I suggest as a minimum. Rank / Name / Your year(s) at Bawdsey / Trade / Section / Where you are now / email address
If people wish me to retain their email addresses and not post them I will do so and only release them to those who also appear on the Rollcall.
Cpl. Ray Shakeshaft, Bawdsey 1952 - 56. Pay Accts. (See Memories page for other colleagues). "1954 Married LACW Yvonne Curtis - Medic. (Sadly died in 1997). Worked in Officers Mess Office, Catering Office and Pay Accts. Now living in Kidderminster. email@example.com ............and now managing this website".
Dick Barrett .- I was at Bawdsey 72-74 as an LFIT GR (a Radar Tech in other words!). See Memories page for contact details)
Bob Newstead . firstname.lastname@example.org Posted to Bawdsey in 1950. Now living in Aberdeen. See Memories page
Cpl Gary Wicks (Wicksie) Nov '86 - Mar '87 (detached from Wattisham)." Went on from there to Germany for 7 years and have just completed 3 years in Italy Now embarking on my final tour at Leeming (where I started my career in '83) TG11 TCC Commcen. I can always be found at email@example.com and floating around at www.wicksie.com / www.iwdp.co.uk /www.stickysauce.com (I guess you could say this is what I shall be doing with my life after the RAF)"
Sylvia "Babs" Lee (Married name - Cambridge) WRAF No. 2825223. Bawdsey 1954 - 58. Now living in Queensland, Australia. firstname.lastname@example.org
SAC Tony Goodacre. (4181948) Pay Accounts. "At Bawdsey from mid 1956 until Easter 1958 when I was posted to Christmas Island for the H-Bomb tests. (Spent Easter 1958 in Hawaii waiting for a Hastings flight to Christmas Island - it was tough in the R.A.F.!!!!). Best known at Bawdsey for forming the Tigers Skiffle Group with the late Paul Keene, and have been singing country music professionally ever since. e-mail address email@example.com and my web-site www.countrymusic.org.uk/tony-goodacre/index.html See the Fan Club section for current list of bookings". Pictures from Tony
Sergeant Raymond Johannessen, B4239097 ADO, B Watch 2 Sqdn Ops. 1967 - 1970. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike James Bawdsey in1950. I was a National Serviceman on a CH Radar Mechanics Course, I went to Bawdsey after a period at Yatesbury email@example.com
SAC Colin Gompertz, 5063931, Bawdsey - February 1959 to November 1960. Clk Org worked in Air Publications and Forms Store (APFS) firstname.lastname@example.org
Cpl Robert Jones, 1411401 Radar Mech from Dec 1943 to Nov 1944 WARTIME BAWDSEYITE at K-site (10-cm radar). email@example.com (Bob now lives in British Columbia but he gets the 'Earliest Bawdseyite Award' having served there during the War. - No, sorry see Bill Grigsby below. RS.) See Memories
SACW Daphne Mackenzie (ex CCA) have been married 47 years at the time of writing and are retired and living in Suffolk. "We were at Bawdsey from early 1954 to October 1955 (Daphne until October 1956). We are still in regular contact with half a dozen "old lags" and have many photographs from that time". E-mail address:- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cpl John McCue, Bawdsey 1980 - 1985, RAF Police, still in Bawdsey Village. e-mail email@example.com. "Sorry but I forgot to send my old service no, it was P8200007, and boy did I get some stick, last three 007, and in RAF Police". John is Membership Secretary of the BRG and now monitors the BAWDSEY RADAR GROUP pages on this website
SAC Barry Gay "I was stationed at R.A.F. Bawdsey from 1968 to 1972 as an (SAC) Air Def Op. After Bawdsey I emigrated to the United States in 1973 and served for 20 years in the United States Army. In 1993 I became a U.S. Air Force Contractor at the Pentagon. I have fond memories of Bawdsey and I truly miss the friends I made". Barry.Gay@pentagon.af.mil
SAC Cliff Dawes D8098255. "I was stationed at Bawdsey from December 1971 until July 1973. First as a student at the School of Fighter Control and then as a member of the permanent staff as an ADO down the hole at A site. Now living near and working at Gatwick". firstname.lastname@example.org
SAC Vince Taylor. Posted in from SOC Uedem, Germany,Oct 71 worked in Ops for 6 months, posted to the School Drawing Office, promoted after 6 months then off to RAF Patrington. "Many happy memories of Bawdsey our twins were born in Little Melton, Woodbridge. PVR’d in 1994 now working and living in Norwich as an IT Techie". email@example.com
SAC Stephen Thompson. B8103490 "Aerospace Systems Operator (Ok,a Scopie) at Bawdsey from getting posted in on permanent staff in 73 to mid 74. I live in the US now where I work as a Deputy Sheriff in Colorado, assigned to firearms training and SWAT" Blime111@comcast.net. See Memories.
