Meacham Airport takes delivery of a  F-111E Aardvark produced by General Dynamics in Fort Worth about 1970, Monday May 5, 2008. When it is re-assembled it will be the only F-111 on display in Texas. (Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison).

FORT WORTH -- Arriving in pieces on two flatbed tractor-trailers, it did not look like much of a museum piece.

But the homecoming of an F-111 Aardvark, built in Fort Worth a generation ago at General Dynamics, now Lockheed Martin, was cause for celebration at the Veterans Memorial Air Park.

"There is no example of the F-111 in the Metroplex," said Jim Hodgson, president of the OV-10 Bronco Association, which has spearheaded the creation of the air park. "This airplane to a lot of the retired guys from the plant is the most important project they worked on."

The F-111, an E model delivered to the Air Force in 1969, is nicknamed "Balls 9," from its manufacturing number of 68-0009. The Aardvark was a controversial, and costly, airplane in the 1960s and eventually became known as "McNamara's folly," a nod to the defense secretary at the time.

BY THE NUMBERS
Here's some more to know about the F-111's return to Fort Worth:
566 - The number of F-111s produced at the General Dynamics plant in Fort Worth. It was retired by the Air Force in 1996.
2 - The number of F-111s on display in Texas. One is in Tyler at the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum. The other is at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls.
5,430 - The number of flight hours "Balls 9" recorded, all of them with the 77th Tactical Fighter Squadron based in England. Some of those flights were over Kuwait and Iraq during the first Persian Gulf War.
$12,000 - The amount of money it took to bring the plane to Fort Worth. The OV-10 Bronco Association raised half the money from F-111 supporters, and the other half came from the B-36 Peacemaker Museum group.
$3,000 - The amount needed to restore the plane. "There is a lot of talent with the retirees from the B-36 group, and when they get done, I guarantee you that you will not be able to tell the difference," said Jim Bloomberg, a leader in the OV-10 group.
13 - The air park now has a "baker's dozen" aircraft next door to its hangar at Meacham Airport, including an F-4 Phantom, F-14 Tomcat, OV-10 Bronco and A-4 Skyhawk. The organization parked a TF-102 Delta Dagger, produced in Fort Worth in 1958, at the site just a week ago.

Source: Star-Telegram research, OV-10 Bronco Association
CHRIS VAUGHN, 817-390-7547
cvaughn@star-telegram.com


Update for the Comm Squadrons page...
Submitted by Paul DeHart, 2130th Comm Gp, Oct 1972- Oct 1974.

Date: 1974. Photo taken from Airman Barracks
Left- Large bldg is base post office
Center (in distance)- Base Gym
Right- Bldg 30 and large antenna

Submitted by Paul DeHart, 2130th Comm Gp, Oct 1972- Oct 1974.


Update for the Aircraft Generation Squadrons page...
High resolution image. DoD photo taken by SSgt. Fernando Serna on 17 Sep 1985. Senior Airman (SrA) William Hynson, a crew chief from the 20th Aircraft Generation Squadron, signs the preflight form after inspecting the flaps of an F-111 aircraft.

DoD photo taken by SSgt. Fernando Serna on 17 Sep 1985. (Released to Public)


Updates for the 79th Tactical Fighter Squadron page...
High resolution image. DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left rear view of two 79th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E aircraft.

DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)

High resolution image. DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left side view of F-111E aircraft of the 79th, 77th and 55th Tactical Fighter Squadrons in formation with a 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft over snow-covered mountains in northern Scotland.

DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)

High resolution image. DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left side view of F-111E aircraft of the 79th, 77th and 55th Tactical Fighter Squadrons in formation with a 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft over snow-covered mountains in northern Scotland.

DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)

High resolution image. DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left side view of F-111E aircraft of the 79th, 77th and 55th Tactical Fighter Squadrons in formation with a 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft over a lake in northern Scotland.

DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)

High resolution image. DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left side view of a Utah Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling a 79th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E aircraft. A 77th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E and a 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft await their turn while in flight over the northern part of the English Channel.

DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)

High resolution image. DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left side view of a 79th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E Aardvarck aircraft, a 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft, a 77th Tactical Fighter Squadron Aardvarck aircraft and a Utah Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft flying in formation over the northern part of the English Channel.

DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)

High resolution image. DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left side view of a Utah Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling a 79th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E aircraft. A 77th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E and a 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft stay in close formation while in flight over the northern part of the English Channel.

DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)

High resolution image. DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left side view of a Utah Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling a 79th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E aircraft. A 77th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E and a 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft await their turn while in flight over the northern part of the English Channel.

DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)

High resolution image. DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left side view of F-111E aircraft of the 79th, 77th and 55th Tactical Fighter Squadrons in formation with a 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft over a valley in northern Scotland.

DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)

High resolution image. DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left side view of a 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft leading F-111E aircraft of the 79th, 77th and 55th Tactical Fighter Squadrons over Loch Ness, Scotland.

DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)

High resolution image. DoD photo taken on 6 Apr 1987 by Sgt David Nolan. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left side view of an F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft of the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing leading an EF-111A Raven aircraft of the 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron and an F-111E Aardvark aircraft of the 79th Tactical Fighter Squadron. These aircraft are part of a larger, 15-aircraft formation taking part in an aerial review for departing General (GEN) Charles L. Donnelly Jr., commander in chief, US Air Force, Europe and commander, Allied Air Forces Central Europe.

DoD photo taken on 6 Apr 1987 by Sgt David Nolan. (Released to Public)

High resolution image. DoD photo taken on 6 Apr 1987 by Sgt David Nolan. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left side view of an F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft of the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing leading an EF-111A Raven aircraft of the 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron and an F-111E Aardvark aircraft of the 79th Tactical Fighter Squadron. These aircraft are part of a larger, 15-aircraft formation taking part in an aerial review for departing General (GEN) Charles L. Donnelly Jr., commander in chief, US Air Force, Europe and commander, Allied Air Forces Central Europe.

DoD photo taken on 6 Apr 1987 by Sgt David Nolan. (Released to Public)


Updates for the Aerial Views & Maps page...
High resolution image. DoD photo by: SSgt. David S. Nolan. Source: www.defenselink.mil. An aerial view of the base, showing the main runway and hangar area at RAF Upper Heyford. (Released to Public)

DoD photo by SSgt. David S. Nolan on 28 April 1989.

High resolution image. DoD photo by SSgt. David S. Nolan. Source: www.defenselink.mil. An aerial view of a portion of the RAF Upper Heyford air base. (Released to Public)

DoD photo by SSgt. David S. Nolan on 28 April 1989.

High resolution image. DoD photo by SSgt. David S. Nolan. Source: www.defenselink.mil. An aerial view of a hangar area adjacent to the main runway. An EF-111 Raven aircraft from the 42nd Electronic Combat (Countermeasures) Squadron is being towed along a road in the foreground at RAF Upper Heyford. (Released to Public)

DoD photo by SSgt. David S. Nolan on 28 April 1989.

High resolution image. DoD photo by SSgt. David S. Nolan. Source: www.defenselink.mil. An aerial view of a hangar area on the base, showing an EF-111 aircraft of the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force Europe (USAFE), parked in front of one of the hangars at RAF Upper Heyford. (Released to Public)

DoD photo by SSgt. David S. Nolan on 28 April 1989.

High resolution image. DoD photo by SSgt. David S. Nolan. Source: www.defenselink.mil. An aerial view of a hangar area on the base, showing an EF-111 aircraft of the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force Europe (USAFE), parked in front of one of the hangars at RAF Upper Heyford. (Released to Public)

DoD photo by SSgt. David S. Nolan on 28 April 1989.

High resolution image. DoD photo by SSgt. David S. Nolan. Source: www.defenselink.mil. An aerial view of a portion of the base, showing a housing area in the foreground at the RAF Upper Heyford air base. (Released to Public)

DoD photo by SSgt. David S. Nolan on 28 April 1989.


Submitted by Dave Korb Submitted by Dave Korb.


3918 Combat Defense Squadron Emblem...

Submitted by Terry Horstead


Base Preservation

Duane

Planing application has at last been submitted. If any old Heyfordians would like to lend a hand, any letters(s) from the US might get the Council to sit up and realise the importance of this site. Letters to Cherwell District Council Planning Department Bodicote House Banbury OX15 4AA UK should be headed 'Redevelopment of former RAF Upper Heyford' and refer to the recent application submitted on 28 September but awaiting registration (and reference no.) or email to jenny.barker@cherwell-dc.gov.uk. I would clearly like to see interested parties support the retention of all the military infrastructure; runways, buildings and fence and also the principle that the enabling funds (i.e. from the houses being allowed for that express purpose) should be concentrated on the heritage project which could have global significance (we have plans to link this with other sites on both sides of the 'iron curtain)'. Any personal touches would be important to individualise and show the level of interest in keeping a site of this importance for this and future generations to learn about the Cold War and the role of NATO etc. We would be grateful if you could give this application as much publicity as possible.

