Raf Melksham 1940's

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by Chris Basey, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. Chris Basey

    Chris Basey Senior Member

    I am trying to find an illustration of the Squadron crest for this outfit. The only one I have discovered on the web is a pen and ink drawing which doesn't reproduce too well. Unfortunately there is nothing for them amongst the various collections of squadron badges.

    Anybody got one, please?
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    The site of the former RAF Melksham is where Bowerhill trading estate is now.
    I was down there , yet again, today.
    On that CWGC Footballers at War , Theo Walcott's Grandad said he was based there.
    Aha, they've got a website.

    RAF Melksham - The Unofficial Website
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  3. Theres a memorial to the base just outside to old hangars.

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  4. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    As I remember,Melksham was the technical training centre for Instrument and Electrical trades.A colleague of mine went through the place for electrical training.He had a head start as he was already had studied electrical engineering to HNC level before he was conscripted in the early 1950s

    One of many RAF non flying sites which were just technical training centres....Yatesbury,Locking and Compton Bassett spring to mind.As a graduate of Yatesbury,I can say technical training second to none.....probably to the standards set out by Trenchard when he introduced Halton technical training in the early days of the RAF.
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