RAF Alconbury, England


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I was assigned to Base Finance, 7560th Air Base Group during my tour at RAF Aclonbury from 1956 - 1958. I also met my future wife, Margo Hearns of Carlow, Ireland while stationed here. She is in several of the pictures.

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Ken Brown, 1956
Ken Brown, 1956
Billy Welch and Jim Crews
Billy Welch & Jim Crews
Red
"Red"
Billy Welch
Billy Welch
Card games
Card games
Card games
Card games
Ken at Site #4 Bus Stop
Ken at Site #4 Bus Stop
Alconbury friends
Friends
Fish & Chips from Huntingdon
Fish & Chips
from Huntingdon
Darts in barracks
Darts in barracks
Playing darts
Playing darts
"Cookie" and "Red" Airman's Club
"Cookie" and "Red"
 Airman's Club
Letter from  home
Letter from  home
Chet Atkins?
Chet Atkins?
Ken outside barracks
Ken outside barracks
Tom and Rocky
Tom and Rocky
Construction begins on the new AFEX
Construction begin on the new AFEX
Billy and Ken
Billy and Ken
Tom on a cold snowy day
Tom on a cold snowy day
Kelly, Base Defense drill
Kelly, Base Defense drill
Promoted to A/1C
Ken promoted to A/1C
"Red" ready for London
"Red" ready for London
Oby and Barton
Oby and Barton
Oby getting the barracks ready for inspection
Oby getting the
 barracks ready for
inspection
Barracks ready for inspection
Barracks ready for inspection
S/Sgt Jim Crews and wife, Betty
S/Sgt Jim Crews and wife, Betty
Jim, Betty and Son
Jim, Betty and Son
Having dinner with the Crew's in Peterbrough
Having dinner with the
Crew's in Peterbrough.
Margo was taking this
 picture.
Helping Margo wash dishes
Helping Margo wash dishes
Jim and Ken getting ready for a barbeque
Jim and Ken getting ready for a barbeque
Billy helping with fire
Billy helping with fire
Ken with S/Sgt Hale's son
Ken with S/Sgt Hale's son
S/Sgt Hale, his wife Betty and son in Peterborough
S/Sgt Hale, his wife Betty and son in Peterborough
Margo and Betty
Margo and Betty

Margo teasing Hale about his beer gut
Margo teasing Hale about his beer gut
Jim and Ken
Jim and Ken

Billy Welch, Rocky Flowers and myself
Billy Welch, Rocky Flowers and myself 1958
Ann Jones and her Western Sweethearts playing at the Service Club
Ann Jones and her Western Sweethearts playing at the Service Club
The steel is my favorite musical instrument. For you steel players, notice there are no pedals
The steel is my favorite musical instrument. For you steel players, notice there are no pedals
Blanche White (50 years later) is the steel player in the previous photo
Blanche White (50 years later) is the steel player in the previous photo. I recently made contact with her.
T/Sgt Bailey. Base Finance Office, RAF Chelveston
T/Sgt Bailey. Base Finance Office, RAF Chelveston
Ken (TDY), Base Finance at RAF Chelveston 1958
Ken (TDY), Base Finance at RAF Chelveston 1958
Car on display near flag pole at Headquarters as a reminder not to drink and drive. Two Airman were killed ca 1957
Car on display near flag pole at Headquarters as a reminder not to drink and drive. Two Airman were killed ca 1957

Below are pictures of the 7560th Air Base Group's 1956 Finance Christmas Party held at the Alconbury NCO Club. The Base Finance staff names are listed on the card. However, some staff members do not appear in the pictures, and I cannot identify some names to the pictures. Hopefully, they or someone who knows them will contact me.

Base Finance Christmas Card, 1956
Base Finance
Christmas Card, 1956
T/Sgt C. A. Bailey and his wife
T/Sgt C. A. Bailey and his wife
Captain J. R. Kirkpatrick, Finance Officer and his wife
Captain J. R. Kirkpatrick, Finance Officer and his wife
Having a good time
Having a good time
Ken in middle
I'm in the middle

A/1c Sharp standing on right
Standing on the right is A/1c Sharp
S/Sgt Frank Emigh and his wife
S/Sgt Frank Emigh
A/2c R. R. Kelly dancing with Frank's wife
A/2c R. R. Kelly
A/1c C. R. Sharp, S/Sgt Pete Cleary and his wife. The lady in the background is T/Sgt Bailey's wife
A/1c C. R. Sharp,
S/Sgt Pete Cleary and
his wife. The lady in the background is T/Sgt
Bailey's wife
A happy group. T/SGT Bailey in the center
A happy group. T/SGT Bailey in the center


A/2c J. M. Oberding on left and Ken
L-R
A/2c J. M. Oberding
A/2c Ken Brown
A1c Jim Bunch


General overview of the 1956 Christmas party
A general overview
 of the Christmas party



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