It probably seemed a good idea at the time but RAF officer Steve Hawkins was nearly put to flight by the pain he endured during a charity body wax.
While you wait, some photos are now up on my Facebook page here
I’ll be putting both mine and James’s arrival photos up at this site shortly, I’m trying to find the best place to post them as some people are having problems with Picasa, Facebook and the like as their work networks block them. I’ll probably try SkyDrive next, see how that works
Photos from the RAF Stanbridge Official Closure Ceremony (afternoon photos)
RAF Stanbridge: The small base with a big history
By Katy Lewis BBC News
The original RAF Central Communications Centre at Stanbridge The original RAF Central Communications Centre at Stanbridge played a vital role in World War II
A single Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will fly over a Bedfordshire RAF station on Thursday as the ensign is lowered for the last time.
Underneath, at the unassuming base in the English countryside, current personnel, local dignitaries and military guests will watch a parade, accompanied by the RAF Central Band.
RAF Stanbridge, near Leighton Buzzard, is one of the smallest stations left in the UK, which first opened just before World War II as a central communications base for the RAF.
The official RAF Stanbridge Closure Ceremony takes place on the 21st June 2012
Photos of this event will be uploaded here