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RAF Bridgnorth was frequently mentioned in the local weekly newspaper The Bridgnorth Journal.
I've reviewed copies of the newspaper, available on micro film, for any mention of either the RAF Station or individuals.

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I acknowledge with gratitude The Bridgnorth Journal for publishing the original newspapers.
They have kindly granted me permission to reproduce their published photographs relating to the events.
Unfortunately there are no issues available from 1958 to 1971 inclusive. The date shown is the publication date of the newspaper.

        1939
10 June 1939 The first mention in the newspaper of a new local RAF Station. The Reporter comments on various rumours he has heard;
1) The camp will be about half the size of RAF Cosford.
2) That it may cost 300,000.
3) There will be 2,000 Trainees.
4) That the establishment will last at least five years.
1 July 1939 Mention that the new RAF Station will need 100,000 gallons of water per day by October.
  No further mention of the Station made this year.

          1940
2 Mar 1940 Last Friday, a RAF aeroplane made a forced landing in a ploughed field at Stanmore. Neither the pilot nor aeroplane sustained much damage.
30 Mar 1940 Report on a football match. Mentions Sgt HAMMERSTON,  AC DONEY,  Sgt MUNDY,  Cpl BRUNT,  Sgt ROMSEY,  Sgt ABLETT,  Flt Sgt ING,  Cpl PRATLETT,  Sgt JOHNSON,  Cpl ARMSTRONG,  Cpl SUTHERLAND,  Sgt ANGUS.
6 Apr 1940 Report on a football match. Mentions Sgt HAMMERSTON,  Cpl ROSS,  Cpl ANDERSON,  AC ALLEN,  Cpl MAWER,  AC DURHAM,  AC BAXTER,  Sgt LANE,  AC DONEY,  Cpl ARTHUR and Cpl FINCH.
  Chaplain H Cecil PUGH wrote a letter to the newspaper requesting Bridgnorth townspeople provide accommodation for RAF married families.
13 Apr 1940 Report on a Cross country event. Mentions Sgt HIER,  Sgt REFFELL and Sgt NESTER. All of RAF (B)
27 Apr 1940 RAF Variety show. Mentions Cpl BULTITUDE,  AC RICHMAN,  AC HARRIS,  AUSTIN,  AC HALE,  AC BARKER,  AC PALACE and AC BROWN.
4 May 1940 Report on a football match. Mentions Sgt HAMMERSTON,  AC BAILEY,  Flt Sgt ROBERTS,  Cpl LOWE,  AC ALFORD,  AC JOHNSON,  AC GETTY,  Cpl HURFORD,  Cpl ARTHUR,  AC WARREN and Cpl FINCH.
18 May 1940 Report on a cricket match. Mentions H SMITH,  C MASON,  D WEBSTER,  J.K STEWARD,  F.J ROWLEY,  W GOUGH,  F WHITNEY,  S WEALE,  H WILEMAN,  H.F.N NICHOLLS and R.G BROWN.
  Report on a football match. Mentions Sgt HAMMERSTON,  SIGSWORTH,  ROBERTS,  HUNT,  ALLEY,  POULTER,  TAYLOR,  HURSFORTH,  ARTHUR,  HOLLISTER,  FINCH and B SHAW.
8 June 1940 Cpl Cedric DRAPER, age 23, in Court for assault.
27 July 1940 Report on a cricket match. Mentions that Cyril WASHBROOK, Lancashire cricketer, is now a Cpl P.T Instructor at Bridgnorth.
  Report on RAF Sports Day. Full results published;
 
Individual winners.
100 yds.  1. AC INGLIS.   2. AC TREGUNNO.   3. AC PIEARCE.
220 yds.  1. AC PIEARCE.   2. AC TREGUNNO.   3. AC HARLE.
440 yds.  1. AC PERRY.   2. Sgt BULLOCK.
880 yds.  1. Flt Sgt REFFELL.   2. AC COLQUAHAN.
One mile.  1. Sgt CADMAN.   2. Sgt HIER.   3. Sgt NESTER.
3 miles.  1. Sgt HIER.   2. Sgt CADMAN.   3. AC CHAPMAN.
High Jump.  Cpl LOWE.
Long Jump.  Cpl LOWE.
Discus.  1. Cpl ARTHUR.   2. Cpl FAIRHURST.   3. AC WHITLOCK.
Javelin.  1. Cpl ARTHUR.   2. Cpl GWYNNE.
Shot put.  1. Cpl FAIRHURST.   2. Cpl ARTHUR.   3. AC MICKLEWRIGHT.
Egg & spoon.  AC SHERBURN.
Skipping.  AC COOKEY.
 
Team event winners.
Long Jump.  Cpl LOWE,   Cpl ARTHUR,   AC WRIGHT.
High Jump.  AC KNOWLES,   AC HORSLEY,   AC MIGAN.
3 miles.  Sgt HIER,   Sgt CADMAN,   LAC RAMSEY,   AC ROBINSON.
Discus.  Cpl ARTHUR,   Cpl UNITT,   AC JONES.
4 x 220 yds.  P.O. MILLARD,   AC DONEY,   Sgt BULLOCK,   AC PIEARCE.
Putting the Shot.  AC ELLINGTON,   AC MICKLEWRIGHT,   AC PIEARCE,   Cpl ARTHUR,   AC McLEAN,   AC JONES.
One Mile final.  Sgt CADMAN,   Sgt HIER,   LAC RAMSEY,   AC O'DONNELL.
4 x 880 yds.  Sgt HIER,   Sgt CADMAN,   LAC RAMSEY,   AC O'DONNELL.
4 x 110 yds.  P.O MILLARD,   AC DONEY,   Sgt BULLOCK,   AC PIEARCE.
Throwing the Javelin.  Cpl ARTHUR,   Cpl POOLE,   Cpl UNITT.
440 Medley Relay.  P.O. ?   Sgt CADMAN,   Cpl BRUNT,   AC PIEARCE.
One mile Medley.  P.O. ?   Sgt HIER,   Sgt CADMAN,   AC PIEARCE.
12 Oct 1940 Report on an Athletic team competition. Mentions; Flt Sgt  R.W.D HIER,   JACOB,   Sgt DOWNEY,   LAC RAMSEY,   AC O'DONNELL,   AC PEARCE,   Cpl CIVIL,   Sgt BINDER,   Sgt ANDERSON.
  Report on a football match. Mentions Cpl ARTHUR,   Cpl ROWLE,   Cpl ALLEY,   Sgt HURFORD,   Cpl ROONEY,   AC LAND,   AC PRITCHARD,   AC WATERS,   Sgt DOWD,   AC WARREN,   AC CRUCKSHANKS.
16 Nov 1940 Report on a football match. Mentions Le RICHE,   ROWLE,   LAND,   SHARP,   NAYLOR,   HAYLETT,   NIMMO,   DALE,   ROONEY,   FUFF,   PILCHER.
23 Nov 1940 Flying Officer NICKLIN was in charge of the RAF funeral escort for two Germans buried in the town cemetery. Two killed and two injured when a Heinkel 111 crashed at Monkhopton near Bridgnorth.
30 Nov 1940 Five mile Inter-Wing race. Mentions AC JACOBS,   Flt Sgt HIER,   Sgt HENSTOCK,   Sgt DOWNIER,   AC DONNELL,   Flt Sgt REFFELL,   Sqd Ldr NELSON.

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          1941
  Due to war time censorship restrictions, newspaper reports this year were very vague, with rarely any precise reference to RAF Bridgnorth.
15 Feb 1941 Marriage of Miss Marjory WILEMAN to Sgt Cyril WASHBROOK, P.T. Instructor. Photograph.
8 Mar 1941 W.O. Frederick C.S JONES in Court for motoring offence. Mentions Sgt Cyril WASHBROOK and his bride on their wedding day.
  Sgt Archibald ROSS, age 28, P.T. Instructor in Court for being drunk and disorderly. Mentions Sgt BINDER.
22 Mar 1941 The Princess Royal visited the hospital of a local RAF Station [Bridgnorth?]   Mentions Group Captain A.P.V DALY,   Wing Commander R THORPE and Matron Miss N MEIKLE.
29 Mar 1941 Report on a football match. Mentions COLEMAN,   WRIGHT,   BETTS,   D CARR,   GROVES,   R CARR,   McLEOD,   DAVIES,   THURSBY,   BELL and ILEY.
2 Aug 1941 Rev Cecil H PUGH reported as missing, presumed killed. Was at RAF Bridgnorth from April 1940 to March 1941.

          1942
  Due to war time censorship restrictions, newspaper reports this year were very vague, with rarely any precise reference to RAF Bridgnorth.
28 Feb 1942 Marriage of Miss Gertrude HUNT of Bridgnorth to AC Cyril G ROGERS of RAF Bridgnorth and Shrewsbury.
28 Mar 1942 Marriage of Miss Joan (Jill) W LEESE of Liverpool W.A.A.F. to Sgt John J HARDY of RAF Bridgnorth & Manchester.
18 Apr 1942 Mary Ann GILLAN W.A.A.F. Cook at RAF Bridgnorth in Court for stealing.

