RAF Valley 1986 - 1996
by Russell Roberts
I had a wonderful posting to RAF Valley, Anglesey, first arriving as a newly fledged JT Air Electrician on SARTU as it was then.
My fiancee joined me in 1987 when we married in Peterborough from her posting at RAF Wittering where we were both origonally posted to.
In late 1989 I moved 50 metres down the corridor to 22 Sqn C flt after a fellow electrician was injured one very damp and blowy night. This became a permanent posting for me effectively double touring.
I would still do this job today if I could.
Both my children were born here 1992 and 1995 respectively, the first Roberts to be born inside Wales in 70 years!
We recently re-visited RAF Valley on Anglesey and saw what a sad state the airfield had fallen into hopefully as a dual use site it may continue on a bit longer.
Many fond memories of this place and many dark nights by the coal fire after the electricity had failed during a storm and many lives saved during my 10 years here.
Wishing all the best for RAF Valley for the future.
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