RAAF Radschool Association Magazine - Vol 19                                          November 2007

Page 15

Your say!!

We received many emails concerning the aborted reunion - here are just a few: 


Hello - My name is Richard (Dick) Harcourt, and I was in the RAF and I served at RAAF Butterworth Base Radio in the 1960's and saw some photos on the Radschool Newsletters. I sent you some of mine but I haven't seen them published yet. (Sorry Dick - please send them again - tb). I now belong to the RAF Butterworth and Penang Association which is going strong in the UK, in fact as people are retiring and finding more time our numbers are growing. This is our web site.  Our Oldest members served at RAF Butterworth in 1945.


I'm in the process of scanning some 3,000 negatives and transparencies from my time at Butterworth and will be putting them on a website in the near future which may interest your readers. Have been back to Butterworth and Penang a number of times and was kindly looked after by the RAAF lads who were running the old transmitter site at Butterworth. They tried to get me onto the main base but the day I went across was AOC's Inspection or the RMAF equivalent, so missed out.


Anyway hope all goes well and will keep my eye on the URL. Cheers and Beers from cold miserable Nottinghamshire

Ray Green, who provided us with the above photos of Butterworth, is trying to maintain a list of all those that served at 1 Caru, 2 Caru, 3 Caru and 114 Mcru as well as the Aussies who were on Western Hill. So far they have around 500 names, but a lot of the Techs are missing. Their web site is http://www.angelfire.com/rings/caru/ - if you are an ex-CARU bod, please log on and bung your name on their roll. Ray says the next major reunion for CARU bods will be held in Darwin, in September 2009.

A man rang the surgery and spoke frantically into the phone: "My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart, what should I do". "Is this her first child?" the doctor asked. "No!" the man shouted, "This is her husband!"

Two blokes are drinking in a bar.  One says, "Did you know that lions have sex 10 to 15 times a night?"  "Damn!" says his mate. "I just joined Rotary."

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