5 District Ruislip Late Summer 58 From Districts around the UK.
NCO's Gather prior to taking up Security Patrol Duties around Horse Guards and
Faces and characters I still recall though passage of time denies
me the names.There are a few names I do recall, Detachment Commander Flt Lt
Mountjoy a favourite of the time. John Christophers, Bob Payne, Reg Barret ,
Dick Warne, Paddy Mc Clory,Spud Brooks, Roger Knapp, Geordie Merryfield, and who
could forget 'The Little Waster' Geordie Patterson believed to be the oldest Cpl
in the RAF with almost as many campaign ribbons as Montgomery.He had served in
India, some said he knew Rudyard Kipling I do not believe that,, but he
certainly served in India before and during the war. He had the Campaign Medals,
as well, we all knew. A night on the booze for Geordie meant we had next morning
to retrace his steps from the Local Hostelry and recover his false teeth. We
then had to visit the local Pawnbrokers and redeem his medals.