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81 Sqdn History Part 4.htm

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RAF Seletar, Singapore, was home to 81 Squadron from 1946 until 1958.

West Camp

1947

Seletar Now

81 Sqdrn Hangar

Main Gate

'H' Block

Sew Sew 1956+

Aziz 1956+

Jaffa

The Astra

Mess Hall

The Bus

1954

Photo of the RAF Seletar ATC tower was taken by Eddie Edwards of the Aerial Erection Section circa 1958. Eddies interesting website about the RAF Arial Erectors Assn can be found at "www.hariggers.co.uk"

 

I enjoyed viewing your website's photographs, mainly because I was at both the Seletar and Tengah air bases for a part of my National Service system of 3 years. Back then we all would have wished we had the type of modern cameras now and the freedom to take any photos we want without worrying about film costs.. 
 
During renovations of the Air Traffic Control tower at Seletar in 1971 I had the chance to keep as a souvenir one of the items that personnel who had worked there may remember. I recalled that it was used as the speaker grill of the main air traffic radio communication system.
 
It appears to have been cut from 1 centimetre thick brass and chrome plated, has a diameter of about 10 inches and weighs about a kilogram. A photo is attached and you have my permission to use the photo in any way.
 
I wonder if anyone knew its history. It is now kept in a box in my home.
 
During the period 1950 to 1970 I grew up in a farm site about a mile north of Tengah, and was always fascinated on each and every day by the sights and sounds of all kinds of planes with the colourful RAF livery flying in to land or taking off.

Jack Lim.

 

 

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