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    Thanks Colin,

    That makes sense of the two items immediately after his return from Aden. In reality, if I can understand it I will make a better job about writing about it!

    I envy you the fact that you "worked" in helicopters. My experience has been limited to Bell Jet Rangers in England and a Eurocopter out in the Grand Canyon but I absolutely love flying in them. I would love to be on a Sea King on a regular working day!

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    MAMS Teams were formed prior to Nov 1964. There were originally 19 MAMS Teams located as follows:
    UK (Transport Command) 7 teams with a small HQ element
    Middle East 4 teams with a small HQ element
    Far East 6 teams with a small HQ element
    Near East 2 teams.

    Each team consisted of a or Flt Lt / Fg Off (Equip branch), Flt Sgt, Sgt, Cpl (Supplier General Q-EQ-AM) and 2 Aircraftsmen (supplier Accounting Q-EQ-AM).

    MAMS Teams were developed to provide a mobile force of highly skilled air movements specialists capable of establishing or reinforcing air movements sections wherever required.

    UKMAMS was formed in 1965 or 66, initially based at Abingdon before moving to Lyneham. It disbanded and reformed at 1 Air Mobility Wing around 2003 and is now based at RAF Brize Norton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resmoroh View Post
    Just as an OBTW, when HQ UKMAMS was at Abingdon they had, outside their front door a, 5ft high 3 ft square base, concrete mile marker. On it was inscribed "Kuala Lumpur 25 Miles". It had probably come back in a Beverley. It had certainly never been JATEd, so what it had been described as on the Manifest is anyone's guess! But as MAMS wrote the Manifests you can imagine some vocabulary 'sleight-of-hand'!!! There are, no doubt and in the MAMS history, several thousands of such stories!!
    Good gang of guys!
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    Peter Davies

    This mile marker moved to Lyneham and, I believe, currently resides outside the 1 AMW HQ at RAF Brize Norton

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