Paul Skelton for "getting me going" and getting me up and running and coming up with some useful bits of information to keep me "ahead"!!!!. Graham Dangerfield & especially Dave Rawlings for putting me through hell in the Christmas Island Dining Hall. I owe you one Dave! Louise Maguire and Lynn Watson for their proof reading of my attempts at humorous prose. Bob (Jock) Morrison, for his obvious enthusiasm in the production of this site, and for his stories and anticipated contributions. Sammy Kirk for his photo's and two anecdotes.  Tom Pierce for his memories from National Service days. Jimmy Gwilt , Eric Emmingham and Jim Wroughton for their excellent photo's. (What a Team) Alan (Dusty) Miller, for a wealth of photo's, bits and bobs, and hours of work for me. David Lewis RN. (Lew from Peru) Thanks Lew for  being the first Matelot "on board" Brilliant photo's. Pete "Yorkie" Hetherell RN. for joining the crew and providing valuable photo's. Derek Scott for his excellent photographs. Tom Kelly, at last the RAF have come aboard, thanks Tom you could be the lifeline I'm looking for. Dave Rogers for having the courage to contact me and for the excellent early photos of how to really "rough it" Brian Collins, thanks for your contribution Brian, some good stuff. Damien Burke & Gerry Hitch, for the excellent photo's of the Valiant Bomber XD818. Keith M Yates, for the photos of the "Whirlwind" and encyclopedic information on the Valiant bombers of 49 Sqn. RAF. Doug Meikle for his "I roughed it" photographs. Frank Waterfield for his photo & crest.Tony Walker for his collection, and Brian Roberts for his 'A few' photos and Grapple Book. ( 109 a few????) Cheers mate. To Group Captain Ken Hubbard OBE DFC AFC for his generosity in allowing me to visit him and select the items shown in the 49 Sqn RAF section..Pete Bendall for his long lost collection. John Caldwell for his RASC memories, and special thanks to my first 'Chockhead,' Mike Gruber Fleet Air Arm. Pete Grayston, Barry Smith, Derek Ewart, Bryan Usher, Mally Robjant, Peter Phipps, Ray Stainer, Tony Layland, Dean Boys & Tony Praxell.




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And to all those who will hopefully wish to be included in the future of the site.