211 FTS/211 AFS People and Buildings

Do you have any photographs of the yourself, people or the airbase.  If you could share them with us that would be great:

Room 26B (1952)

RAF Worksop, Room 26B, 1952
Taken inside room 26B. On the left can be seen the Esse Stove, for which coke was provided. This would not last the night through, and it was therefore our habit to liberate anthracite from the boiler house, which would burn until morning, and so make dressing a more comfortable exercise. Photo by: Terry Harper


Room 26B (1952)


Taken inside room 26B. On the left can be seen the Esse Stove, for which coke was provided. This would not last the night through, and it was therefore our habit to liberate anthracite from the boiler house, which would burn until morning, and so make dressing a more comfortable exercise.Photo by: Terry Harper


Pilot Officer Norman Gibson (1952)


Plt Off Norman Gibson reclining in the flight hut. He had a Standard Vanguard and was the only pupil to have his car on site.  Photo by: Terry Harper


Ply Off Chris Ionides (1952)


Ply Off Chris Ionides pointing at a map of Korea in the flight hut. Sadly Chris is no longer with us.  Photo by: Terry Harper


Meteor F.8 '35' (1952)

RAF Worksop, Meteor, F.8, 35, 1952
One of the Meteor 8s taxying along the shorter of the two runways, back to dispersal. The condition of the ground tells its own story..  Photo by: Terry Harper


Plt Off Johnny Walker (1952)


Plt Off Johnny Walker in the flight hut. We had Esse Stoves there as well, and the ignition process usually involved soaking the ash with Avtag. After one failed ignition, Gibson tried to repeat it, but forgot that hot ash could ignite Avtag, resulting in lost eyebrows and some of his hair at the front.  Photo by: Terry Harper


Ken Peacock and Roger Langton (1952)


Two of the pupils hiding in a locker. Ken Peacock at the bottom and Roger Langton at the top. I suspect that it was a day when the weather was too bad to fly.  Photo by: Terry Harper

Terry Harper and Norman Gibson

Terry Harper and Norman Gibson, discussing some aerial tactics for dogfighting.  Photo by: Terry Harper


Chequers Inn, Ranby, RAF Worksop
Ian Barrie was stationed at RAF Worksop Between September 1952 and January 1954. This photo shows him outside their hut on site 2? The four at the back were all national servicemen and worked in Air Traffic Control. From left to right are Robertson, Barnett, Fergie Brown and Ian himself. The little guy in the fancy dress is Corporal Jock McGregor who worked on one of the flights. The mascot was (sadly) liberated from the Chequers by Brown and Barrie on return from a station rugby match for which Ian apologises unreservedly!. Ian believes the mascot was meant to be a goddess. It was pale green in colour and made of plaster. They called it Ellie. Photo: Ian Barrie