Terry Francis - ex 41st
Purchased his discharge as a Jnr Tech in 1969 and became manager of a TV hire company. Since 1979 Terry worked for a computer company in the ME and USA, finally migrating to Montreal in 1995 with his Canadian wife. He runs his own business near Niagara Falls.
In 1964 Graham did a tour in Labaun. Later he was commissioned as a Navigator and was last heard of on 617 Sqn as a Flt Lt in the early '80s.
Brian 'Hank' Hollinrake
Purchased his discharge in 1971 as a Jnr Tech after spending a total of 5 years in the ME. Roy started working in the Insurance Broking industry rising to National Sales Director and is now an Independent Financial Advisor in Nottingham.
Sighted at Coningsby in 1985 as a FS and later at Innsworth where he retired as a WO in 2000 working in ADP. He moved into the IT industry and is still working in 2010. Mike lives in Cheltenham, Glos and is a county athletics official.
In 1964 Brian did a tour in Labaun. He finally left the 'mob' in 1987 as a Sgt. He originally worked for the Customs and Exise but now retired and living in Wem, Salop. Brian is the Membership Secretary of the local cycling club The North Shropshire Wheelers. Check out: http://www.northshropshirewheelers.co.uk/
Served at Lindholme, Changi and 1ANS Stradishall. Purchased discharge in 1969 whilst a Jnr Tech and worked for Allied Lyons the majority of the time. Richard retired at 53 to Costa Blanca, Spain and from 2005 resides in Montreal, Quebec with his family.
Left the RAF as a Cpl in 1974 to live in Benson, Oxon. Ian sadly died in Stroud, Glos in Apr '97.
Graham remustered to ALM in late 1966 and served on Comets with 216 Squadron at Lyneham until 1974. He then retired to live in (the now famous) Wootton Bassett.
He joined ICI Pharmaceuticals in late 1974 as the local Medical Rep for Wiltshire and Oxon, thus enabling him to remain in Wootton Bassett. Graham was promoted to Area Manager for SE England in 1979. He then moved up to Head Office in Cheshire in 1982 for a two year stint in Marketing before becoming UK Sales Manager in 1986.
Graham was seconded to NZ for 2.5 years in 1988 as Pharmaceutical Division Country Manager, based in Wellington. Then back to Headquarters in Cheshire in 1991, followed by a 5 year secondment to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia where he was General Manager for ICI Pharma (subsequently Zeneca) covering Saudi and the Gulf States. Final retirement was in 1999 to Bramhall, Cheshire.
That didn’t last long as he took up consultancy work for several Pharma Co’s and worked 3 days per week until his final retirement in 2009.
Graham is still active and enjoys walking, social golf and horse racing.
Geoff 'Spud' Roberts
Commissiond as a Navigator in 1966 and served on a Canberra Sqn at Akrotiri. Last heard of in the '80s as a Sqn Ldr. Geoff lived in Chandler's Ford, Hants working for HM Coastguard until his retirement to Cornwall.
Dave Thomas - ex 43rd
Remustered to ALM in 1968 flying on Brits out of Lyneham. Then an S&R tour in UK and Cyprus before a short stint on Pumas before leaving the RAF as a FS in 1978.
Purchased his discharge in 1970, whilst a Jnr Tech, and emigrated to Hobart with his Australian wife. Tony gained an accounting degree and became a computer programmer. After several finance jobs, in 2003 was in semi-retirement with the Natural Heritage Trust. He's into sea kayaking and bushwalking.