Thanks

Daniel Scharf


Some interesting video links to YouTube. Submitted by Jonathan.

Anglia At War Memories

General Dynamics F-111

Aircraft at Mildenhall 2001

Mildenhall Air Fete 2001 (Part 1)

Mildenhall Air Fete 2001 (Part 2)

More YouTube F-111 Videos

F-111 Belly Landing - Australian News Version
F-111 Belly Landing - Australia

F-111 Low Pass (Rated "R" for language)

F-111 Promo Video - Australia


"Come One, Come All" Reunion DVD Now Available!

For anyone that couldn't make it to the event but would still like a DVD, I can be contacted below. The DVD runs to 45 minutes. In addition to the day of the event we spent another day filming around the base to get a snapshot of the buildings as they are today, these pictures are also included on the DVD. So far I have received very favourable comments from those that have watched it. It sells for £10 GBP.

If I can clarify anything, please do not hesitate to conatct me.

Kind regards

Steve

Stryder TV Ltd
The Old Forge
Sutton under Brailes
Banbury Oxfordshire OX15 5BQ
United Kingdom

steve.ryder@stryder.tv
www.stryder.tv
Ph: 0845 241 4701
Fax: 0845 241 4702
Mobile: 07831 171556

Domain Name Secured for 5 More Years

Registration of the domain name of raf-upper-heyford.org has been secured for another 5 years with a payment of $38.55 to www.namesecure.com.

Cheers,

Duane Park
webmaster
uhwebguy@hotmail.com


Submitted by Mike Benedict, 20th SPS, May 1975 - Jun 1977. 20th SPS members at the August 12, 2006 Reunion at RAF Upper Heyford.

Front Row, left to right; Mike Benedict, ________, ________, ________.
Back Row, left to right; ________, ________, ________, ________.

Submitted by Mike Benedict, 20th SPS, May 1975 - Jun 1977.


F-111E of 20 TFW at RAF Valley airshow. Photo by Steve Brock. 68-063 F-111E of the 20 TFW at RAF Valley airshow.

Photo by Steve Brock.

Submitted by John Murphy, 3918 CAMS, 1964 - 1965. Submitted by John Murphy, 3918 CAMS, 1964 - 1965. Submitted by John Murphy, 3918 CAMS, 1964 - 1965.
Support of Operation Desert Storm
"These photos were taken circa February, 1991. I was with a 63 AMS unit from Norton AFB in California, deployed to RAF Upper Heyford in support of Operation Desert Storm from January to April of 1991."

Submitted by Albert Mosley, 63 AMS, Norton AFB, California. C-141B near UH hangars. Submitted by Albert Mosley, 63 AMS, Norton AFB, California. UH F-111 hangars. Submitted by Albert Mosley, 63 AMS, Norton AFB, California. UH Flightline, MAC Aircraft, 1991. Submitted by Albert Mosley, 63 AMS, Norton AFB, California. UH Transient; F-16 taxiing. Submitted by Albert Mosley, 63 AMS, Norton AFB, California.

Submitted by Duane Park.

20th Tactical Fighter Wing Upper Heyford AB United Kingdom Plaque.

Victory by Valor presentation plaque. The plaque is made out of wood with plastic hanger which states made in England. Made by the Black Knight Art Company, Summers Row, North Finchley, London, England. Measures: 6 by 7.

Submitted by Duane Park.


A note from Jim Seymour:

It has come to my attention that there is a new book about Heyford coming out. It is:

Pictorial History of RAF Upper Heyford

The price is $15.00 and can be obtained from:

Sigmond Alexander
12110 Coscerdos Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78233

Mr. Alexander is vice President of the B-47 Association.


Submitted by Al Pinto, Chief, Special Services Division, 20CSG, 1971 - 1973. Submitted by Al Pinto, Chief, Special Services Division, 20CSG, 1971 - 1973. Submitted by Al Pinto, Chief, Special Services Division, 20CSG, 1971 - 1973. "Two of the girls from the Penthouse Club in London visited the base. After getting permission from higher up, Mr. John Hatfield (ran the Aero Club) and myself took the two for a short flight in one of the club's Cherokee's. Doors closed, that's me in the right seat and John is in the left."

