Hob­son’s Choice: read­ers re­spond

To­day we pub­lish an­other col­lec­tion of read­ers’ pho­to­graphs, sub­mit­ted in re­sponse to our daily Hob­son’s Choice page.

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page -

WE’RE go­ing up in the air – or al­most – with our Hob­son’s Choice read­ers’ spe­cial this week.

For­mer Peter­bor­ough res­i­dent Lau­rence Garey has sent in these won­der­ful im­ages of his time with the Air Train­ing Corps (ATC).

The large pho­to­graph on the far right shows Mr Garey af­ter fly­ing a Tiger Moth dur­ing his 115 Squadron fly­ing schol­ar­ship at Mar­shalls, Cam­bridge. It was taken in Au­gust 1958.

The sec­ond pho­to­graph, near­est right, taken in some sort of class­room, shows Flight Lieu­tenant P E Nobbs hold­ing a fi­nal brief­ing for the cadets be­fore a trip to RAF Shaw­bury.

Mr Garey is in the top left. This pho­to­graph was taken in Au­gust 1956.

Our third pho­to­graph to­day is mem­bers of 115 Squadron pic­tured with mayor Roy West­combe.

The fi­nal pho­to­graph shows Mr Garey, along with his friend Ken­neth Barker, hav­ing just re­ceived their fly­ing schol­ar­ship medals. The younger boys are clearly ad­mir­ing the medals.

Af­ter leav­ing the ATC, Mr Garey went on to do more fly­ing, both civil and with the Not­ting­ham and Ox­ford Uni­ver­sity Air Squadrons.

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