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RAF USAF Greenham Common and Me…

3 Jul

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I took a summer job at Greenham Common, late 1980’s, at the Tailoring and Alterations Shop, sharing space with Viacom Video Shop, so when we answered the telephone it was “Viacom Video and Alterations”.

 

Down stairs was the Uniform and badge store, so one could be sent upstairs for fitting and badges to be sewn on.

 

I lived to the south of the Base, but drove to the North gate every morning so I could drive the runway at speed, if it was “All Clear” no planes landing or departing…I passed the Control Tower every day, and on one occasion a Russian plane had landed and was parked up on the far side of the base, close to the Control Tower.

 

Remember one day seeing the Galaxys being loaded up by the Silos. A heavy laden Galaxy took off and flew over TESCO car park and several car alarms were set off!!!

 

I still have my entry pass, for my little red Seat Marbella.

 

I particularly enjoyed a lunchtime walk to the Base Burger Bar…can of BUDWISER and a burger luncheon.

 

Close to the Tailoring Shop was the Base Nursery, and all the kiddies would be taken out in a pull along cart!

 

I helped Mr Bhatti close the Tailoring Shop as the Base wound down.

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Picture of the Day: Astronaut Salutes Nimoy From Space

1 Mar

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Photograph by Terry Virts

International Space Station astronaut Terry Virts (@AstroTerry) tweeted this image of a Vulcan hand salute from orbit as a tribute to actor Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Nimoy played science officer Mr. Spock in the Star Trek series that served as an inspiration to generations of scientists, engineers and sci-fi fans around the world. Cape Cod and Boston, Massachusetts, Nimoy’s home town, are visible through the station window.

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This is for Me…too long since I made landfall Boston 1980…

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14th July 1980 I cleared U.S. IMMIGRATION NEW YORK, N.Y, (so good I visited twice)…After a brief transit Boston Airport, having flown from Glasgow Prestwick, all on my own, proud of my ‘multiple applications for entry until Indefinitely VISA’.
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