Submitted by Al Pinto, Chief, Special Services Division, 20CSG, 1971 - 1973.

Submitted by Al Pinto, Chief, Special Services Division, 20CSG, 1971 - 1973. "Through Special Services, personnel could rent cabin cruisers docked at Henley-on-Thames."

Submitted by Al Pinto, Chief, Special Services Division, 20CSG, 1971 - 1973.

Submitted by Al Pinto, Chief, Special Services Division, 20CSG, 1971 - 1973. "Good experience going through the locks and tying up to Pubs and restraints along the river."

Submitted by Al Pinto, Chief, Special Services Division, 20CSG, 1971 - 1973.

Submitted by Al Pinto, Chief, Special Services Division, 20CSG, 1971 - 1973. "That's me and Hal Green doing some "quality control" time on the river. Someone had to do it!"

Submitted by Al Pinto, Chief, Special Services Division, 20CSG, 1971 - 1973.

Submitted by Al Pinto, Chief, Special Services Division, 20CSG, 1971 - 1973. "Again, a great crew of Special Services guys even though I could not remember all their names - - if anyone can fill in the blanks, please do so. Left to right: TSgt Phil Haddock, ________, ________. In the gold jacket, Hal Green and on the end with the umbrella, one of the best SMSgt's one could have, Scotty Greenhagen. Not pictured, but very appreciated was the administrative NCO, Doug Walton (got great ORI results."

Submitted by Al Pinto, Chief, Special Services Division, 20CSG, 1971 - 1973.


A coaster from the All Ranks Club.

A coaster from the All Ranks Club.


The Guardian
Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988
Submitted by Bert "Rowdy" Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987.

Front cover of 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 2. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 3. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 4. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 5. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 6. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987.

'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 7. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 8. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 9. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 10. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 11. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 12. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987.
'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 13. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 14. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 15. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 16. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 17. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 18. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987.
'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 19. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 20. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 21. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 22. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 23. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. Back cover of 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987.


Crossroads sign. Submitted by Jeff Turkel, 20th CES Fire Department Firefighter, Dec 1978 - Dec 1981. Crossroads sign. Submitted by Jeff Turkel, 20th CES Fire Department Firefighter, Dec 1978 - Dec 1981.

Crossroads sign and RAF sign.

Submitted by Jeff Turkel, 20th CES Fire Department Firefighter, Dec 1978 - Dec 1981.

Thanks, Jeff. Sorry it took so long to get these online.


Submitted by Gaines Liner, 520th AGS, Weapons Branch, 1983 - 1987. Submitted by Gaines Liner, 520th AGS, Weapons Branch, 1983 - 1987.

"F-111E "Balls-7" taken at Aviano AB Italy in 1986. Also a pic of an F-15 at the airshow of 1985 I believe. It may have been 1984 though."

Submitted by Gaines Liner, 520th AGS, Weapons Branch, 1983 - 1987.

Submitted by Kevin Olley, 20th TFW, 520th AGS, 55 AMU, blue section and 20 TFW, MAT DCC / ABDR training section, 1983 - 1986. Submitted by Kevin Olley, 20th TFW, 520th AGS, 55 AMU, blue section and 20 TFW, MAT DCC / ABDR training section, 1983 - 1986.

"Here are a couple attached photos for the website. They are taken at the Hill AFB, UT Air Museum. That is me standing at the nose of the aircraft."

Submitted by Kevin Olley, 20th TFW, 520th AGS, 55 AMU, blue section and 20 TFW, MAT DCC / ABDR training section, 1983 - 1986.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. Waiting For Action

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. A sleeping F-111E

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. Arriving F-111 on the 27.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. C-130 fly-by.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. Departing F-111 1982

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. F-111 departing for night sorty.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. F-111 Ready to shoot off the 27

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. Incoming F-111

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. F-111 68-059

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. Incoming A-10

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Tor-Helge Yttervik, patch collector, ex RNoAF now RNoArmy. "Quite some years ago while I was in the RNoAF I was given this patch by "someone" visiting the COB (Collocated Operating Base) facility at Bardufoss AFB in Norway. This must have been appx 1988-1990. I think the COB was "controlled" by 48th TFW personnell, but we had visitors from other units as well, including from Mildenhall and Upper Heyford. I don't know if it has any relevance to your extremely nice web-site for patches, but I attach an image of this patch anyway. Your website is just about the only one I find describing the 100 RSG, so here we go..."


