|Posted by M Hall on October 25, 2015 at 4:25 AM||comments (36)|
Not a lot happening on here, no updates since the loss of poor Jenks, so I thought I'd add my tuppence worth. These last two years for me, have shown a downturn in my health, frequent visists to my doctor have resulted in an apointment with a specialist and I am now awaiting an apointment for a MRI scan. This is likely to result in surgury, more than this at this time would only be speculative and it's worrying enough already without going down that path. So, having been reminded of my mortality, I have to consider the future of this site. It has been `up' since November 2009, I have run it as a full Dot Com so as to give plenty of webspace for members activities. This doesn't cost a fortune, but it does cost. So, soon, when I let it go, it has two posible paths. The best is if some kind soul takes it off my hands, the other is I cease funding it and let it float in reduced form while `Webs' supports it. This would revert the sites address to `www.rafgreatworth.webs.com' .
I never expected at the beginning, that this site would attract so many people and their input. It has been a wonderful experience and meeting you at the reunions after so many years, was somthing realy speacial.
All things must come to an end someday and with this in mind I'll continue to manage the site AS LONG AS I CAN! BUT, there is NO definate time limit set in stone. I'll not labour the point further.
New members will be welcomed as always, so enjoy the site.
Tom Hall (845 SAC)
|Posted by M Hall on September 23, 2015 at 9:35 AM||comments (1)|
It is with deep sadness that I carry this news of the passing of Jenks, Many of us who served at RAF Greatworth and RAF Jurong will of course remember Keith Jenkins.He died of respiratory failure on August 14th and was cremated on 2nd Sept in Torquay. his mother died earlier this year (Feb?). He was of course a great comfort to her over the years and I'm sure he missed her very much when she passed away.
The folowing was originally printed on August 26, 2015 in the Torquay Herald Express.
JENKINS Keith Ronald Passed away on Friday 14th August 2015 aged 74 Years. He will be sadly missed by Patricia, daughter Dawn, son Richard, grandchildren Charlotte, Tuesday, Macy, Ethan, Scarlett, Fox, Will and all who knew him. Funeral Service to be held at Torquay Crematorium on Wednesday 2nd September at 10.30am No flowers please, donations preferred for RNLI ( Brixham ) which may be given by way of a retiring collection or sent c/o Co-operative Funeralcare 79/85 Barton Road, Torquay TQ2 7NY The old git was right. He was ill. Hawaiian shirts or colourful casual clothing please.
|Posted by RAFA Brackley on May 18, 2015 at 5:10 AM||comments (3)|
The pubhas now got new managers, who also run the Butchers Arms at Kings Sutton
|Posted by M Hall on April 9, 2015 at 4:05 AM||comments (6)|
This year's reunion will be the sixth, again it is proposed to be the second wednesday in August at The Inn, Greatworth. June and I hope to be there this year, we missed last year, so cross fingers we'll be there this year. The Inn has membership of the site, so any queries about food etc can be pointed at them from here or on the phone. Comments as to who's coming or not can be made in the usual way in here. The more to be said the better to stirr up everyones interest in the event.
|Posted by [email protected] on August 12, 2014 at 2:50 PM||comments (1)|
Hi, I appreciate it's late in the day so to speak, but does anyone have any idea how many members are looking to attend the reunion tomorrow, and what time you are loking to arrive at The Inn.
Look forward to seeing you tomorrow
Thanks and Regards
Sandra Turner - The Inn at Greatworth
|Posted by M Hall on December 29, 2013 at 10:10 AM||comments (6)|
`RAFA Brackley' (member), Mick, has emailed me to say, that "THE INN" has a fresh landlord and is now open again. Mick goes on to say, that the new landlord is a member of `CAMRA' and that should in itself promise a good beer. We have yet to learn if there is food on offer, we'll no doubt find out in the near future. There is not a great variety of venues in the area and they do need to be close by the camp, as a one day event we don't need to waste time moving between venue and camp. Culworth is fine, but it is as far away as you can be and still be practical. I won't labour the point, so please, your views/ideas.
|Posted by M Hall on August 15, 2013 at 4:25 PM||comments (6)|
Dispite all the messing around finding a different venue, the reunion was still a very enjoyable event. The Red Lion supplied a splendid lunch, served in a great atmosphere, in a fine old English pub. Those of us who were early enough, had a grand beer garden to wait in, the car parking was very adequate and indicated just how popular The Red Lion is, by being near full by midday (Wednesday, Midweek?)!! The visit to The Camp of one time RAF Greatworth is a short drive to the south over a straight forward route. We didn't see so much of it this year as I hadn't done very much to organise the camp visit this year, but those nice camper folk made us very welcome indeed.
I have posted some photos of this years visit and have also included some of `the cabin' and the remains of the original nissen hut accomodation site, which this can now be definately taken to be. All that is missing is the accurate location of the CO's house that was contempory to it.