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          1943
  Due to war time censorship restrictions, newspaper reports this year were very vague, with rarely any precise reference to RAF Bridgnorth.
23 Jan 1943 Report on a golf match. Mentions P/O JOHNSON,   LAC YATES,   P/O CROSBIE,   LAC STANDLEY-SMITH,   Flt Lt TAYLOR,   LAC WYLLIE,   P/O INSALL,   LAC COX,   Flt Lt WATSON,   F/O POWELL,   AC WAITE,   Cpl ADLEMAN,   Sqd Ldr BROADER,   Flt Lt PREEDY,   LAC PHILP,   LAC GLASS.
3 July 1943 Sgt Cyril WASHBROOK, England, Lancashire and former Bridgnorth cricketer is now stationed at RAF (B) camp.
16 Oct 1943 Inquest into the suicide of Cpl Albert Thomas DARKE, age 23. Mentions Sgt G.H LONGBOTTOM,   Cpl John S THOMAS,   Flt Lt J.T.W PARNELL.

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          1944
29 Apr 1944 W.O. John Robert STANLEY in Court for taking a vehicle without permission.
20 May 1944 Report on a football match. Mentions CLIFTON,   PETERS,   FREDIANNI,   MORRISON,   O'CONNOR,   KENNY,   ALEXANDER,   HULME,   THORLEY,   GORDON,   BOAG.
  Alan Alexander SCOTT, age 21, in Court. Also see 27 May.
27 May 1944 W.O. Reginald J FAIRLAMB, age 21 and W.O. James FORTH in Court for being drunk. Mentions Cpl CHAPMAN.
  Presentation of football trophies. Mentions Flt Sgt PETERS and Sgt FREDIENI.
10 June 1944 Marriage of Betty Morris MATTHEWS of Quatt to Flying Officer Thomas H RUDD.
17 June 1944 Marriage of Miss Esme Myra CORNES of Bridgnorth to Plt Off John Willard SPAPLES of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Mentions Flt Sgt FAIRGREAVES playing the organ. [comment - Plt Off SPAPLES was killed a month after his wedding. See 8 & 15 July issues.]
8 July 1944 Marriage of Miss Lucy Eleanor LEWIS to Sgt Alexander WOOD.
22 July 1944 AC2 John Llewellyn LEWIS in Court for stealing.
5 Aug 1944 The band of the RAF Flying Training Command (B) under direction of W.O. Malcolm MacDONALD, will give a concert in the town park.
7 Oct 1944 Marriage of Miss Marguerite THEAKER (daughter of W.O. S THEAKER) to Cpl John Robert RAINFORD.

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          1945
10 Feb 1945 A play written by Flt Sgt Leonard CASSERLEY and produced by Sgt Alan DIPPER was performed.
31 Mar 1945 W.O. Frank LETT in Court for driving without due care and attention.
7 Apr 1945 Marriage of Miss Eileen HAND to LAC William HAWKINS.
12 May 1945 Articles about V.E. celebrations mention Group Captain LOCK   A.F.C.   D.F.C.   Commanding Officer of Bridgnorth.
18 Aug 1945 AC2 Ronald Walter HALLET in Court for forgery. Mentions a similar named P.J HALLET.
25 Aug 1945 Inquest on AC2 Lodewike CREUTZBERG, age 24. RAF cadet from the Netherlands killed whilst cycling at Stanmore. Mentions another cadet Herrius FABIOUS,   Padre T.E HUNT,   RAF Dr. C.A ANDERSON.
6 Oct 1945 For Thanksgiving week, display of physical training by personnel of RAF Bridgnorth, principally members of the Dutch Air Force. Included a torch light display.
13 Oct 1945 Henry Simon KAMPHEYS in Court for having no driving licence. Also Fram HERMANS, age 18, in Court for throwing a bottle. Both of the Netherlands Air Force attached to RAF Bridgnorth.

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          1946
5 Jan 1946 Saint Leonard's Church choir sing at RAF Bridgnorth. Mentions RAF Rev. W Valentine SCOTT.
18 May 1946 A refuse dump on fire at the Station took eight hours to extinguish.
15 June 1946 Alice Elizabeth JONES to be the first Policewoman in Bridgnorth town. Formerly a W.A.A.F. Sgt Drill Instructor at RAF Bridgnorth.
12 Oct 1946 John Mellmore KEARNS, age 22, in Court for assault.
2 Nov 1946 John Cusin DUNCAN. Court Martial for stealing. Mentions Wing Commander J.R MILNE D.F.C.   Flt Lt O.D.G CREEGAN,   Rev. Sqd Ldr CARRUTH,   Flt Sgt DAVIES,   Flt Lt JEFFERIES. Also see 9 Nov.
  Article about Rev Herbert Cecil PUGH who died on the Anselm troop transport. Also see 5 April 1947.


          1947
18 Jan 1947 Joseph HATTON in Court for committing a nuisance.
15 Feb 1947 AC2 Patrick McCALLION in Court for committing a nuisance.
22 Mar 1947 Patrick KELLY,   David LYNCH,   Cpl Edward GILLICK,   Cpl Edward McLOUGHLIN in Court for taking a car without permission.
5 Apr 1947 Branch of R.A.F.A. formed in Bridgnorth.
26 Apr 1947 German prisoners of war have been at RAF Bridgnorth for the past twelve months. They provide a children's party.
10 May 1947 Edwin David Kyffin WILLIAMS in Court for stealing a dog.
24 May 1947 John Cusin DUNCAN in Court for breaking and entering. Mentions Sgt Thomas Joseph McLEAN.
  AC2 William FRENCH, age 21, in Court for stealing. Mentions AC James HOOK. Also see 31 May.
7 June 1947 Sgt George GAMBLE in Court for carrying a passenger on his bicycle.
14 June 1947 Report on a cricket match. Mentions BLAKELEY,   RAMSAY,   BROADLEY.
21 June 1947 Thomas GREEN and George Henry HOLLAND in Court for using indecent language.
20 Sept 1947 Celebration of the Battle of Britain event held by local branch of the R.A.F.A.  Gymnastic display by RAF Bridgnorth with permission of Group Captain C.V HOWES   D.F.C.  Mentions W.O.  C.A BROWN and Flt Sgt N McKay FAIRGRIEVE   M.B.E.
11 Oct 1947 Bridgnorth Town Council is to adopt RAF Bridgnorth in connection with a liaison scheme suggested by the Air Ministry.
8 Nov 1947 AC2 Albert Smith BROWN, age 27, in Court for various motoring offences. Cpl Charles Wyn EVANS had his licence suspended.
15 Nov 1947 AC2 James FOLEY, age 27, in Court for being drunk and disorderly.
20 Dec 1947 Cpl James ROSS, age 25, George GRAY, age 24 and Francis Henry SHEEN, age 19, in Court for stealing brooms.

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          1948
10 Jan 1948 LAC G.H.A HILL was injured in a car accident.
  Report on a boxing tournament in Bridgnorth town. Mentions Cpl O'SHEA,   Cpl DUTTON,   J HENDERSON,   Group Captain R COATES.
  Report on a boxing tournament at RAF Bridgnorth. Mentions Flying Officer Z.A STANKPWSKI,   Group Captain R COATES,   Flt Sgt N McKay FAIRGREAVES,   AC FEAST,   Cpl BLAKE,   Cpl O'SHEA,   Cpl DELANEY,   Cpl DUTTON,   Cpl MORRIS,   Cpl BLACK,   Cpl STENSON,   AC TOBIN. Also Sgt DARLEY who is the boxing instructor at Bridgnorth. He was presented with a plaque before leaving to go overseas.
17 Jan 1948 Report on a boxing tournament at RAF Bridgnorth. Mentions Cpl KELLY,   Sgt PARTRIDGE,   Cpl STENSON,   Cpl BLAKE,   Cpl O'SHEA,   AC MOONEY,   AC GRIGG,   Cpl DUTTON,   Cpl MORRIS.
31 Jan 1948 LAC Edward Patrick BYRNE in Court for assault.
  AC1 Michael John EATON in Court for assault.
7 Feb 1948 Bridgnorth Town Council receives notification of the plan for 60 houses for married airmen and two acres of land designated for houses for Warrant Officers.
14 Feb 1948 Cpl Walter G.R BUCK in Court for fighting. Mentions AC Cledwyn YORWERTH and Cpl PEPPARD.
13 Mar 1948 AC David Lewis SPARKES,   AC Jack DODGSON,   AC Norman PARKER,   AC2 David John THOMAS,   AC2 David Hubert MORGAN. All in Court for theft. AC Eric THOMAS found not guilty.
12 June 1948 Marriage of Miss Edna WARD of Bridgnorth to Cpl George PATERSON. Best man was Cpl Ken MARSTON. Photograph.
24 July 1948 Marriage of Miss Gladys May HAINES of Bridgnorth to Gordon Gerald GOLDSMITH formerly of RAF Bridgnorth.
11 Sept 1948 Sgt Joseph W WHEARITY in Court for using indecent language.
  Alan Aubrey WOOD in Court for committing a nuisance.
  Ronald Godfrey HATTON in Court for throwing a glass.
25 Sept 1948 Battle of Britain parade in Bridgnorth High Street. Band led by Flt Sgt FAIRGRIEVE. Salute taken by Group Captain R COATES. Mentions Flt Lt J.W LLOYD.
2 Oct 1948 The Church of England Church of St. Michael and All Angels was dedicated by RAF Chaplain General The Rev. J.A JAGEO  C.B.E.  D.D.  K.H.C.  Also Rev. A.S GILES O.B.E. Assistant Chaplain General,   Rev. John ROBINSON R.D.   Rev P.S GRINWOOD, the Chaplain of RAF Bridgnorth.
9 Oct 1948 Marriage of Miss Susan Irene LEWIS of Quatt to Victor Alfred John CHURCH formerly of RAF Bridgnorth.

