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5131 Bomb Disposal Squadron

5131 Bomb Disposal Squadron

SAC Pallett (as he was known then) was a Mechanical Transport Driver attached to 5131 Bomb Disposal Squadron.  He was posted to RAF Goldsborough (East Barnby camp) in 1961.  He travelled by train from his home in Leicestershire to York, York to Malton, then Malton to Whitby, via Pickering.  He was collected at Whitby station and taken to RAF Goldsborough. Geoffrey was struck by the beauty of our countryside. Ian Terry tells us: ”I was an Armourer and joined 6217 BD flight at Goldsborough directly after my Christmas leave in January 1962. where I was reunited with my mate Mick Hodge. I remained on Bomb Disposal until September 1964. In September 64 I was posted to No 31 squadron RAF Laarbruch.”

Image and information courtesy of Geoffrey Powell, also many thanks to Ian Terry for the update.

1 comment to 5131 Bomb Disposal Squadron

  • Ian Terry

    I was an Armourer and joined 6217 BD flight at Goldsborough directly after my Christmas leave in January 1962. where I was reunited with my mate Mick Hodge.
    I remained on Bomb Disposal until September 1964.
    In September 64 I was posted to No 31 squadron RAF Laarbruch.

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