“Then three photos of the RAF Regiment Fire Section guys on Christmas morning 1976 making it ‘snow snow snow’! A few of the observers became snowmen for a while! I’m sure one guy on the left was an FST member & he seems to be in green scrubs. Maybe I’m not remembering things clearly though. As I recall everyone was pretty pissed as we had been up all night celebrating the birth of baby Santa. It was a memorable moment & very funny but once that foam dried out it stank like cats piss as it was ammonia based. The stink lasted for weeks. The view is towards the direction of the NAAFI, cinema & swimming pool from one of the four man rooms the RAF Police used. I remember we each had an ammo box bolted to the floor at the foot of our beds in which we kept our personal issue SMGs, Browning 9mm SLPs & a bucket full of rounds. We would ‘arm up’ in the room & cock the weapon to get one up the spout. Health & Safety hadn’t been invented then! God – I was only 18.”

Steve Culliford

 

Christmas 1976

“Then three photos of the RAF Regiment Fire Section guys on Christmas morning 1976 making it ‘snow snow snow’! A few of the observers became snowmen for a while! I’m sure one guy on the left was an FST member & he seems to be in green scrubs. Maybe I’m not remembering things clearly though. As I recall everyone was pretty pissed as we had been up all night celebrating the birth of baby Santa. It was a memorable moment & very funny but once that foam dried out it stank like cats piss as it was ammonia based. The stink lasted for weeks. The view is towards the direction of the NAAFI, cinema & swimming pool from one of the four man rooms the RAF Police used. I remember we each had an ammo box bolted to the floor at the foot of our beds in which we kept our personal issue SMGs, Browning 9mm SLPs & a bucket full of rounds. We would ‘arm up’ in the room & cock the weapon to get one up the spout. Health & Safety hadn’t been invented then! God – I was only 18.”

Steve Culliford

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