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          1949
7 Jan 1949 Group Captain R COATES has been promoted to Air Commodore. He has been at Bridgnorth since Nov 1947. Brief career biography given.
  Marriage of Miss Aileen Mary JONES of Bridgnorth to Cpl Peter A HUTT of Brighton.
28 Jan 1949 Report on a boxing tournament at RAF Bridgnorth. Mentions Cpl O'SHEA,   AC PERRY,   Wing Commander HORNSBY-SMITH,   Air Commodore R COATES,   Sqd Ldr H KNOWLES,   Flt Lt Z.A STANKPWSKI,   Flt Lt W.H TURNER,   Medical Officer Flt Lt J GIBBONS,   Flt Lt D.C MATHERSON,   W.O. BROWN,   Flt Sgt O'BRIEN,   AC SMITH,   AC BRIDGWOOD,   AC MacDERMOTT,   AC DAVIES,   AC SCOUSE,   Cpl BIGNALL,  AC MOODY,   AC SOUTHGATE,   AC RAYMENT,   AC PETRIE,   Sgt WITHAM,   Cpl BAYNHAM,   Cpl OLIVER,   Flt Sgt OVEREND,   AC TOMLINSON,   LAC DUTTON.
4 Feb 1949 Court Martial of Warrant Officer Arthur Hubert TAYLOR. Mentions Sqd Ldr H KNOWLES.
11 Mar 1949 Report on a boxing tournament at RAF Bridgnorth. Mentions AC HARRISON,   AC DAVIES,   AC PETRIE,   AC SAUNDERS,   AC PARR,   AC GORNALL,   AC GOWANS,   Cpl O'SHEA.
1 Apr 1949 Tug of War teams. Flt Lt MATHERSON,   Flt Sgt ORMONDE,   Flt Sgt CHAMBERS,   Sgt McDONALD,   Sgt ROBINSON,   Sgt WITHAM,   Cpl DUGEID,   Cpl DITHREY,   Cpl COTTRELL,   LAC ROBINSON.
W.O. NUNN,   Flt Sgt OVEREND,   Flt Sgt LENAGHAN,   Flt Sgt SQUIRES,   Sgt MOYLE,   Sgt O'SULLIVAN,   Sgt FROST,   Sgt GILBERT,   Cpl HART,   AC GOWANS,   W.O. BROWN.
8 Apr 1949 Air Commodore R COATES will be leaving Bridgnorth at Easter. Replaced by Group Captain READE.
15 Apr 1949 First houses officially opened at The Hobbins. Mentions Wing Commander SEWELL.  Flt Sgt R.J OLIVER was presented with the keys. He says that he was the "first airman at Bridgnorth when it opened in 1940." Photograph in the 22 April issue.
29 Apr 1949 Display of physical training and club swinging. Mentions Group Captain G.J.L READE  A.F.C.   W.O. McKay FAIRGRIEVE M.B.E. and Flt Lt STANKPWSKI.
29 July 1949 3,000 attend the first RAF Tattoo at RAF Bridgnorth. 1,000 Airmen take part. Included a fly pass by a Vampire and a formation flight of Lancaster's. Mentions Wing Commander HORNSBY-SMITH,   W.O. DOUGHTY,   Flt Lt G DALE  D.F.C.   W.O. BROWN,   F/O J MARSHALL,   Flt Lt T.H ELLIOT,   Sqd Ld W.K HUNTER,   Sqd Ldr H Vernon JESSOP,   Sqd Ldr J.B LEWIS,   Sqd Ldr R.E.M CHERRY.
Also the Inter Wing Athletics Championship took place. Mentions Flt Sgt CLIFTON,   AC LINTON,   AC ROBINS,   Flt Lt MATHERSON,   Cpl ASHCROFT,   AC SEED,   Sgt O'SULLIVAN,   Cpl PALLAS,   Cpl MORRISEY,   AC BRANCH.
Souvenir programme contained various statistics; In Nov 1946 the No.7 Recruit Centre was opened. The first N.S. recruits arrived in Dec. Since then 37,000 have passed through Bridgnorth. Each week 300 Intake and Output.
23 Sept 1949 600 RAF personnel take part in the Battle of Britain Church parade.
  For the first time RAF Bridgnorth enter the 52 mile London to Brighton walk. Mentions W.O. HARTY,   Sgt WITHAM,   Flt Sgt CHAMBERS,   Flt Lt MATHERSON,   Flt Sgt DOWNIE,   LAC BRANCH.
7 Oct 1949 The best three recruits in a Passing out parade are offered a return flight to Singapore. AC2 J BRODIE, AC2 R NUTTALL and AC2 R.J CARPENTER. Salute taken by Air Marshall Sir Brian E BAKER.
11 Nov 1949 3,000 RAF personnel take part in the Remembrance Day Service on Bridgnorth town cricket ground. Photograph.
25 Nov 1949 Report on a boxing tournament. Mentions Cpl O'SHEA and Denis MORRIS. Photograph.
16 Dec 1949 Bridgnorth Town Council decide to confer the Freedom of the Right of Entry on RAF Bridgnorth. Ceremony will be next April.

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          1950
6 Jan 1950 A special meeting of Bridgnorth Town Council pass a Resolution to confer the Right of Freedom of Entry to RAF Bridgnorth.
20 Jan 1950 Report on a rugby match. Mentions RYAN,   BARNES,   Sgt SHELLARD,   JOHNSON,   Sgt JOHNSON,   PIRRETT,   NISBETT,   HUNTER.
  Report on a rugby match. Mentions NISBETT,   Flg Off MARSHALL,   RYAN,   Cpl HETHERINGTON,   Sgt SHELLARD.
3 Feb 1950 Report on a rugby match. Mentions Flt Lt RICHARDS,   Sgt SHELLARD,   Cpl BARNES,   Flt Off ROCHARD,   Padre ROBINSON,   Cpl POTTS,   AC MATTHEWS.
17 Feb 1950 Details of the planned celebrations for the Freedom of Entry on Wednesday 12 April.
  Report on a hockey match. Mentions Sqd Ldr JORDEN.
24 Feb 1950 Report on a rugby match. Mentions Cpl MORRISEY,   AC WHETTER,   Sgt JOHNSON,   Sgt SHELLARD,   AC FORBES,   AC JOHNSON,   Flt Lt RICHARDS.
3 Mar 1950 For the first time, the annual RAF 7 mile Walking Championship will be held at Bridgnorth.
  More details of the planned Freedom of Entry celebrations.
  Report on a football match. Mentions McINTOSH,   TOBIN,   PALLAS,   HULSE,   Flt Sgt CLIFTON (Ref)
  Report on a rugby match. Mentions Cpl LONDON,   Cpl POTTS,   Flt Lt RICHARDS.
10 Mar 1950 Air Vice Marshall P.E MAITLAND C.B.  M.V.O.  A.F.C. Air Officer Commanding Headquarters 22 Group presented a unit badge to Group Captain G.J.L REID A.F.C. Commanding Officer. Photograph in the 17 March issue.
  Report on the 7 mile Walking Championship. Won by Cpl R HOWARD of Bridgnorth. Third was AC FLEMMONS of Bridgnorth. Photograph in the 17 March issue.
  Report on a rugby match. Mentions Flt Lt RICHARDS,   Cpl POTTS,   AC WHETTER.
17 Mar 1950 Article about fifteen Officer Cadets from Bridgnorth going on a weekend initiative test.
24 Mar 1950 Report of the Mayor of Bridgnorth taking the salute at the Station from 2,000 Airmen. Presentation of the Station unit badge for safe keeping in the Borough archives. Photograph in the 31 March issue.
7 Apr 1950 More details of the planned Freedom of Entry celebrations and a list of notable guests.
  Report on a rugby match. Mentions Cpl POTTS,   Cpl HOBSON,   AC WHETTER,   LAC HAYDEN. At the end of the season, the team had won 19 out of 29 matches.
14 Apr 1950 Detailed report of the many Freedom of Entry celebrations. Photograph of the casket.
21 Apr 1950 Crane from RAF Bridgnorth was used to right a Blood Transfusion van that had overturned on the Hermitage Hill.
  Report on a football match. Mentions WEAVER and ROBINSON.
  Photograph of Cpl Danny O'SHEA who recently won the RAF Lightweight Championship.
  Meeting of the RAF cricket club. Rev. A.E COOK appointed Captain, Flt Sgt CLIFTON - Vice Captain. Flt Lt M BENNETTS as Officer in Charge of cricket.
  More detailed reports of the many Freedom of Entry celebrations that took place during the week. 6,000 people attended the search light tattoo in which 1,000 Airmen took part.
  Report on a table tennis match. Mentions G HAMM,   F CLIFTON,   W PIERCE,   T BENSON. Photograph in the 28 April issue.
5 May 1950 RAF Bridgnorth entered a team in the 20 mile Walk Championship. Mentions Cpl HOWARD,   AC SLEMMONDS,   Flt Sgt DOWNIE,   Cpl DOWNIE,   Cpl HOATSON.
  Wing Commander HOLDEN was selected to play tennis for the RAF against Oxford University.
26 May 1950 Report on a cricket match. Mentions Cpl LONDON,   BURKE,   SAVAGE,   Sgt SHELLARD,   Cpl HOBSON,   Padre COOK,   Flt Sgt CLIFTON,   W.O. WILLIS,   Cpl DRINKWATER,   KENT,   Sgt SMITH,   Cpl NEWTON,   Sgt MOORE,   P.O. RUSSELL.
2 June 1950 RAF march in Bridgnorth town for the first time with fixed bayonets on Mayor's Sunday. Photograph.
  On Thursday - to mark The King's birthday - 3,500 Airmen will parade on No.1 Wing parade ground.
30 June 1950 400 recruits from Bridgnorth take part in a physical training demonstration at Farnborough. Trained by Flt Lt RICHARDS. Photograph.
  Two Officers and twenty NCO's and Airmen will complete in the four day Nijmegen (Holland) walk. Led by Group Captain G.J.L REID A.F.C. Commanding Officer and Wing Commander A.J PAYNE.
  Five men from Bridgnorth take part in The Daily Dispatch Manchester to Blackpool Walk. Flt Sgt George WITHAM,   Flt Sgt C MURRAY,   Flt Sgt R SQUIRES,   Flt Sgt L CHAMBERS,   Cpl RENNIE.
  Cycle team from RAF Bridgnorth won the team trophy in the RAF 50 mile Championship. Mentions Sgt W.S LEE,   AC DAY,   AC ELLIS.
7 July 1950 Town Council announce a loss of 314. for staging the Freedom of Entry celebrations.
  Padre ROBINSON is leaving RAF Bridgnorth.
  AC DAY of Headquarter Staff wins the cycle race at RAF Sealand. Sgt LEE was 10th. Also AC GIBSON,   AC GAGG and AC ELLIS took part.
14 July 1950 Bridgnorth Town Council invited to the RAF Station for a Memorial Service for Rev C.H PUGH who had been posthumously awarded the George Cross. Report in the 21 July issue.
  Report on a cricket match. Mentions Cpl LONDON,   Sgt SMITH,   Cpl TOMLINSON,   CROFT,   F/O GRAHAM,   SALMON,   TULLEY.
21 July 1950 Report on the Birmingham 26 mile walk. Sgt George WITHAM,   Flt Sgt CHAMBERS,   Flt Sgt MURRAY,   Flt Sgt SQUIRES and Sgt DUGUID took part.
  Marriage of Miss Dorothy Marjorie HOWES of Bridgnorth to Sgt Ambrose McLAREN of RAF Bridgnorth & Newcastle on Tyne. Best man was W.O. NAVIN.
  Report on a cricket match. Mentions CLEGG,   GRAHAM,   SALMON,   MOORE,   G BISHOP,   P WHITNEY.
  Report on a cricket match. Mentions Cpl Dave LONDON,   Sgt SMITH,   F/O GRAHAM,   CROFT,   Cpl TOMLINSON,   Cpl HOBSON,   Sgt MOORE.
28 July 1950 900 people attend the Memorial Service for Rev Herbert Cecil PUGH M.A. Mentions Rev. A.E. COOK,   W.O. FAIRGREAVES,   Wing Commander F.R. JEFFS D.F.C.   ex Flt Sgt A SHARPE,   Air Vice Marshall B.V. REYNOLDS C.B.E. Officer Commanding Group 22. Photograph.
11 Aug 1950 Photograph of Sgt George WITHAM, well known RAF walker.
  Cycle race at RAF Padgate was won by AC DAY of Bridgnorth.
  Cpl Terry CHANCE returns from the Nijmegen (Holland) walk just in time for the RAF Sports Day.
  Report on RAF Sports Day. Full results published;
 
