Fred Watkins
Air Wireless

My home town was Horsham in Sussex, which I left in 1955 to join the Royal Air Force. After completing eighteen months Boy Entrant training at RAF Cosford, in 1956, I was posted to RAF Odiham where I worked on 46 Squadron - the RAF's first Javelin all weather fighter squadron. During 1957/58 I completed the Air Wireless Fitters Course at RAF Yatesbury. Other Stations at which I served during my 12 years service were West Malling (1959), Riyan (1960), Oakington (1961-65), Watton (1965-69). Since leaving the RAF, I have worked in defence, electronics and power generation industries. I am now retired and live near Norwich in Norfolk.


Probably like many other boys, Mum insisted that I visited the local photographers on one of my first home leaves. This was the result!

At Riyan 1960


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