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Heck of a shot !! .

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Good shot.  Was a good posting too.:D

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3 hours ago, lauriebe said:

Good shot.  Was a good posting too.:D

Never got sent there. This was the place where the radar blew over the cliff in a storm.

 

Thanks for all the comments.

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14 hours ago, GlennS said:

Never got sent there. This was the place where the radar blew over the cliff in a storm.

 

Thanks for all the comments.

 

Hi Glen.

 

Saxa was one of the postings for my trade (ADO) when I joined the RAF in September 1964.  I know quite a few guys who were posted there and most enjoyed their time.  Didn't get there myself.

 

The  radar heads were certainly damaged by high winds on a few occasions and many urban myths grew up around those stories.  The link below gives a more accurate account of those incidents.

 

http://ahistoryofrafsaxavord.blogspot.com/search?q=T80+blown+away

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Hi Laurie, thanks for the link, very interesting. I was a radar tech and spent most of my time on airfields but I did a two year tour at Troodos.

 

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19 hours ago, GlennS said:

Hi Laurie, thanks for the link, very interesting. I was a radar tech and spent most of my time on airfields but I did a two year tour at Troodos.

 

 

Only visited Troodos, never posted there.

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