100 yds.   1. AC WARREN (1 Wing) 2. Cpl PALLAS (HQ) 3. AC JONES (3 Wing)
220 yds.   1. AC WARREN (1 Wing) 2. Cpl PALLAS (HQ) 3. AC MASON.
440 yds.   1. AC RANDLE (2 Wing) 2. Cpl BILLINGS (3 Wing) 3. AC LINDSAY (2 Wing)
880 yds.   1. RANDLE. 2. AC SILVER (3 Wing) 3. Cpl FRAME (HQ)
Mile.   1. CHANCE. 2. AC KEIGHTLEY (1 Wing) 3. AC HOLLIES (3 Wing)
3 miles.   1. AC DICKENS (3 Wing) 2. CHANCE. 3. Cpl COATES (HQ)
Inter Wing medley relay.   1. 2 Wing. 2. 1 Wing.
 
High Jump.   1. AC JONES (3 Wing) 2. AC RATCLIFFE (3 Wing) 3. AC HOWARD (1 Wing)
Long Jump.   1. Flt Sgt DURRANT (1 Wing) 2. AC McSTRAW (1 Wing) 3. AC SUDWORTH (2 Wing)
Hop, step & jump.   1. JONES. 2. Flt Sgt DURRANT. 3. AC McSTRAW.
Discus.   1. AC SHARMAN (3 Wing) 2. AC FARQUHAR (2 Wing) 3. AC WOOD (1 Wing)
Javelin.   1. AC HAVELOCK (3 Wing) 2. F.O. GRAHAM (HQ) 3. AC REEVES (1 Wing)
Shot.   1. Flt Sgt CLIFTON (HQ) 2. AC SHERMAN (3 Wing) 3. AC FLYNN (2 Wing)
Inter Wing tug of war.   1. 3 Wing. 2. 2 Wing.
 
Wing placings;   1. 3 Wing (41 points) 2. 1 Wing (38 points) 3. HQ and 2 Wing (31 points)
18 Aug 1950 Cpl Julian BROOKES and Cpl George Henry ROBINSON. Flt Lt KENT.
  Cycle team at RAF Sealand. Mentions AC GAGG,   AC DAY,   AC ROBINS.
25 Aug 1950 Report on a cricket match. Mentions WORKINGTON,   P.O. HUTTON,   WEAVER,   JOHNSON,   DRINKWATER,   MOORE,   PARKER-SUTTON,   TULLY,   P.O. RUSSELL.
1 Sept 1950 Flt Lt John Arthur SMITH in Court for not having a fire arms certificate.
  AC Cyril PHILLIPS, age 19, in Court for abusive language.
  Flying Officer James Robert MARSHALL and Flt Sgt Arthur GOLDSWORTHY in Court for not having a fire arms certificate.
22 Sept 1950 March Past in Bridgnorth High Street after the Battle of Britain Commemorative Service. Photograph.
  Between 1,000 and 2,000 visitors attend the 'RAF At Home' event. Mentions Flt Lt D.J. COURTNEY,   Sqd Ldr H.V. JESSOP. Aerobatic display by a Meteor and Vampire jets. Fly Past by a Wellington and a Lincoln. Photographs of local residents and hockey player Flt Sgt DURRANT.
  Report on a hockey match. Full team listed; RODEN,   WESCOTT,   GAUDEN,   SWANN,   WAUGH,   NUNNERLEY,   OZZARD,   DERRY,   JOHNSON,   EVANS,   CLAYTON (Captain)
5 Oct 1950 Inquest on AC2 Keith Arthur THOMAS, age 18. Mentions AC2 Kenneth Frank SMITH. Also see 13 Oct issue.
  Cricket team have won 14 out of 35 matches. Mentions Padre COOK,   Cpl LONDON,   Cpl NEWTON,   AC CLEGG,   Flt Off GRAHAM,   Cpl TOMLINSON,   AC CROFT,   Sgt SMITH,   Plt Off BROOKS,   Plt Off HUTTON,   AC WILLIAMS.
13 Oct 1950 Cpl Alexander AITKEN in Court for committing a nuisance.
  Resumed Inquest on AC2 Keith Arthur THOMAS. Died of natural causes. Mentions Acting Sqd Ldr F.J. DAVIES - Station M.O.
  Opening season rugby match. Mentions Cpl POTTS,   AC EVANS,   AC MATTHEWS,   AC PLAXTON,   Flt Lt RICHARDS.
27 Oct 1950 AC2 Franklin Eric HIBBERD,   Ronald HARRINGTON,   Peter JACOMB,   Patrick McGUINNESS in Court for indecent language.
  Sgt Patrick Joseph McSHERRY and Cpl Alexander AITKEN in Court for committing a nuisance.
17 Nov 1950 RAF attend a Remembrance and Dedication Service at the new war memorial in the town park.
  AC2 Roy Edgar BOTTRILL, age 19, in Court for breaking and entering.
15 Dec 1950 Dedication of the new Presbyterian Methodist & United Board Church in the name of St. Andrew. Photograph in the 22 Dec issue.
  AC2 Edward Godfrey HOOPER in Court for various stealing offences.
22 Dec 1950 AC2 Ronald CADE in Court for indecent language.
  250 children attend the RAF Christmas party. Mentions Sqd Ldr SACHS. Photograph.

