Posted by Don Scott on August 3, 2019, 12:26 pm
It took me a while to home in on RAF Driffield during that period when you were born in the married quarters there. You may already have all these details but here they are, just in case you don't.. |
In Sept. 1955 the base was taken over by 13 Group,, Fighter Command. Two squadrons, No.33 and No.219 were operational from that time, both flying de Havilland Venom NF2 night fighters. Both squadrons were disbanded in June/July, 1957. So, that period 'brackets' your birth there. I can only assume that your father served with one or other of those squadrons or a supporting unit..
This information was gained from websites run by an organisation which calls itself '28dayslater' and sometimes 'urbex'. I would describe them as trespassers who do no harm but often come up with more detailed history than wikipedia.