I have almost total recall of my time at RAF Wildenrath, Germany (1956-1959) but only a few photographs. I also remember some of the serial numbers allocated to our aircraft. The PR7s were numbered from about WT530 to WT539 and we had two T7s. I can't remember the prefix letters of the latter but one of the numbers was 487.
Photographs below include WT537 (c.1957) during the very first joint nuclear exercise carried out in Germany. The guy leaning on the crew hatch is yours truly at the tender age of 19ish. The last time I heard, this aircraft still survives (in a sorry state - like myself) on the site of a now defunct air museum in Cumbria. There are many 'nose section' survivals including another 17 Squadron aircraft (WT534) at the Doncaster Aviation Museum (Lakeside).
Other photo shows ground crew lying about waiting for aircraft return from sorties. Note the larger vehicles belonging to No.1 MFPS (Mobile Field Photographic Squadron) who would be connected to your unit.
You might all be surprised that I was in great demand in those days as a babysitter for the children of aircrews who were forever partying.
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