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The 1968 Air Force Intake 50 year re-union

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:29 pm
by Propnut
Got an email today that reads:
The 1968 Air Force Intake is planning a 50 year re-union in early 2018. The re-union will be held in Pretoria. Should anyone have contact details of people belonging to this group, please forward it to fanie@ibhubesi.co.za or 083 454 8453.


So I dug through a pile of old papers in the top of one of our cupboards and found a diary I kept when I was called up. I am tempted to post a page or two but the writing is very small.

Re: The 1968 Air Force Intake 50 year re-union

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:40 pm
by Kompos
Please do so Brother Proppies.

Re: The 1968 Air Force Intake 50 year re-union

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:49 pm
by Bell 407
Amazing to think I was only born in 1968. Please post, we can use glasses to read the small print :haha:

Re: The 1968 Air Force Intake 50 year re-union

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:04 am
by Propnut
Well as a wet behind the ears beach bum from Durban only 18 yrs old here goes with the first of hopefully many pages to follow.

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Re: The 1968 Air Force Intake 50 year re-union

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:54 pm
by Bell 407
Propnut wrote:Well as a wet behind the ears beach bum from Durban only 18yrs old here goes with the first of hopefully many pages to follow.

:champion: :champion: :champion: :champion: :champion: :champion:

Re: The 1968 Air Force Intake 50 year re-union

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:45 pm
by Propnut
There is a list of people who made the first few weeks bearable. We all came from different walks of life, religions but all carried the same stamp of conscription. Some may feature in the days to come, others not.

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Re: The 1968 Air Force Intake 50 year re-union

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:17 pm
by Propnut
Day two . . . .
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Re: The 1968 Air Force Intake 50 year re-union

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:33 am
by Propnut
Kompos wrote:Please do so Brother Proppies.


Kompos your wish is my command. :timeup:

Re: The 1968 Air Force Intake 50 year re-union

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:56 pm
by Raffles
Good memories, thanks for sharing! :thanx:

Re: The 1968 Air Force Intake 50 year re-union

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:06 pm
by Propnut
Another day in the life of . . . .

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Re: The 1968 Air Force Intake 50 year re-union

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:17 am
by Kompos
This is good Brother Proppies!

Re: The 1968 Air Force Intake 50 year re-union

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:02 pm
by Propnut
Another day ..........

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Re: The 1968 Air Force Intake 50 year re-union

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:40 am
by Propnut
And so the first week at the luxury bungalows just off the Old Johannesburg Road draws to a close.

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Re: The 1968 Air Force Intake 50 year re-union

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:46 am
by Bell 407
It really is fascinating being able to read this so thanks Proppies :champion:

Re: The 1968 Air Force Intake 50 year re-union

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:20 pm
by great dane
Interesting stuff :thanx:

Still quite a few pages to go before I was born :yikes:

Remembering back to my short military career I am surprised you found time and energy to keep such a detailed diary :good:

Re: The 1968 Air Force Intake 50 year re-union

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:26 pm
by Propnut
Brings back some serious memories. :thinking:

When reading through the stuff I wrote so long ago, somethings just feel as though it was yesterday. Quite a few days still to go, so I hope you enjoy the look back in time.

Re: The 1968 Air Force Intake 50 year re-union

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:35 pm
by Propnut
The start of a weekend.

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Re: The 1968 Air Force Intake 50 year re-union

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:11 pm
by Raffles
Why does this remind me of my basics :burner: :burner: :burner:

Re: The 1968 Air Force Intake 50 year re-union

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:52 am
by Propnut
Every time I read a new page I am reminded of ghosts from the past. :gooneybird: :frustrated1:

Re: The 1968 Air Force Intake 50 year re-union

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:58 am
by Propnut
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