9 March 2001


Lots of new members this week:

Neville Whitman from Carterton
Mark Davies from Huntington
Taff Farrow from Stafford
Alastair Logan from Rustington
Ryan Daley from Manchester
Clive Bishop from Lyneham
Norm Gage from Swindon
Jim Bissell from West Point, Illinois

Welcome to the OBA!

From: Davey Jones
Subject: Re: Old Boys Briefs 030201
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 23:20:22 +1300

Tony, Hi from down under.

Having recently received a redirected copy of the Team Briefs mag, thought I'd better drop you a quick line to advise a permanent change of address in New Zealand.

We have now moved from 187 Orangi Kaupapa Rd, Northland, Wellington, NZ to 85 Ironside Road, Johnsonville, Wellington, NZ. Obviously email remains the same. Please do the necessary to change the address your end.

We've just (3 weeks ago) purchased our little piece of NZ - approx 1/2 an acre and a 5 bedroom house for around sixty thousand pounds. I won't give you all detail here....all I'll say is that it is a little bigger than the average MQ! May be changing employment also... currently on the short list for a Director of Human Resources position here in Wellington, should know more within 2-3 weeks after another couple of interviews. Looks promising but you just never know, do you?

My best wishes to you and of course all Movers wherever they may be.

Will drop you and the Teams a longer note in due here seems to be slightly on the hectic side (somehow don't recall the Movers desk being the same...or I am wrong!?)

Regards as always,

Davey Jones

[Editor's Note - Lyneham please note the change of address]

From: Derek Barron
Subject: Re: Old Boys Briefs 030201
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 16:49:54 EST


I hope this finds you well, just read your latest newsletter and..... The last unidentified Mover in the School Photo (front right) is John "Paddy" Gibson.

The last Movers left Khormaksar on the last 2 Hercs on 27 Nov 1967, I was one of them, (you understand I was only 10 yrs old then). I will have a look in my attic for any Khormaksor info or foties.

Rgds DB.

[Editor's Note: Thanks Derek - Page is fixed. I look forward to the K'sar Photos.]


Subject: Re: THUMRAIT
Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2001 01:38:28 EST

Hello Tony,

Just got back from a task in the Oman, and met up with Keith Parker and Mick Maybery who are both working for Dyno Corp at Thumrait AB. Their job is to look after and move around the ME pre stocked American war reserve military equipment. Thought some of the OBA members may be interested.


Tim Pyne

[Editor's Note: Thanks Tim - I don't see your name on the Member's list yet!]


From: Taff Farrow
Subject: Re: Unofficial UKMAMS website...
Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2001 10:54:40 GMT


Thanks for your E Mail I would like to join yr old boys network.

Thanks again

Taff Farrow


From: Ian Berry
Subject: Belize Prop
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 10:38:14 -0000


The effort you are putting into this website is impressive and eventually I hope to provide articles.

Ref the Belize propeller; I suggest you contact Taff Farrow as he was the last FSgt there on close-down and he may be able to assist. Forunately Taff sent me over a dozen Belize photos from the past knowing they'd find a good home.His e-mail address is



From: Norrie Radcliffe
Subject: Chasing new members
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 22:08:52 -0000

Dear Tony,

Suggest you drop a line to you will find the recipient to be UKMAMS Australian representative Gus Hatter. Over the last couple of years Marie and I have spent holidays with Gus and Helen Hatter, and with Don Hunter and family in Hong Kong. Don Hunter is with Cathay Pacific and now soldiering on in South Africa ( ) Gus is with Jardines, both doing very well.

Gerry Keyworth is still in Saudi Arabia at Tabuk, but not on line, I keep him up to date with info.

I have, as promised, been trawling through the archives, please send me a postal mailing address.

Keep up the good work,

Cheers, Norrie.

[Editor's Note: Messages have been sent - nothing heard yet.]


From: Norrie Radcliffe
Subject: Link to USAF
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 22:17:53 -0000

Dear Tony,

I meant to ask whether you had any facility for contacting a USAF Old Boys network. You may remember Dick Lee, a Captain in the 5th Aerial Port at Mildenhall in our MAMS days at Abingdon 71-74. He was a particular friend and we often got together socially as families. Sadly I have not found any way of re-establishing contact, subsequently I have often wondered where he finished up. Should you have any ideas I would be grateful for them.

Aye, Norrie.

[Editor's Note: Done and Done - I was able to provide Norrie with some strong leads, and also forwarded the following:]


From: Turner Billy E Civ AFPC/DPPTR
Subject: RE: Air Force Retiree?
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 07:25:23 -0600

US Air Force Worldwide Locator

Operating hours: Monday- Friday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm (Central Standard Time)

Family members with an emergency should contact the American Red Cross, they will assist you.

The locator does not maintain telephone numbers or addresses for members who have separated. Requests should include all identifying information available on the individual you are trying to locate. Requests for locator service are limited to one name per request. It is not necessary to quote the Freedom of Information Act or Privacy Act when requesting information from the locator. Requests should be submitted as follows:

Active duty members with an official request must contact their military personnel flight, customer service desk. This service is free.

Active duty Air Force members, retirees, and city, county, and state offices with an unofficial request, must write to the locator. This service is free.

Federal Government agencies, as well as a parent or spouse, may call the locator for service. All other family members must write. This service is free.

Civilians or representative of civilian businesses must write. Public Law requires a nonrefundable research fee of $3.50 per name. The locator also provides a certificate of record of military service used to substantiate an individual's service in the Air Force. The fee for this service is $5.20 per name.

Public Law prohibits the locator from releasing address information of retirees or individuals assigned overseas. However, the locator can forward a letter to the individual upon request. If this service is desired, place the letter in a sealed envelope with a return address, postage affixed and the individual's name in the addressee portion of the envelope. That envelope should be placed in another envelope along with the request containing the individual's identifying information and a $3.50 check or money order, then mailed to the locator.

Checks or money orders should be made payable to DAO-DE RAFB.

The locator address is:
Air Force Worldwide locator
550 C Street West, Suite 50
Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4752

Telephone numbers: 210-565-2660, DSN 665-2660


From: Howard Farrow
Subject: Re: Membership
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 19:58:16 GMT

Dear Tony,

Info you require as follows: Joined RAF Mar 70, invalided out June 1999. Last unit RAF Stafford. QE Q AM Mover from 1972 went across with trade from Supply. Most Movs service UK at Brize but promoted FS Oct 1990.

Went to Alpha team MAMS at start Gulf War. Left when posted Belize March 1993. Living in Stafford , which seems to have a wealth of ex movers; to name a few John Kenny, Chris Briggs, Chick Hatch and Vic O'Sullivan. My tel is 01785823299


Taff Farrow - Cymru am Byth


From: Alastair Logan
Subject: Air Movements Service
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 15:33:13 EST

Filled out form on home page but have come up with blank e mail page so will put details in as well as form.

Alastair Logan, Movements from 1969 - 1974 at Benson, Northolt and Masirah with odd detachment to UKMAMS. Rustington, England. email : Tel : 01903 787045


Alastair (Big Al)


From: Howard Farrow
Subject: Props Belize
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 21:43:50 GMT


I was 3rd last FS in Belize, last was Al Salisbury from MAMS. In fact there was 2 props with the names on. I think they were sent to the school, but Al will know. 2nd last was John Calver.

ttfn Taff Farrow

[Editor's Note: Thanks Taff - all I need now is a photograph of the Prop(s) at the Movements School - anyone?]


That's it for this week

Have a nice weekend