These 2 photos were taken at the Junior Ranks Living in Christmas Dinner at
RAF Newton in probably December 1977.
The first shows three of us from RAF P&SS (NR) enjoying our evening
meal after which there was a disco in the NAAFI club, left to right myself, Alan
Knowler, Griff Griffiths and Roy Neale. Griff was posted to NR from RAF Coltishall where
he had been the station SI man. I believe Roy Neale, who was also SI, left the
service sometime later and joined Derbyshire Police. John Cooper can be seen in
The second photo shows the three of us mentioned above together with Sgt
Brian "Boots" Hooton, also from NR, pouring me some more beer. As I remember he
did a grand job in keeping the three of us supplied with alcohol that night!
Again John Cooper can be seen in the background.