Netheravon Memories

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Tom and Doris Drew owned this garage and lived their with their daughter Brenda

Peter and Valerie Channon lived in this house around 1956 until the late 70's with their three children. Peter owned and ran the local machine tool factory and put on a yearly bonfire display with fireworks.

Before this shop was Taylor's it was Roy and Joan Alwards (my in-laws) They lived in the adjoining house with their two children. They owned the shop from around 1953 to about 1962 and have many happy memories of the village and some especially lovely customers. Frank Sawyer, the author and broadcaster lived (...Read full memory)

I was stationed in Netheravon, not sure of the year, had a good time there, played football for the village.

It was here in the cottage known as Devonian that I made my first appearance. Mum tells me I was the first 'National Health' child to be born in the village.

I am looking for Catherine, McKay, Johnstone, Pottie (formally Doyle) who lived at 2 Avon Banks in 1951 and would be grateful for any information about any living relatives.

I am looking for any information of the time I was training in U.S.A.F class 7 and my dog Rusty, Oct to Nov 1957. Mr Frickey was my trainer. I had spent two weeks in hospital of my 6 week course. Still came out 1. I do remember that Special Forces were traning there at the same time, and one evening we wanted (...Read full memory)

I was stationed here at R.A.F. Netheravon in late 1958 to do trade training for the R.A.F. Police. I was only here for that duration, and can remember that it was quite cold. I made friends with a chap called Mike Howard while doing our training, and on weekends he and i used to travel around by thumbing lifts from cars. (...Read full memory)

I too was at police training school in 1952. After completion I was transferred to RAF Full Sutton in Yorkshire. I was 18 then. I have great memories of my training.

I was a young man of 18, I was stationed at RAF Netheravon for 16 weeks police training, I met some very nice people whilst I was there. I have been back to see the place once since, it is not the same as I remember. I remember driving around the perimeter of the station doing my driving lessons then on to (...Read full memory)