Updated: 4th Aug 13
The ADA is to place a paving Stone in the new Heroes’ Square at the National Memorial Arboretum, as a memorial to all Air Despatchers. It will be in place during 2015. The cost of the stone will be £3,000.00. We are therefor creating a fund in order to raise the cost of the stone.
An artist’s impression of a Memorial stone can be seen at Dedicate a Paving Stone
All those who wish to contribute should send their cheques endorsed ‘Air Despatch Association’, to Derek Armitage at 230 Weyhill Road, Andover, Hampshire SP10 3LP.
Thank you all for your support.
ABOVE: Lt Ian Brookes, Troop Commander Carfax Troop 55 AD SQN RCT, second right. Annual Admin Inspection of 15 AD Regt. 1968. Taken in the Hangar at Seletar. Dan Moncton, 2 i/c 15 Regt. on the left and the C.O. Lt. Col. Peter Benson on the right.
ABOVE: Carfax Troop on Exercise ‘Gedgerley’, Terendak Malaysia, during 1967.
17 Div RL with their famous Black Cat Formation Sign on the right.
ABOVE: Carfax take to the water. Enjoying a few days out to Fort Iskander.
Left to right: Lt Ian Brookes with SMG, David (Banjo) Kirkland, Barry Hubbard, Jock Nesbitt?, and L/Cpl Bill Davis.
LEFT: Alex Masson & Phillip Pratley.
Alex and Phillip are rather unusual Despatchers. Neither served with Air Despatch, and neither were in the army. They were in the RAF.
Alex & Phillip were AD trained by the RASC in 1956 for service during the ‘H’ Bomb tests on Christmas Island.
More will appear in the ‘Open Door’.
LEFT: Welsh Slate Drinks Coaster.
£5.00 plus p&p.
RIGHT: Rain Jacket.
£15.00 plus p&p.
LEFT: ADA Commemorative Coin.
£5.00 plus p&p.
RIGHT: ADA Golf Balls.
£5.00 (per three balls) plus p&p.
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