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OC PTS

Ringway

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First OC PTS: Wg. Cdr. Louis Strange DSO MC DFC. 24.6.40 – 12.5.41
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Louis Strange as WW1 pilot. Photograph courtesy Peter Hearn
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DFC Investiture 1922. Photograph courtesy Peter Hearn

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PTS Establishment 1941
RINGWAY STAFF E ss
WG.CDR MAURICE NEWNHAM OBE DFC
Wg. Cdr. Maurice Newnham OBE DFC. OC PTS Ringway 4.8.41 – 20.5.44
Maurice Newnham Parachuting Logbook – note exit heights
N LOGBOOK 1 ss E
NEWNHAM LOGBOOK 2 ss E
NB Jump number 10 dated 19.2.42 – see excerpt from Fatality Stats below. Newnham was also injured, hence made only water jumps thereafter
FATALITY STATS SEPT '41 - MARCH '42
Ringway Annex – STATIC LINE FATALITIES UNDER TRAINING (excerpt)
N LOGBOOK 3 E ss
N LOGBOOK 4 E ss
N LOGBOOK 5 E ss
N LOGBOOK 6E ss
VE DAY NEWNHAM ss
VE Day 8 May 1945, jump number 28. Newnham 3rd from left
N LOGBOOK 7 E ss
Final entry
Staff history and awards
WO JOE SUNDERLANDFLT.LT HARRY WARD E ss
WO Joe Sunderland (i/c Packing Section) and Flt.Lt. Harry Ward (i/c Parachute Training)
RINGWAY RUGBY XV 1944 ss
Photograph courtesy John Cole

 Heyford

WG. CDR. JOHN CALLISTUS KILKENNY OBE
Wg. Cdr. John Callistus Kilkenny OBE. OC PTS 24.11.47 – 8.6.53. Photograph courtesy George Sizeland
WO TAFF HARRIS ss
W.O. Taff Harris. Note elasticated landing trainer 

Abingdon

WO BILL ALDRICH AFM (SS)
W.O. Bill Aldrich AFM. School Warrant Officer Abingdon 1950 – 54. Photograph courtesy George Sizeland
PAT SS
W.O. Pat Moloney BEM. School Warrant Officer 1964-67
REAR COVER SS
JIM HURFORD SS
W.O. Jim Hurford BEM. School Warrant Officer 1980-83
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Oil Painting ‘Falcons’ by AVM Norman Hoad CVO CBE AFC. Station Commander  RAF Abingdon 1968
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AVM Norman Hoad
PETE GEORGE
RAF Weston-on-the-Green. Oil painting by Sgt Pete George. Falcons Team 1967-1970
RAF Weston-on-the-Green. Minor Units Dining Hall Competition Winners December 1973
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OC Weston Flt.Lt. Peter Burgess receives trophy from AOC 38 Group, Air Marshal Frederick Hazlewood. Photo courtesy Nicola Johnson
PTS Staff Abingdon 1974
PTS ss 1964
1974
MASS DROP ss
Instructors C130 emplane for mass drop of 59 jumpers. 5 August 1974
Epilogue – April 1978 Operation Guardian Angel. Prince Charles and Prince Andrew para trained at Brize Norton
Prince Andrew TA3A/78
ANDREW WINGS ss
Receiving Wings and Certificate
TAVR:3A ss2
TA Course 3A/78. Prince Andrew centre, second right. Flt.Lt.Ed Cartner on his right
ANDREW CREWWROOM ss2
Crewroom presentation
Prince Charles, Colonel in Chief the Parachute Regiment, Course 841A/78  Basic
CHARLES WINGS ss2
The Prince presented with his wings by  Chief of the Air Staff, Sir Michael Beetham
CHARLES:OCPTS ss2
Prince Charles with OC PTS, Wg.Cdr. Jim Reynolds
CHARLES AND GLAN ss
The Prince and the Instructor: Sgt Glan Evans
CHARLES AND TEESDALE ss
With School W.O. Keith Teesdale and OC PTS Wg. Cdr. Jim Reynolds

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