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TRAINEE RAF nurses have been re­united af­ter 50 years. ‘With 16 oth­ers, I did ba­sic train­ing at RAF Hal­ton, Buckingham­shire, be­fore go­ing on to RAF Cos­ford, Shrop­shire, in 1968 for nurse train­ing,’ says He­len Orr, nee Forsyth. ‘After­wards, in 1970, I flew out with three oth­ers to RAF Weg­berg in Ger­many. ‘They were happy times and I’d love to find my old friends. ‘I mar­ried Michael, an RAF chap, in 1971 and we now live near RAF Brize Nor­ton, Ox­ford­shire. I work as a nurs­ing home deputy ma­tron.’ We’ve al­ready put He­len in touch with Anne Brown, nee Ver­non, who emailed: ‘I was a nurse at RAF Cos­ford dur­ing He­len’s train­ing there. I was friendly with Dot Clarke on her course.’ Now we have a fur­ther con­tact. ‘I com­pleted my train­ing in 1971 and was posted to Cyprus,’ writes Jenny Thorpe, nee Knight. ‘I had to leave the RAF when my hus­band, a Com­bined Ser­vices rugby player, was posted to Lin­coln. I was a nurse for 47 years and loved ev­ery minute.’

 ??  ?? trainee nurses: he­len Orr (cir­cled, mid­dle row) and Dot Clarke (front row)
trainee nurses: he­len Orr (cir­cled, mid­dle row) and Dot Clarke (front row)

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