Ex Royal Air Force and very lowly civil servant for some time.
blitzkid1939: Today, Friday 28th May 2021....another lovely picnic with my dear wife at Gunby Hall in north Lincolnshire, UK. This hall had once been the home of the Banks family ...of Joseph Banks fame who went with Cook on his voyages of discovery to map and claim Australia
blitzkid1939: Rebecca Salter, the first female President of the Royal Academy, and a friend of my wife, Jill. Jill was a teacher and taught Rebecca at Coningsby Primary School in circa 1962/3 whilst I was at RAF Coningsby. It was whilst she was on her lunch break in the village that I rode up on my old blue RAF bicycle and tried to look a "jack-the-lad" by standing on one pedal and gliding up to her that I literally feel off at her feet.
blitzkid1939: One of our publicity-taunting "flying saucers" we made and flew between 1959-1960. We sent a picture of one as a smoke-trailing saucer flying across the sky to the Daily Mirror and they made it front page news. They also paid us £30 ( about £2000 in today's money). We cut a slice of Canberra engine-starter carbide cartridge and fixed it inside of a carefully modified boot polish tin. Bolted it all together and set it on the old fuel tin "launch pad". God what fun we had. The Aluminium turbine blade nearly cut one poor sod's wrist off when one flew straight across the ground at him. What fun we all had!!! We'd be prosecuted today.
blitzkid1939: 4 of the 5 surviving 1959 3 Squadron oldies from RAF Geilenkirchen in Germany meeting for a 3 Squadron reunion up in Lincolnshire in 2018.The fifth (Ken Smyth) sadly passed away December 2017...rest in peace dear old McGynty!!! The guy on the right, Chris Moores, can't even tie up his shoe laces any more
blitzkid1939 added new images to his gallery A day out to a Dambusters' reservoir 18th May 2021
5 New Pictures added to A day out to a Dambusters' reservoir 18th May 2021
blitzkid1939: Saturday 18th August 2018, the 53 rd anniversary of our wedding in the quaint and tiny church of Belchford. Oh how some trolls from wire would wish they could aspire to the relish of such a long and happy relationship! But then some people are unbearably alien to their partners...sad to say.
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blitzkid1939: Thanks. It isn't my photo. I copied it from a site called "Lambeth" on facebook. Lambeth Walk really was a street which sort of ran parallel to the Lambeth Embankment between Lambeth Bridge and Vauxhall Bridge. The strutting dance the girl is doing was done by the Pearly Kings & Queens and we all copied it.Later they used to do the dance at the Hammersmith Palais. They were still doing the dance by special request to the band right up till the late 1950s.