Prices CCF RAF Section 1970

Also see RAF Ternhill 1959
David Goldring has done some extraordinarily detailed research and produced two excellent, multi-page reports which he has made available here: Combined Cadet Force
Also his report on Sports Day
More CCF photographs here: Cadet C Company 1946
RAF Watton in 1960 another camp around 1969 led by Mr Briscoe with Bob Gilbert
Howard Cook - Solo in the Spitfire...

Martin Lyon has provided this picture:

Brian Moxey has recognised some:
Back row from left: 1st Daysh??. Son of the master, 2nd Steve Kimberley, [4th Mark Burrows (from Nigel Balchin)] 5th Martin Lyon, [8th Moore] last Bryan Gamblin
Front From left [2nd Robson] 3rd Jeremy Snowball, 4th Cowan?? 5th me, [Mr Briscoe] [Harris?] 9th ? Scott. He joined the RAF too and was in the Red Arrows

Dick Jones who left the School in 1964 writes: The enclosed picture that I recently came across is a RAF camp ? with the group standing in front of a Victor ? bomber.
It shows Len Holder at number 2 from the left, myself (R E Jones) next, Alan Foreward next but then my memory fails me except for Mr Briscoe of course.

Dr Digby James provides this photo of the CCF parade day from, I would guess, 1968.  I could name a few. Steve Chappell is in the middle I'm behind him to the left. Osborne (with an 'e') is the corporal on the left. I could never remember his first name because everyone called him 'Spaz'.

Pete Border adds: The Corporal is indeed Osborne, first row left to right are Richard Corby, Steve Dear, Roger Bartlett and Steve Chappell. There is somebody next to Digby, obscured from view by Steve Chappell, which is probably me as I was in the same group.

Nigel Balchin suggests: On the CCF photo next to Steve Chappell is Bartlett?? again and two away from him in the glasses is Corby.

Photo taken in the early 70's "Arduous Training".  I believe this one is in Leek, Staffs.
Quite appropriate given Ross Kearns' posture in the background behind Mister Hill and Colonel Howard-Jones.

Howard Cook


I am sure like many I wish that we had the cameras or iphones (other brands are available) to have captured our experiences from years back.
Having to ration photos because of only having film with 12 images on the roll - and then wait days for the result.

Just a case is the photo I took at Arduous Training - that is what it was billed as - at Leek in 1973.
I have the original photo with everyone's nicknames on the back - including mine "Busby"

Paice; Marks; Bascombe - Max; Westwood; Bascombe - DJ; Cowton; Thorpe-Tracy; Mr Howard-Jones; Ross Kearns;
Me - easy to pick out from my dark blue Navy pullover; Clarke; Cogan; Prentice; Cleightonhills; Marshall; Eagles;

Not the best focus!

I attended the CCF camp held in Duisburg in 1973.  Excellent camp led by Mr. Reidler.  Photo attached is of Stalwarts swimming in the Rhine.

Howard Cook


This of the Army CCF Camp in Duisburg in the 70s. Mr Reidler on the front of the Stalwart amphibian climbing out of the Rhine. I think it is Ieuan Jones standing on the right. end

CCF Band 1943

Richard Pook suggests that the following are believed to be the aspiring musicians!

L to R  Back Row: K. Hammond, L. Jarvis, A. Forsyth, J.O.Neville, R. Johnston, C. Stubbington, L. Bauer, J.R.Smailes.
Front Row: D. Harvey, R.H.Pook, E.E.Smith, D. Fuller, J.F.Maffey, S. McKenna, M. Fairhurst, J.R.Hughes, A Bowmaker.
Seated in Front:Left - K.R.Joint Right- J.D. Shepherd

Greetings Michael:

You will recall that back in May you put me in touch with Steve Blake who had enquired of you about Hampshire Regimental badges. Well, Steve and I have had several interesting exchanges of e-mail, thank you, out of which has come the attachment hereto which is said to be the cap badge, in white metal, of Prices Cadets at some time.It is obviously "our" lion (more correctly the lion of William Price's family heraldry) and 1721 is our founding. 1908 escapes me at the moment.

I don't know if we have an archivist at this time but maybe you or someone has knowledge of the origin? Perhaps it was not a cadet corps cap badge at all,  but an early school cap emblem? (Before the embroidered one that we all remember.) Or?

In any case it would be a nice picture to post on the web!

Cheers and thanks,


More CCF and CCF Band related pictures may be found here: CCF and Band