5070642 William "Bill" Baynes. 1959-61.
Bill passed away due to Covid 19 on the 8th March 2021.
Further information will be posted when available.
4109965 David "Hoss" Jones. 1957-69.
Hoss passed away at home on the 19th February 2021
aged 82 years. His death was not Covid related.
Further information will be posted when available.
4034209 Sgt Alan "Ginger" Swalwell. 1948-78.
Ginger passed away on the 13th January 2021 aged 89 years.
Ginger had been admitted to hospital with
covid related complications and died shortly afterwards.
Ginger's Funeral took place at 12-30hrs on
Thursday 11th February at Marholm Crematorium, Mowbray Road, North Bretton, Peterborough, PE6 7JE.
5072992 Sands David. 1959-61.
The Association sadly reports the death of David
Sands on the 24th December 2020 due to colon cancer.
His wife, Sally, has indicated that she does not want anyone
4268441 Lunn John. 1961-66.
The Association sadly reports the death of John
Lunn on the 7th December 2020.
John died due to an unknown hole in his heart following a number of breathing issues
over the last few years.
John's wife Elizbeth and his family can be contacted at 14319 Heritage Ln, Mt Vernon,
OH 43050, USA.
Tel:-001 740 392 1745. E-mail:-email@example.com
Rigger's Open Golf Competition 2020.
Due to the current situation of the
COVID-19 lock-down the competition has been rescheduled to the 25th June 2021.
Further information will
be posted when available.
Tactical Communications Wing and
90 Signals Unit Memorial Service 2020.
The annual Remembrance Service due to take
place on the 2nd October 2020 was cancelled due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19.
A small team from 90 Signals Unit travelled
to the National Memorial Arboretum to remember our colleagues who are no longer with us. Unfortunately,
it was unsafe to invite a larger number of people from around the country in such uncertain times.
A Grand Tour of the Aerial
Followed by a Barbecue and Drinks.
Friday 7th August 2020.
Postponed until Spring 2021 due to the
uncertainties caused by the Covid 19 virus.
Bill Ashford can be contacted by e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 07798 651414(SMS Preferred).
It has been announced that
RAF Henlow, the ancestral home of all RAF aerial erectors, is to close by 2023.
Bawdsey Radar Trust.
Saving the World's First Operational Radar Station.
Radar has won Heritage Lottery Fund support for its Transmitter Block
Bawdsey Radar was awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund
grant of £1.4m as part of a £1.8m project to conserve the Transmitter Block
building on Bawdsey Manor Estate in Suffolk.
The Transmitter Block was
built in 1938 and was a key building at RAF Bawdsey, the world's first
operational radar station.
The major site construction work started
in September 2016 and was completed by September
2017 allowing all visitors to once again explore and find out about this pioneering
The 2019 Opening times can be found the bottom of this page.
Change of Name.
It has been announced
that as of the 15th November 2013 for "Aerial Erector" read "Communications
The Defence Privilege Card.
The Defence Discount
Service was announced by the Defence Secretary on October 7th along with the
Defence Privilege Card. The Defence Privilege Card will allow members of the Armed
Forces Community to save in stores, restaurants and venues by showing their Defence
Privilege Card. This in turn will allow the Armed Forces, their families and
Veterans to get recognition within their communities.
The Defence Privilege Card
will be a valuable and tangible part of the nation's recognition and appreciation
of the Defence Community. The Defence Privilege Card is seen as an important aspect
in developing the Armed Forces Community Covenant in local communities across the
The Defence Discount Service is asking businesses across the UK, nationally
and locally, to accept the Defence Privilege Card as a discount card and reward the
Defence Community with discounts within their stores. Companies can sign up for free
and start accepting the Defence Privilege Card straight away. The Defence Discount
Service company area allows businesses to get promotional material that lets the
Armed Forces Community know that they accept the Defence Privilege Card.
Defence Privilege Card has now been launched by the Prime Minister David Cameron.
The Defence Privilege Card is available to Serving Armed Forces - Regulars and
Reservists, their Spouses/Partners, Veterans, Cadet Forces, MOD Civil Servants, War/
Service Widow(er)s or Bereaved Family Members and NATO Personnel in the UK.
Members of the
association can now sign up and request a Defence Privilege Card
which costs £4-99p for 5 years.
Further information and a downloadable
application form can be found on the Defence Discount Service Website. A link to the
Defence Discount Service website has been put on the Links Page.
The United Kingdom
Forces Veteran Lapel Badge is available free of charge to all men and women who served in
HM Armed Forces.
The Veterans Agency, now known as Veterans-UK, has announced
that all the earlier qualifing dates have now been dropped.
A copy of the Veterans-UK
application form can be down-loaded from their website by using the link on our Links Page.
Bawdsey Radar Group.
Transmitter Block Opening Times 2019.
Every Sunday &
Thursday from 11th April to 28th October.
Every Wednesday from 3rd July to 23rd September
Wednesday 23rd October.
Bank Holiday Monday's 22nd April & 6th & 27th May & 26th August.
Opening Times : 11-00
am to 4-00pm with last entry at 3-30pm.
Entry Fee: Adults £7-00. Children aged 5-18 £1-00. Under 5's
Defence Privilege card holders £5-00.
Concessions Over 65's £6-00.
Special Visits can
be arranged by E-mail to email@example.com or by telephone (07821 162879) or
by contacting Mary Wain (Chairman) 1, Whitehouse Cottage, Gulpher Road, Felixstowe,
Suffolk, IP11 9RJ.
Further information can be found on the Bawdsey Radar Group website by
using the link on the Links page.