Sgt. William (Bill) Robert Grigsby 939211 Joined RAF Oct 1939. At Bawdsey June 1943 WARTIME BAWDSEYITE Trained as a Filterer after qualifying as a Wireless Operator Direction Finding. Became a Pilot Officer September 1943 (Ser/No: 155674) Posted to Stanmore then to Watnall in Oct 1944. Demobbed March 1946. (Bill is not on-line but I have his home address in Portugal and I can help anyone to contact him . RS) OUR EARLIEST EX-BAWDSEYITE.
J/T David Kinna. 2738472. Electrical Fitter Ground. Bawdsey Jan 1954 - Nov 1955. "If you had any personal Electrical equipment on camp you would have had to have my approval !" firstname.lastname@example.org
SAC Stan Gater. 2758420 ( Radar Mechanic - GR Mech / Rotor ) at Bawdsey from 1955 -1957 posted from trade training at RAF Locking (Weston Super Mare). Worked on the rotating heads mainly on FPS3 a parabolic rotating head radar donated by the Americans. Also on Type's 13 & 14 and the remote Type 7 email@example.com
LAC John Francis Hookham, 3122801. Served at Bawdsey May ¹50 to Sept ¹51, Ground Radar Mechanic, CHEL, now living in Cambridge. Email address witheld but messages can be passed on. See Memories and Pictures 2
SACW Myrtle Meads (now Cooper), stationed at RAF Bawdsey 1959/60 then again in 1962, Trade - ADO. Now living in Dorset. firstname.lastname@example.org
SAC Donald Keith Harman, Bawdsey May 1954 to December 1955, Radar Operator on B crew at `A` site. Now living in Kesgrave, Ipswich. email@example.com
SAC Sidney 'Cliff' Clifford and
SACW Pat Crowther; 1954-5; Fighter Plotters; B Crew Ops (CCA & Canteen); Cliff re-enlisted and was back at Bawdsey as a Cpl in 1958-60 in Training Section including Practical Training down in the Ops Block. Married at end of 1955 and now live in Telford, Shropshire; firstname.lastname@example.org
LAC Pete Dulley – Bawdsey 1950-51. "I arrived at Bawdsey in around April 1950 from Yatesbury as a Radar Mechanic on course CH1, the first to specialize on Chain Home. I was an LAC when I was demobbed but am I unique in taking the test and being promoted to SAC whilst on 2 weeks Z Reserve" Now living in Surrey. See Memories . Email Address available from RS.
LAC Alan Millership K1938176 "Arrived on 28 Dec 1960 too young to even wear the LAC badge - not 17 1/2 yrs until 9 Mar 1961 so had to work for three months with Boy entrant apparel on sleeves and hat. LAC Clk Accts from 9 Mar 61 to about Nov 61- transferred to the RAF Police section on the hill under Sgt Dave Shields until 4 Apl 1962 when I did the RAF Police basic course at Debden Essex". Now living in Weston super Mare. email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org See Memories
P/O Pat Lyford. Bawdsey 1956-58 as a Pilot Officer (National Service) Fighter Controller. Email address available.See Memories
LACW June Homer. (now Lange) 2836759 Bawdsey 1961 - 1963. Telephonist. Now living in Australia email@example.com
SACW Dilys Powell. 2837324 Bawdsey 1962 - 1964. ADO Now living in London and working for the Royal Horticultural Society. 'I am looking for anyone who was at Bawdsey at the same time as me. firstname.lastname@example.org
SAC Keith ('Alfie') Bass. Bawdsey June 1967 to do basic (ADO) trade training at the School of Fighter Control (SFC), I left after training to go to Patrington. I returned to Bawdsey in Oct 1972 to replace Vince Taylor (see above) in the Drawing office at the SFC and moved with the school in 1974 to West Drayton. Now living near Bedford and work at Bedford School as a Physics Technician. email@example.com
ACW1 Nadia Kelly (now Simpson) 2162509. Bawdsey 1948. Radar Operator on CHL Site. Also stationed at Neatishead. Has been living in Australia for around 30 years. firstname.lastname@example.org
SACW Joy Freeman (now Flint), ADO at Bawdsey from 1963 to ‘64. Left the RAF to get married, returned to Bawdsey in 1971. Now living in North Lancashire. email@example.com
SAC Robert 'Bob' Begley 2526086 Equipment Clk. Bawdsey 1951 - 1953. Equipment Section. Came down to Bawdsey from Church Fenton in Aug 1951 (I think !). In station football team 1951/1952 - See picture. firstname.lastname@example.org
SAC Robert 'Bob' Edmonds 2712340 Bawdsey 1953-55. A Crew. email@example.com
SACW Lillian Wilson (now Elizabeth Craig)) 2837079. Bawdsey from 1962-1964. Telephonist (and worked 'down the hole'). Now living in Washington DC having just celebrated 40th Wedding Anniversary.firstname.lastname@example.org
SAC Dennis White 3526606 ADO, Bawdsey Christmas 1958 - Demobbed July 1961. Started work on No. 2 Sqn., then transferred to Diversion Sqn. when it was known as Recovery Sqn. Now disabled and living in Cwmbran, Torfaen, South Wales. email@example.com. "Always wondered if I shouldn't have signed on again (but NOT as an ADO). ;-)"
P/O Terry Clary 2499457. Bawdsey 1952. Training as a Radar Supervisor. firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAC Derek 'Geordie' Morgan D4265605. Bawdsey Dec1961 - Jan 65. Grd Radar Mech. Worked down the Hole in the Radar Office. Now lives in the middle of the Nullaboor Plain in S Australia. email@example.com
SAC 'Phil' Phillips, Bawdsey 1952-1953.Pay Accounts Clerk working in Pay Accounts section. "After a fair number of changes of location, I moved to Scotland about 15 years ago,where I still live" firstname.lastname@example.org
SAC Patrick Devitt 2567139 . Bawdsey 1952/3. Radar Operator .'After Bawdsey posted onto Fairlight for the remainder of my National Service'. email@example.com
SAC Russell Smith, Bawdsey 1955-1957, Radar Op on A crew, I married Brenda Tomkies also a Radar Op on A crew. Rustyant@aol.com See Pictures 4 .