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          1951
19 Jan 1951 Cpl St John Patrick Noel DOYLE in Court for being drunk and disorderly.
9 Feb 1951 RAF Bridgnorth Drama Section took part in a Dramatic Festival at RAF Cosford. Mentions Flt Lt P.E GATES,   Sqd Ldr J.B LEWIS,   Flt Lt St John COURTNEY,   Grp Capt G.J.L READ.
20 Apr 1951 AC Harry BOOTH, age 25, in Court for stealing a cycle.
  Inquest on Flt Lt Maurice BENNETTS, age 52. Suicide. Mentions Sqd Ldr LUCY,   Flt Sgt William Samuel SOUTHWORTH,   Sqd Ldr F.J DAVIES,   Wing Cmdr JEFFS.
8 June 1951 On Thursday 7 June RAF units marched through the North Gate in Bridgnorth, with fixed bayonets. Three Lancaster's flew low above. Mentions Group Captain G.J.L READ.
  Report on a cricket match. Mentions Cpl PARKINSON,   AC ARCH,   Flt Lt CASSANO,   P.O. PARKER-SUTTON,   Sgt SMITH.
22 June 1951 AC1 Ronald Geoffrey BENNETT in Court for using indecent language.
6 July 1951 Coach carrying 45 children of RAF personnel in an accident. 12 children taken to hospital.
  AC Nigel DEEKS, age 18, has a bicycle fitted with a radio. Photograph.
13 July 1951 Group Captain G.J.L READ will again lead the Bridgnorth team in the Nijmegen walk. Also mentions Flt Lt STAFFORD. Also see 3 Aug.
  Sqd Ldr C PICKETT in a golf match.
20 July 1951 Flt Sgt R.G.L SQUIRES and Flt Sgt L CHAMBERS  B.E.M. will take part in the Nijmegen walk. Also see 3 Aug.
3 Aug 1951 AC2 Hugh McCALL in Court for being drunk and disorderly. Found hanging onto the bottom of the Cliff Railway carriage.
  RAF Bridgnorth Drama Section performs their first full length presentation.
10 Aug 1951 Marriage of Miss Olive Joan PHILLIPS of Bridgnorth to Sgt Bernard William SOUTHEY of RAF Bridgnorth & Gillingham.
31 Aug 1951 RAF Bridgnorth comes 2nd in the Jolliffe Silver Challenge Trophy for the best Airmen's Dining Hall.
7 Sept 1951 Report on a football match. Mentions PEARCE,   SMITH and BRUNSKILL.
  Neil McLean DUNCAN and Rodney Francis Norman TROTT in Court for taking a car without permission.
14 Sept 1951 Marriage of Miss Beryl Mary COWDELL of Bridgnorth to Cpl Albert William BILLINGS of RAF Bridgnorth & Oakham. Photograph.
  RAF personnel perform a Variety Concert at The Majestic in Bridgnorth. Mentions W.O. FAIRGRIEVES,   Flt Lt KENT.
21 Sept 1951 For the third successive year, Bridgnorth stage a Tattoo for the Battle of Britain celebrations. 1,000 RAF personnel take part. Mentions Sqd Ldr FISHER,   Sqd Ldr D.R McWINNIE,   Flt Lt ROBINSON,   W.O. BROWN,   Flt Sgt CLIFTON,   Sqd Ldr CHERRY,   Flt Lt CASSANO,   W.O. FAIRGRIEVES,   Flt Lt CUNDELL,   Flt Lt BAYLISS,   Flying Officer BAKER,   Cpl MUGGS. Fly Past by a single bomber.
  Cricket team have won 19 out of 31 matches. Mentions Cpl PARKINSON,   AC ARCH,   LAC TULLY,   F/S DURRANT,   Sgt SMITH,   LAC WEBB,   F/S CLIFTON,   F/O BROOKS.
5 Oct 1951 Marriage of Miss Vera CHETTER of Bridgnorth to LAC Robert GLENDINNING of RAF Bridgnorth & London.
19 Oct 1951 Report on a boxing tournament. Mentions Cpl PETRIE,   AC MURPHY,   Cpl D MORRIS,   AC WARREN,   AC BISHOP,   AC MOSELEY,   Cpl RICH,   Cpl ANDREWS,   D O'SHEA.
  Report on a boxing tournament. Mentions Cpl Dennis MORRIS,   Jim EDWARDS,   Cpl John PETRIE,   Roy STEELE.
26 Oct 1951 Marriage of Miss Betty GRIFFITHS of Bridgnorth to LAC Raymond BAXTER.
16 Nov 1951 Group Captain George John Lacey READ is leaving the Command of Bridgnorth. Been here since April 1949.
30 Nov 1951 Sgt Thomas Patrick BURNS succeeds in a legal action concerning his baby son.
7 Dec 1951 Marriage of Miss Rita GRIFFITHS to John White GIBSON of RAF Bridgnorth & Kilbernie, Scotland. Best man was George FRASER. Photograph.
21 Dec 1951 Report on a football match. Mentions GREADY,   GIBSON,   ARCH (in goal)   HARPER,   HAMMOND,   PUNTER,   HODGSON,   PALLAS,   WEBB,   HARRIS,   PEARCE.
28 Dec 1951 Group Captain G.J.L READ and the RAF band tour Bridgnorth town singing Christmas carols, collecting for Dr. Barnardo's Homes.

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          1952
4 Jan 1952 An oil painting on the dining room wall of the Copper Kettle has been completed by Henry HAIG.
18 Jan 1952 Court Martial of Flt Lt Leonard MORAN for playing cards. Mentions Sgt Gerald BATEMAN. Also see 11 April and 30 May issues.
  Town Council give a dinner party for Group Captain G.J.L READ who is shortly leaving Bridgnorth. Mentions Wing Commander R.A.R COOTE-ROBINSON, Wing Commander W WATSON, Wing Commander A BROWN and Station Adjutant Flt Lt SHEFFIELD.
1 Feb 1952 Flt Lt William Thomas KENT killed in lorry accident.
8 Feb 1952 Marriage of Miss Joyce REYNOLDS of Bridgnorth to Cpl Albert HADLEY of RAF Bridgnorth & Leicestershire.
15 Feb 1952 250 RAF Bridgnorth personnel will line the funeral procession route for King George VI today.
  Joseph Arthur CURRAN, age 23, in Court for using indecent language.
  Queen Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen in the High Street. A contingent of RAF personnel were present. Officer in Charge was Sqd Ldr FISHER.
  Reginald Charles ANDREWS, age 22, in Court for various motoring offences. Also see 15 Aug issue.
22 Feb 1952 Group Captain B.A.C WOOD is the new Commanding Officer at Bridgnorth. Succeeds Group Captain G.J.L READ who has been here three years.
29 Feb 1952 Eight cases of Scarlet fever reported at the Station.
  Padre Richard William CATTERALL in Court for failing to stop at a Halt sign.
  Col. Ralph Eric Maxwell CHERRY, the Civilian Substitution Officer at RAF Bridgnorth, in Court for motoring offences. Also see 11 April issue.
29 Mar 1952 Court Martial of Flying Officer Arthur William ANDERSON. Not guilty. Mentions Flt Lt Leonard MORAN, Senior Medical Officer, Sqd Ldr J LYTHGOE and Sqd Ldr R.G FISHER.
  Sqd Ldr Alexander Leslie MARTIN, age 50, in Court for drink driving. Mentions Flt Lt Charl van der MERWE and Flt Lt George SHEFFIELD. Also see 10 Oct issue.
25 Apr 1952 250 RAF personnel march down the High Street from St. Leonard's Church to mark the second anniversary of the Freedom of Entry. Mentions Group Captain B.A.C WOOD Commanding Officer and Rev M.G ROBERTS. Photograph.
2 May 1952 RAF Bridgnorth has been selected as the home of one of seven area clubs by the RAF Gliding and Soaring Association.
  Cpl James Wren DEWAR, age 32, in Court. Mentions AC2 Keith Jewitt HOLDER. Also see 13 June issue.
16 May 1952 RAF personnel practice their illuminated club swinging skills ready for the Royal Tournament at Earls Court. Very poor photograph.
6 June 1952 70,000 young men born between 1 July and 30 Sept 1934 are due to register for National Service. Since 1947 registration has been from 17 yrs 11 months to 18 yrs 2 mths. This year it will be 17 yrs 8 mths to just under 18 yrs.
In the Bridgnorth area, 1 in 10 will fail to register on the specified day.
20 June 1952 Report on a cricket match. Mentions K ARCH, BIGNALL, P BROADBENT and SISTERSON.
4 July 1952 Marriage of Miss E.M GRIFFITHS of Bridgnorth to Cpl B.L JONES.
  Air Vice Marshall B.V REYNOLDS Air Officer Commanding HQ 22 Group inspects recruits. Photograph.
11 July 1952 Decathlon competition at RAF Bridgnorth for the first time. Won by Cpl BILLINGS, D.I. 3 Wing. Mentions Flt Lt ROBINSON and Cpl LEWIS.
18 July 1952 Marriage of Miss Priscilla HOWES of Bridgnorth to LAC Gerald Cyril PASSANT of RAF Market Drayton. Best man was LAC ORMESTON of RAF Bridgnorth.
  Report on a cricket match. Mentions K ARCH, K BOWLES and SISTERSON.
  Results of the Inter Wing Sports Day events. The Victor Ludorum Trophy went jointly to L.A.C MOUNT and Cpl LEWIS.
 
100 yds.   Cpl OAKLEY.
220 yds.   Cpl OAKLEY.
440 yds.   Flt Lt ROBINSON.
880 yds.   Flt Lt ROBINSON.
Mile.   Cpl LEWIS.
Two mile Steeplechase.   Cpl McMAHON.
Three miles.   Cpl LEWIS.
Long jump.   LAC MOUNT.
High Jump.   AC BROWN.
Putting the shot.   AC REECE.
Discus.   Cpl ANDREWS.
Hop, Step & Jump.   Cpl BRYANT.
Javelin.   AC REECE.
120 yds Hurdles.   Cpl PINNINGSON.
Officer's race.   P.O. EVANS.
W.O.'s & S.N.C.O.'s race.   Flt Sgt MURRAY.
Ladies race.   Miss WILSON.
Boys race.   Anthony HACKNEY.
Girls race.   Valerie CRABTREE.
25 July 1952 The RAF Band will lead the town carnival procession.
1 Aug 1952 Driving licence will be restored to Eric John Henry GREEN, formerly of RAF Bridgnorth. Had been disqualified for twelve months.
29 Aug 1952 Plt Off Alan WALKER in Court for parking and causing an obstruction. He claimed to be taking 3,000. to the bank and needed to park as close as possible.
26 Sept 1952 Alexander James LAWSON in Court for taking a motor cycle without permission.
  RAF 'At Home' day. Fly past by four Vampire jets, three Lincolns, three Canberra bombers. Demonstration of rescue procedures from a burning aeroplane. Demonstration of physical training.
10 Oct 1952 AC Raymond Stanley DAVIES and Eric Normam THOMAS in Court for motoring offences.
5 Dec 1952 Civilian in Court for stealing from the RAF Station. Mentions Sgt L Victor CHAMBERS.
  During 1952, 350,000 men will have registered for National Service. An equal number will prefer to serve in the Army or the RAF. Only 1 in 9 will choose the Navy which doesn't need as many recruits as the other Services.
12 Dec 1952 Two local coach companies, Whittles and Foxalls apply to run an express service to various towns. Decision deferred.
26 Dec 1952 James William BARNETT in Court for trying to take a car.