Tor-Helge Yttervik
(patch collector, ex RNoAF now RNoArmy)

Submitted by David ''Abby'' Abendroth, AACS Air Traffic Control, 1961 - 1964. Submitted by David "Abby" Abendroth, AACS Air Traffic Control, 1961 - 1964.
From the desk of Will Ward comes a short story that I think you'll enjoy. Written in MS Word.

"I am not an ex-serviceman by any means, but I thought you might be interested in the attached short piece I wrote on my impressions of Upper Heyford as a young boy.

Best wishes
Will Ward

A short story submitted by Will Ward. Written in MS Word.


Chance to tour Cold War Airbase. An article from the Banbury Guardian, July 9, 2005. Submitted by Dionne Huntington.

An article from the Banbury Guardian, July 7, 2005. Article submitted by Dionne Huntington.


To book, call: 01273 897375


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Mike Noftzger saw this story on BBC News Online and thought you would like to see it.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/england/oxfordshire/3888163.stm

Technical note: Please be advised that the URL address http://raf-upper-heyford.nstemp.org/ is no longer valid or updated due to a change in web host providers. The correct and current URL for this site is http://www.raf-upper-heyford.org.


Bowling Alley Fire and Demolition
May 2003

"I thought that you might like to know that there was a fire at the Upper Heyford Bowling Center earlier this week which damaged the roof of the building. The fire department are investigating the cause but I believe at this stage they don't think that it was intentional."

Submitted courtesy of Garry Hill, May 23, 2003. Submitted by Garry Hill on May 23, 2003.

October 2004

"I live in what was the old base houseing on Portal Drive North. I thought you may like to know that the old bowling alley was knocked down this week and signs erected where the old huts are, warning of "Asbestos"."

Submitted courtesy of Steve Provis, October 2004. UH Bowling Center Demolition 10-21-2004. Submitted coutesy of Steve Provis. UH Bowling Center Demolition 10-21-2004. Submitted coutesy of Steve Provis. UH Bowling Center Demolition 10-21-2004. Submitted coutesy of Steve Provis. UH Bowling Center Demolition 10-21-2004. Submitted coutesy of Steve Provis.

"I have lived next to the base all my life and have seen a lot going on 1958 to 2004 quite a while. Thought you might like to see what has happened to the boiling alley within the last two weeks."

Submitted coutesy of Kevin A Buxey,
Heyford Leys Park UH Bowling Center Demolition 10-21-2004. Submitted coutesy of Kevin A Buxey, Heyford Leys Park.


Special Thanks
I wish to express my sincere thanks to Donald Steier for upgrading my PC at no cost to help me maintain the RAF Upper Heyford Memorial Web Site!

Special UH Thanks also go to Tom Conklin, a 15 year USAF veteran stationed at RAF Upper Heyford with the 20th OMS, Transit Alert (Red Section and Blue Section) from 1969 to 1973. Tom put me in touch with his neighbor, Donald Steier, who helped me with the problems I was having with my PC. Don graciously upgraded my PC at no charge! Now, with faster PC performance and plenty of hard drive space to load software programs, I will be able to continue maintenance and improvements to the RAF Upper Heyford Memorial Web Site.

This upgraded PC was essential to the web site's continued growth and expansion, as we have now exceeded our 100 meg web space allocation milestone. Please drop Don a special UH Thank You for his kind and generous gift! Don is the real deal and I've seen his work. He is the leading edge among those in his field. Thanks again to Tom and Don, for all your help to get us back on track!


Did you know...
To visit the RAF Upper Heyford Base Museum, you must first contact the North Oxfordshire Consortium. The telephone number is 01144-1869-238200.

Another web site about RAF Upper Heyford has been developed by Paul Francis, based on his research for the local council in February 1996. http://www.rafupperheyford.4t.com


"High School transcripts for students graduating from a Department of Defense School (DODS) are transferred to ETS at Princeton, New Jersey five years after graduation. People can download a transcript request form from www.getcollegecredit.com or call them at 609-720-6740." Information submitted courtesy of Lt. Shepherd.

I cannot offer any help to locate old friends from RAF Upper Heyford other than by means of YOU reviewing the "Duty Roster", the "Guestbook", the "Message Board" and the links provided on the "Links" page. If your friend, relative or aquaintance isn't listed on the "Duty Roster" page or in the Guestbook, please feel free to leave an entry in the Guestbook and/or on the Message Board. Best of luck!


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