RAF Rattlesden
266 Squadron
Bloodhound Mk1 operated here from 1 Dec 1959 to 30 Jun 1964.
Fred Woodhouse provided the photographs below, he was here with the FUSF, 266 Squadron
SAC F. Woodhouse
There is a combination of the
Combined Mess Christmas in 1962 and the
Disbandment AOC's Parade and Inspection in 1964

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Chris Andrews provided these photographs that included his father, Terry Andrews (see Stories), with 266 Squadron at RAF Rattlesden
1962 May 22 - RAF Rattlesden - supplied by Chris Andrews

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Numbers 1 to 84

4 - Denis Rowland O'Shea    5 - Flt Sgt Jan Szczesiak             20 - SAC Fred Woodhouse               29 - Sgt Bob King
42 - Sgt Jim Laybourne         73 - Flt Sgt Jim Russel (ADO)     79 - Sqn Ldr Sandy McCobbin, CO

From the son of Denis O'Shea, "He is number 4 here and also appears on the 266 SAM Sqn football photo above at front row second from the right. He went from RAF Rattlesden to RAF Butterworth Malaysia in 1966-69 with 33 Bloodhound Sqn."

A Bloodhound Mk1  Missile is being transferred from the loading trailer to the launcher. 
Terry Andrews is third from the left. 
Terry Andrews is  on the extreme left.
RAF Rattlesden Christmas card 1962/63.