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  1. Paul Snell

    RAF Alvis Mk 6 Crash Tender

    Hi Richard, Thanks for the information you have saved me a journey! Hopefully I can get to Gainsborough before the museum moves. Regards Paul
  2. My Name is Paul RAF retired served 22 yrs I was pleased to read Dave Jenner's info on the Mk 6. It brought back memories both happy and frustrating. I spent about 2 yrs as part of a specialist team of MT Fitters, who carried out major repairs, when a major unit failed (often) at the station where the vehicle was located. In Oct 71 I along with about 8 others, I was posted to 71 MU RAF Bicester to start up The RAF Trials Unit" After a specialist course at RAF Weeton we set forth. Our first job being at Honnington and after about 6 months we were all posted to 16 MU Stafford to form the MT Repair Squadron under a Squadron Leader. About 20 MT Fitters of various ranks (+abilities It produced a vast empire of wall chart technicians" and A4 in triplicate experts, who never got their hands dirty or wore overalls) were plucked from the comforts of their stations to lead a nomadic life out of suit cases, which few enjoyed. I liked the Mk 6 and the work gave me great satisfaction and would be happy to provide a lot of technical info, if anyone is interested. I will certainly go to RAF Scampton to see "an old friend", as it is only about 20 miles from where I live in Caistor. Regards Paul
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