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          1953
2 Jan 1953 Permission granted to Whittle Coaches to run coaches for RAF personnel to Leeds, Norwich and Newcastle via Nottingham.
14 Jan 1953 Patrick Anthony DOBLE in Court for stealing a bicycle.
30 Jan 1953 Group Captain B.A.C WOOD is leaving after being Commanding Officer at Bridgnorth for 12 months. He took over from Group Captain G.J.L REID A.F.C. last February.
6 Feb 1953 Marriage of Olive Jessie HOOPER of Bridgnorth to Cpl James Francis Campbell PING.
13 Feb 1953 Local Member of Parliament is to ask in the House of Commons about the West Midlands Licensing Authority discontinuing the permit for Whittle Coaches to run coaches for RAF personnel.
  AC2 John Anthony de FRATES, age 19, in Court for stealing.
  Alan George ORCHIN in Court for maliciously damaging a drinking glass.
20 Feb 1953 Group Captain H.W MARLOW O.B.E.  A.F.C. is appointed Commanding Officer of RAF Bridgnorth.
3 Apr 1953 John Thompson ROWBOTTOM, age 21 and John HODKINSON, age 20, in Court for taking a motor cycle without permission.
24 Apr 1953 Report on a football match. Mentions COOPER,   GARDENER,   SMITH,   STANLEY. Team have won 17 out of 18 matches.
  L.A.C. Eric WEAVER in Court for stealing a cycle lamp.
1 May 1953 Large contingent of RAF personnel attend the Baptist Church in Bridgnorth. Mentions Rev E.G DAVIES,   LAC K HUGHES,   AC1 G BROWN.
8 May 1953 Norman PATERSON, age 19 and Maurice STANNARD, age 25 in Court for being drunk and disorderly.
  Sgt Thomas P MAGUIRE will be among the 8,000 RAF personnel in London for the Coronation.
22 May 1953 Report on a cricket match. Mentions WORDSWORTH,   BOWLES,   NEWSON,   BEECHAM,   SISTERSON,   ROBINSON.
29 May 1953 Inquest on 7 year old son of Sgt Joseph Patrick Gerald GILBERT. Mentions Sgt Robert NAIR. Also see 19 June issue.
5 June 1953 Flt Sgt Henry SCHOFIELD awarded B.E.M.
19 June 1953 Report on a cricket match. Mentions SISTERSON,   BATTY,   SMITH,   BROADBENT,   COSTIN,   ROBINSON,   WILTSHIRE,   GRANT.
17 July 1953 LAC Arthur PHILLIPS, age 24, and Cpl James ARNOT, age 23, for being drunk and disorderly. Mentions Plt Off J.P WORDSWORTH.
  Sqd Ldr Frederick Cuthbert ASTON in Court for driving without care and attention. Mentions Sqd Ldr John F KEITH and Flt Lt R.C MARSHALL.
31 July 1953 Report on a cricket match. Mentions SISTERSON took 4 wickets for five balls.
  Cpl William George SMART, age 22, for driving without a licence.
4 Sept 1953 J.T Whittle Coaches appeal fails for some long distance destinations.
  New children's play area opened. Will cater for 350 to 400 children from 148 houses. Mentions Wing Commander G.I PAWSON.
25 Sept 1953 'RAF at Home' day. Mentions Sqd Ldr SHEARDOWN,   W.O. McKay FAIRGRIEVE,   Air Vice Marshall W.T MERTON Air Officer Commanding 22 Group. Fly past by various aircraft.
23 Oct 1953 Marriage of Miss Margaret JARRET of Bridgnorth to Cpl Samuel Irvine MacDONALD of RAF Bridgnorth & Sterling.
6 Nov 1953 AC Peter Thomas HOUSDEN, age 20, for driving without care and attention.
27 Nov 1953 Marriage of Miss Shelia Mary BODEN of Bridgnorth to Mr John ARBUCKLE of Glasgow, a Cook at RAF Bridgnorth.
  W.O. Norman McKay FAIRGRIEVE receives a clasp to his existing long service and good conduct medal. Presentation made by Air Commodore J.H.T SIMPSON  D.S.O.  A.F.C. Also Flt Sgt Henry SCHOFIELD received his B.E.M.  Photograph.

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          1954
1 Jan 1954 Resumed Hearing - Whittle Coaches application to run an express coach service to Cardiff, Glasgow, Bristol, Newcastle on Tyne and London.  British Rail is objecting.
  RAF provides children's Christmas party. Photograph.
15 Jan 1954 Cpl Ralph Huntley BARBER in Court for motoring offences.
  Former Cpl Brian Cudmore DIXON, age 20, in Court for motoring offences.
22 Jan 1954 AC Raymond HALL, age 29, in Court for fraud. Mentions Cpl James Campbell ANDERSON. Also see 5 March issue.
  Padre A.G DAVIES is leaving RAF Bridgnorth.
29 Jan 1954 Sgt David John JONES in Court for stealing. Also see 12 Feb issue.
5 Feb 1954 Group Captain H.W MARLOW O.B.E. at the Officers Ball. Photograph.
  Report of the death of civilian Clerk James TAYLOR.
12 Feb 1954 Warrant Officer Charles MALLETT in Court for driving without due care and attention.
  Cpl Peter Malachy DOYLE in Court for motoring offences.
19 Feb 1954 'Balmoral Four' will be entertaining at RAF Bridgnorth. Photograph.
  R BENNETT in a boxing tournament.
12 Mar 1954 Death of the daughter of Sgt PICKEN.
19 Mar 1954 Flt Sgt Archibald GUTURIE, age 33, in Court for forging signatures.
  Max BYGRAVES and Andree CURTIS will be entertaining at RAF Bridgnorth. Photograph.
26 Mar 1954 200 A.T.C. cadets complete for 'The Bridgnorth Trophy' inaugurated last year.
  Plt Off Tony St John BROWN in Court for not displaying 'L' plates.
16 Apr 1954 The car of an un-named Warrant Officer was on fire at the Station.
  Sqd Ldr Ronald Charles WOOD in Court for motoring offences.
  Marriage of Miss Sheila Gwendoline FRANCIS of Bridgnorth to Cpl Bertram John SILVESTER of Plymouth. Best man was Cpl ANDERSON.
23 Apr 1954 Marriage of Miss Lorna BROTHERTON of H.Q. RAF Bridgnorth to Sgt Kenneth JAMES of Chelmarsh.
  Marriage of Plt Off Janette Revell WILSON  WRAF of Southampton to Plt Off Andrew C CURRIE of RAF Bridgnorth and Renfrewshire.
30 Apr 1954 RAF accepts the offer from Bridgnorth Town Council to carry the Ceremonial Mace during official events.
7 May 1954 Photograph of 'D' Sqd Passing out parade. Mayor took the salute.
2 July 1954 Air Vice Marshall J.L.F FULLER-GOOD  Air Officer Commanding No.22 Group took the salute at a Pass Out parade. Photograph.
  William Thomas BERMINGHAM, age 26, in Court for stealing. Also see 23 July.
9 July 1954 Air Vice Marshall J.L.F FULLER-GOOD  presents the Group M.T. Efficiency Trophy to Flt Sgt T.H PHILLIS.
6 Aug 1954 Michael Alan BARTLE in Court for stealing. Mentions Padre David Rhys DAVIES and AC2 Ferguson JOHNSTONE.
13 Aug 1954 Alfred MARKS will be entertaining at RAF Bridgnorth.
17 Sept 1954 Marriage of Miss Margaret RUTTER to James BURNETT of RAF Bridgnorth & Portsmouth.
Also the marriage of her sister Miss Jessie Ellen RUTTER to Reginald HAYHURST of RAF Bridgnorth & Wigton.
Best men were Russell BURNETT and Alan WILTSHIRE. Photograph.
24 Sept 1954 Station held an 'At Home' event. Mentions Flt Lt J.E.L.P HOGGARTH,   Sgt RICE,   Sqd Ldr R.C WOOD. Air display by various aircraft. Pass Out parade of No.5 and 6 Flts of 'B' Sqd. Also march in town after the Battle of Britain Memorial service.
  Report on a rugby match. Mentions AC GREENOUGH,   Flg Officer CARVER,   Cpl HUNT,   AC HARRIS,   Sgt PROCTER,   Plt Off GLAISYER.
  Football trophies on display at RAF Bridgnorth. Both the F.A. Cup and the League Championship Cup.
15 Oct 1954 Gloria BRENT, John PERTWEE and the Hedley Ward Trio will be entertaining at RAF Bridgnorth.
17 Dec 1954 Wing Commander Richard James BURROUGH   D.F.C. took up Instructor duties at Bridgnorth.
  Report on a football match against Bridgnorth Town. Team photograph.
24 Dec 1954 Serious car accident at Stanmore. Five RAF men injured including SAC David Arthur JACKSON.