J/T Brian Gilbert Bawdsey 64-66 LFit/GR Worked shifts in the hole, on heads, VHF transmiters & the type 7 out in the marsh. I played in the rugby team we won the Fighter Command Cup. I was very sad to be torn away from this paradise on earth and sent back to that other part of the Royal Air Force where work seemed much less enjoyable. I have recently retired to Hollesley. firstname.lastname@example.org
SAC Roger Whitehouse. 3526544 ADO Bawdsey 1958 - 1961. Then demobbed from ADOC Bentley Priory also in 1961 when Bawdsey was closed for a refit. Now living in Ilkley, West Yorkshire for half the year and in Spain on the Costa Blanca for the other half year. I look forward to hearing from anyone who remembers me. email@example.com
S.A.C.Leo Bell-Simmonds. Bawdsey for just a few months in 1962 (but returned for long weekends until march 1963) I was an ADO on the type 84 trials. I now live on the beautiful island of Madeira contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cpl Len Mellon ex Trimley Heath and a Fighter Plotter at Bawdsey 1954 to 1955. Last year or so of service became CCA to Flt Lt Jack Smith. Currently still working for company based at West Malling. The site used to be RAF West Malling where 500 squadron were based and the old control tower is now a listed building. email@example.com
LAC Jon Gibbs 2743588. B crew fighter plotter/signwriter from May 1955 to Jan 1957 firstname.lastname@example.org
SACW Linda Mills (now Jones) Bawdsey from January 1967 to July 1972. As an ADO down the hole. Very interested in any one who was there during that time.While at Bawdsey I married Peter [Chuck] Jones later got divorced .Am now living in Perth, Western Australia with my daughter. email@example.com (A couple of names that come to mind are Val Clarke, & Beryl Davies).
- Sgt Alan
Fitter. RAF Bawdsey
from April 1963 to August 1966 and May 1970 to November 1970.
LACW Gwen Arnold (Now Reading) Bawdsey April 1943 - October 1945. Radar Operator CH 'R' Block. WARTIME BAWDSEYITE.
(Please Note that Gwen wrote a book including her time at Bawdsey, soon to be an audio book. See Anecdote page. We will keep you posted of the details of how to get it. You may also be interested in an article written by Gwen for the BBC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/98/a1993098.shtml. Ray)
SAC Derek Honeygold - At 144SU Bawdsey from February 1955 to November 1956 (national service) Clerk Personnel responsible for Reserve Flights and Releases. Still living at Pinner, Middx. firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Jones 5038830 - National Service at Bawdsey 1957 - 1958 Clerk.Org.- Central Registry - SHQ email@example.com
SAC John Davis 4178070 S.A.C. Pay Accts. 1957 firstname.lastname@example.org
SAC Derek (Geordie) Morgan D4265605 . Gd.Radar Mech.Dec.1961-Jan 1965.Worked down the hole.Now retired and living in Pattaya,150km.South of Bangkok Thailand. e-mail:- email@example.com
SACW Jeniffer Mitchell [now Cook] Bawdsey 1962-63 Teletype Operator, (down the hole). Now living in Indiana USA Jgourock@aol.com
LAC Jim Young 2517301 RAF Bawdsey 1951 to1953, Cook Airmans Mess. Now retired ,worked at Westland Aerospace as Composites Structures Manager. firstname.lastname@example.org See Anecdotes.
Cpl.Phil Snelders (4140009) 1955-56 Fighter Plotter. RAF Bawdsey, where eventually I trained Fighter Plotters for their SAC exams. PhilSnel@aol.com See Anecdotes
Sgt Paul Dennis Radar Fitter. Served at Bawdsey twice, first in 1962 and then again in 1965. I worked down the hole and also on the heads. email@example.com
Cpl Barry (Butch) Hetherington 4257477 Bawdsey as a butcher from 1960 to 1963, and again as a MTD from 1966 to 1970. Now living in Perth, Western Australia. firstname.lastname@example.org