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          1955
7 Jan 1955 AC Andrew Hume LOCKHEAD in Court for stealing a bicycle.
28 Jan 1955 Anthony Price JONES, age 23, committed suicide. Mentions Sqd Ldr Dennis James STOKER, the Senior Medical Officer at Bridgnorth. Anthony William CLARK, age 18 and William Joseph GOSTARD, age 19.
25 Mar 1955 Civilian William ROGERS, age 52, dies as a result of a fall whilst at the Station. Mentions LAC Robert Reginald HAYHURST and Sqd Ldr D.J STOKER, the Senior Medical Officer.
15 Apr 1955 Civilian in Court for colliding with a RAF bus driven by Cpl Stanley WILKIE.
29 Apr 1955 Marriage of Miss Maureen HUMPHREYS of Bridgnorth to Ken WHITEMAN formerly a Policeman at RAF Bridgnorth.
10 June 1955 RAF parade in High Street after the Civil Service. Officers wore their ceremonial swords.
8 July 1955 Marriage of Miss Eva Iris MORRIS to Cpl Albert GODSMARK of RAF Cosford, formerly of RAF Bridgnorth.
29 July 1955 Marriage of Miss Doreen A LOWE of Bridgnorth to D.I. Charles HOWARD of RAF Bridgnorth & Chard.
16 Sept 1955 Marriage of Miss Mary Elizabeth ATTWOOD of Bridgnorth to Cpl Jamie Richard SMITH of RAF Bridgnorth & Stratford-on-Avon. Best man was AC Michael JEFFS. Photograph in 23 Sept issue.
  Court Martial of Cpl Louis John DOCKER, age about 20. Mentions AC2 Granville Thomas FILER.
23 Sept 1955 Annual Battle of Britain Commemoration Service. Salute taken by Group Captain H.W MARLOWE. Mentions W.O. N McKay FAIRGRIEVE. Two Flights of RAF with fixed bayonets.
7 Oct 1955 Annual inspection carried out by Air Officer Commanding No.22 Group Air Vice Marshall J.L.F FULLER-GOOD  C.V.O.  C.B.E.  Inspected all parts of the Station accompanied by Station Commander Group Captain H.W MARLOWE  O.B.E.  A.F.C.
The Air Vice Marshall announced that "in future No.7 School of Recruit Training at Bridgnorth will include the initial training of potential Officers in its activities."
14 Oct 1955 Marriage of Miss Mary Jean HOWELLS of Highley to Sgt Leonard James JACKSON of Watford.  P.T. Instructor at RAF Bridgnorth.

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          1956
13 Jan 1956 Group Captain Anthony John TRUMBLE O.B.E. age 40 is appointed the new Station Commander. Photograph and career biography given. He succeeded Group Captain H.W MARLOW who has retired.
  Ronald KENNETT, age 21, of Leeds and Brian TODD, age 20, of Halifax in Court for being drunk and disorderly.
  A three foot high Commemorative Tablet was presented to the Station in gratitude for 6,000 donations of blood during the previous year. Photograph.
27 Jan 1956 Cpl William Sylvester BURKE in Court for drink driving.
17 Feb 1956 Cpl Cecil Frederick BEECHING applied for the restoration of his driving licence after being banned last year.
30 Mar 1956 Marriage of Miss Margaret Rawlings of Bridgnorth to Cpl Donald RENNIE of RAF Bridgnorth & Aberdeen. Photograph.
15 June 1956 RAF Bridgnorth wins the Inter Station Athletics Trophy at West Kirby. Mentions AC ROSE (shot-put) Cpl OAKLEY (100 yds) AC RODWAY (discus) AC RICHARDSON (440 yds) Plt Off LEWIS (220 yds)
6 July 1956 RAF Garden Fete held on land next to the Station. Mentions Sqdn Ldr E.J CHURCHILL A.F.C.   Flt Lt W BOOTH B.E.M.   Sqdn Ldr C.D OWEN D.F.C.    Sqdn Ldr BLANCHARD.   Sqdn Ldr CARROLL.  Flt Lt C.H FELL.  Cpl MacWILLIAM.  AC2 HEWITT.
13 July 1956 LAC Thomas BRINDLE, age 43, in Court for stealing a bicycle. Discharged.
3 Aug 1956 Detailed results of the RAF Bridgnorth Annual Athletics Championship.
Mentions AC ROSE,   AC RICHARDSON,   Cpl DRIVER,   AC GOODWIN,   AC SHILLINGFORD,   Cpl OAKLEY,   Pilot Off LEWIS,   Cpl BROWN,   Cpl FALLOWS,   Cpl VALLANCE,   AC LUTWICH,   Cpl BAILEY,   Flt Off DAVIS,   AC LEVINE,   Cpl BILLINGS,   AC GODDARD,   Sgt DAVIS,   AC MILLARD,   Cpl BRYANT,   AC HENAGULPH,   AC MOODY,   AC McKENSIE,   Cpl COWARD,   Flt Off CLACK,   Cpl DUNCAN,   Sqdn Ldr DOVETON,   Cpl KIMBERLEE,   AC LANCASTER,   AC McNANLEY,   Cpl FURLONG,   AC MOORE,   Sgt NEVILL,   Sgt FAREEY,   AC RODGER. Photograph of the tug of war team.
17 Aug 1956 AC2 James BELL, age 21 in Court for drink driving. Mentions Flg Off DAVIES.
  The Officers Mess hold a motor rally. Mention of Sqd Ldr CLEGG and Flt Lt JOHNSON.
24 Aug 1956 R Subba ROW in a cricket team captained by Wing Commander MASTERS.
31 Aug 1956 Marriage of Miss Shirley Angela JONES of Bridgnorth to Brian GRUNDY of RAF Bridgnorth & Manchester. Photograph.
7 Sept 1956 LAC Bernard Joseph FORDE, age 21, in Court for driving with no insurance or excise licence.
21 Sept 1956 Marriage of Miss Sylvia Gillian PETTENER of Eardington near Bridgnorth to Jack PAYNE of Wolverhampton, previously RAF Bridgnorth. Photograph.
5 Oct 1956 Report on a rugby match. Mentions RAF Bridgnorth players CURNOW and BAILEY.
12 Oct 1956 Warrant Officer Archibald Hay HAMILTON, age 49, in Court for drink driving. Mentions Sgt J.R OWEN.
2 Nov 1956 R Subba ROW and a Mrs WILLIS at Bridgnorth Cricket Club dance. Photograph.
16 Nov 1956 Detailed report on the 22 Group Inter Station boxing Competition. Mentions AC BRODERICK,   Cpl D POTTER,   Group Captain A.J TRUMBLE,   Sgt JACQUES,   Cpl ROWE,   AC BUTTEN,   LAC LANG.   Photograph of A.J TRUMBLE with BRODERICK and one of Cpl D POTTER boxing.
23 Nov 1956 Report on a football match. Mentions RAF Bridgnorth players CLUBLY and DIX.
7 Dec 1956 Synagogue will be transferred to Bridgnorth from Hednesford which is closing down.
14 Dec 1956 Officers Mess Ball. Photograph.
21 Dec 1956 Jon PERTWEE - Comedian - performed in two shows. Photograph.
28 Dec 1956 D.I Cpl Reginald Dennis HEALE, age 19 - Court Martial for stealing letters and packages.
  RAF entertain children at a party. Photograph.
  RAF Bridgnorth have donated 7,731 pints of blood this year.

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          1957
4 Jan 1957 Photograph of Sergeants Mess Dance.
25 Jan 1957 The oldest and longest serving Airman in the RAF  W.O. Norman McKay FAIRGRIEVE retired on Wed 23 Jan. aged 65 after 17 years at Bridgnorth. Will stay on at Bridgnorth as a paid civilian Organist and Choirmaster.
15 Feb 1957 Report on a boxing tournament. Mentions Sgt JACQUES,   AC CHIVERS,   J ORGAN,   D POTTER.
22 Feb 1957 Court Martial of Cpl David Ernest ROWE for theft. Mentions Plt Off M.J THUM.
8 Mar 1957 Marriage of Miss Kathleen MALLET, dau of W.O. MALLET of RAF Bridgnorth, to Graham John PETTENER of Eardington near Bridgnorth.
15 Mar 1957 Cpl John Victor BEAUCHAMP in Court for not having valid road tax.
29 Mar 1957 Consecration of the synagogue which had been transferred from Hednesford when it closed down.
26 Apr 1957 Photograph of the Station band and W.O. Denzil STEPHENS  L.R.A.M.   A.R.C.M.   B.B.C.M.   Also a photograph in the 7 June issue.
3 May 1957 The Theatre Touring Company preformed a play 'Worm's Eye View' at the Station.
  Report on the fencing team. Flying Officer G.H UNGAR,  Plt Off R GEORGE,  Sgt F ROGERS and Sgt TROUGHTON.  Photograph in the 17 May issue.
24 May 1957 Air Officer Commanding No.22 Group Air Vice Marshall R FAVILLE took the salute at the passing out parade of 184 recruits. Mentions the thirty two piece band under direction of W.O. STEPHENS. Then the Air Vice Marshall inspected the Station accompanied by Station Commander Group Captain A.J TRUMBLE. Photograph.
  Report on an Athletic team competition. Mentions;
100 yds. LEWIS.
220 yds. LEWIS.
880 yds. COX.
One mile. COX.
Hammer. BRITTAIN and FARLEY.
High Jump. B BRYANT.
Javelin. FORKES.
Pole vault. LEADBETTER.
  Report on an Athletic team competition. Mentions;
440 yds. BILLINGS and HINDE.
880 yds. T COX.
One mile. COX and COWARD.
Javelin. FORKES.
Long Jump. J BRYANT.
Shot put. McINTOSH and NEVILL.
Discus. HALL.
  Report on a cricket match. Mentions AC YATEMAN and Flying Officer DUFFEN.
21 June 1957 Report on a shooting team event. Mentions Cpl AUSTIN,   Cpl BISHOP and Flt Lt  J.P DICKINSON.
  Report on a No.22 Group athletics meeting. Mentions Plt Off LEWIS,   AC COX,   Sgt BILLINGS,   AC FLETCHER,   AC WHEELDON,   AC COOK,   Cpl HINDE,   Sgt FARLEY and Sgt BRITTAIN.
  Report on a cricket match. Mentions Subba ROW,   Cpl PLUMRIDGE,   LAC GRIFFITHS,   Flt Lt TURNER,   Cpl NIGHTINGALE,   Cpl JONES and Cpl MANSFIELD.
  Billy 'Uke' SCOTT will be entertaining at RAF Bridgnorth.
  During 1956, over 9,000 people at the Station donated 8,000 pints of blood. A Commemorative Bar, to the plaque received last year, presented to Sqd Ldr  J.F BOULTON-LEA. Photograph in 28 June issue.
28 June 1957 Report on a cricket match. Mentions AC CRAMP,   Cpl KLEISER and Cpl MANSFIELD.
5 July 1957 Report on a cricket match. Mentions AC FLEET,   Wing Commander MASTERS,   Cpl PACE,   AC WEEKES,   Cpl KIPPEN,   AC CRAMP,   Cpl KLEISER and Cpl MANSFIELD.
12 July 1957 Report on a cricket match. Mentions RACE,   BOWDEN,   SCOTT,   WEEKES,   PLUMBRIDGE,   FLEET,   TURNER,   RAMSDEN,   MASTERS,   GRIFFITHS and KLEISER.
  Two hour Variety show by RAF personnel. Mentions AC BLISSON,   AC CREE, Station Commander Group Captain A.J TRUMBLE.
26 July 1957 Results of the Station Sports Day events.
 
100 yds.   Plt Off LEWIS,   Cpl BAILEY.
Class 'B' 100 yds.   AC WILLIAMS,   Cpl MILES.
220 yds.   Plt Off LEWIS,   Cpl BAILEY.
440 yds.   AC COOK,   AC COX.
Class 'B' 440 yds.   AC BATEMAN,   AC DAVIDSON.
880 yds.   AC COX,   Sgt NEWTON.
Mile.   Sgt NEWTON,   Cpl COWARD.
Class 'B' Mile.   AC ROWDON,   AC MOONEY.
Three miles.   Cpl COWARD,   AC TOVEY.
Long jump.   Cpl GUILE,   AC COLLYER.
High Jump.   Cpl MILES,   AC LEACH.
Putting the shot.   AC PALAMBO,   Cpl PACE.
Hammer.   Sgt BRITTAIN,   Sgt FARNLEY.
Pole vault.   Cpl HALL,   AC KING.
Discus.   Cpl MILES,   Cpl HALL.
Hop, Step & Jump.   AC MIDDLOM,   AC KIDD.
Javelin.   AC RAVENSHILL,   Cpl PACE.
2 Aug 1957 Report on a cricket match. Mentions Subba ROW,   AC BATEMAN,   LAC GRIFFITHS,   AC RAMSDEN,   Flt Lt TURNER,   AC SCOTT,   Cpl NIGHTINGALE and AC WRIGHT.
  Performance by a jazz group made up from RAF recruits. Mentions Alec BOYD,   Ken CRAWFORD,   Barney FARANDEN,   Malcolm SHARP,   'Skiffle' FOSTER & 'Ginger' GREEN.
9 Aug 1957 Marriage of Miss Doris Cecelia BOLMEER, dau of Flt Sgt BOLMEER of The Hobbins, Bridgnorth to Cpl Christopher Howard SAWYER of RAF Bridgnorth & Swindon.
  Marriage of Miss Sylvia Kathleen JAMES of Chelmarsh near Bridgnorth to Sgt John David Ian DAVIES of RAF Bridgnorth & Wrexham. Mentions Sgt B BILLINGS of RAF Bridgnorth.
  Cpl Thomas Daniel Frederick BRESTON in Court for fraud.
16 Aug 1957 George Henry DOWNING, age 19 and AC1 Roy BANKS, age 20, in a motor cycle accident.
  RAF Bridgnorth now has its own radio programmes, broadcast five nights a week throughout the billets. Apart from news of Station activities, there are also numerous programmes where requests can be made. Other items include comic shows and recordings of Station amateur entertainers. Run and arranged by Flying Officer Don SINGLETON.
  Report on a cricket match. Mentions AC WRIGHT,   Cpl PLUMRIDGE and Cpl KLEISER.
  Forty drama enthusiasts travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to see a performance of Julius Caesar.
23 Aug 1957 Court Martial of Cpl John Brian DEAN for throwing a boot at a recruit. Mentions AC Alan MINNIS,   AC2 John Anthony HEARN,   AC2 Joseph HANNON,   AC2 Michael Leonard GRIGGS and Flt Lt  E.A STRANGE.
  Inter Station Athletics competition at Innsworth. Mentions Cpl BAILEY,   Plt Off C.H LEWIS,   AC COOK,   AC MACKAY,   AC COX,   AC LANGRIDGE,   Cpl HALL,   AC RAVENHILL,   Cpl MILES,   AC FORKES and Cpl GUILE.
30 Aug 1957 Court Martial of W.O Charles MALLET. Not guilty. Mentions Cpl Kenneth William MOORE.
6 Sept 1957 Inter Station Athletics competition at Uxbridge. Mentions Cpl MILES,   AC BRINSON,   LAC SHAW,   Cpl PACE,   AC COOK,   AC LANGRIDGE,   AC FORKES,   Cpl GUILE,   MACKAY,   Plt Off LEWIS,   AC COX,   Sgt HARRISON and Sgt BILLINGS. Poor photograph.
20 Sept 1957 Court Martial of Cpl Thomas KING, age 24 and Arthur Phillip PLUMMERIDGE, age 20. Mentions Plt Off BALL,   Cpl PENNEY,   Flt Lt F.R GODSMARK,   Plt Off M.A SPINKS.
  Bill McGUFFIE,   Terry BURTON,   Eve VALERE,   Don ARDEN,   Lester SHARPE & Iris will be entertaining at RAF Bridgnorth.
  Two hundred guests at the Officers Ball. Mentions Commanding Officer Group Captain A.J TRUMBLE, Air Officer Commanding No.22 Group Air Vice Marshall R FAVILLE.
  Athletics competition. Mentions STEEL,   LANGRIDGE,   BRINSON,   GUILE,   NIELL,   EAST,   MACKAY,   LEWIS and BAILEY.
4 Oct 1957 Report on a basketball match. Mentions LITSTER,   Sgt Terry PERCH,   Cpl Dave MILES,   Cpl PLATTON and Sgt Bob FARLEY.
18 Oct 1957 Mrs Ruth Elizabeth CAVEY of the Officers Married Quarters was a witness in a Court case.
1 Nov 1957 Contingent of RAF personnel attend the Cartway Methodist Church in Bridgnorth. Mentions Flying Officer D WATSON.
8 Nov 1957 Report on a basketball match. Mentions AC RUSSELL.
  Report on a rugby match. Mentions DACKERS,  IRELAND and BAILEY.
  Report on a cross country event. Mentions Cpl HOWARD.
15 Nov 1957 Report on a boxing tournament. Mentions Sgt JACQUES,  AC LESTER and Sgt MEVILLE.
22 Nov 1957 10 mile road race. Mentions SEAL,  MILES,  BLATCHFORD,  BROWN,  HOLLOWAY. Road relay race - MELDINGS.  D.J COWARD.
6 Dec 1957 Sgt Kenneth BAKER and Sgt Robert Frederick CRAIG involved in a car crash.
13 Dec 1957 Various guests at the Presbyterian Methodist & United Board Church of St. Andrews at the Station. Mentions Station Commander Group Captain A.J TRUMBLE,   Flt Sgt DOWNIE,   Mrs DOWNIE,   Sgt DOWDING,   P/O WATSON,   Mrs BRITTAIN and Cpl NORMAN.
  RAF Passive Defence & Civil Defence Exercise & Examination held at the Station. Mentions Sqd Ldr M.F.V PEARSON,  Flying Officer A.J DUFFEN,  Pilot Officer TILLEY,  Flt Sgt LOCKE and Flt Sgt GIBBONS.
  Cpl Edward TICKNER, age 21,  Cpl David John WALSH, age 24,  Cpl Frank William HALL, age 21,  SAC George McTaggert BROWN, age 23,  AC1 Keith Robert DAVENPORT, age 20. All in Court for fighting. Mentions Flying Officer DUFFEN,  Flt Lt STACK.
20 Dec 1957 Photograph of twenty one Sergeants at their Christmas party at The Pheasant Inn.

1958 to 1963
 
Unfortunately there are no issues of the Bridgnorth Journal available from 1958 to 1971 inclusive.
 

From the 19th July 1961 issue of the Daily Herald.    The Court Martial of Cpl Nimmock

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