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April 18th 2014
02:32:19 PM
What is your name?  

Robert Simmonds

How did you find this Web Site?  

Air Mail

Where are you from?  

Born in Dover, Kent, now resident in Florida.

Did you serve at RAF Butterworth/Penang?  

Yes at RAAF Butterworth July 66 to April 68

Do you have any comments?  

I was a Winchman on 103 Sqdns Whirlwind 10 Air/Sea rescue detachment.The resident pilots were Flt Lt Peter Adair and Flt Lt Ian Chalmers. I really enjoyed my time there. RAF Glugor made me welcome in the Sgts Mess for evening entertainment.

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March 28th 2014
04:00:54 AM
What is your name?  

Narcyza

Do you have any comments?  

I prefer The viewpoint. We have been actually related.

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March 19th 2014
06:25:54 PM
What is your name?  

Rod MacLean

How did you find this Web Site?  

Thru RAF BPA UK

Where are you from?  

Largs bay SA

Did you serve at RAF Butterworth/Penang?  

No

Do you have any comments?  

Sir, or Madam,
Recently I completed Winning Tactics ~ War in the Air, as a history of the military and naval experience of aviation, with a four-chapter focus on the aviators of the Great War, and the rise of modern tactics. This book presents the layers of history as a vivid tapestry with endless threads woven through time to illuminate the present and the future, so we can see how these ideas developed in earlier periods and acquire an understanding of how they might develop, and emerge into the future. History never repeats ~ but forewarned is forearmed, since it often follows generally familiar patterns. The task then, is to learn how to distinguish those features and tactics of war that are transient and unique in time and place, from those which are likely to recur elsewhere in the future. Therefore the quest unfolds, to find the crucial point in a campaign and bring the focus on it down to a human level to deliver the story of our finest aviators. Of how fresh tactics acquired an advantage ~ even when the future of our cause looked bleak.

On the shelves, there are books on the subjects of specific aircraft, aircraft types, specific wars, and at times a little something on tactics ~ while no one compiled an all-embracing, whole-history study of how to win in the air from the perspective of the aviator, offered in their own historic words. Winning Tactics War in the Air is an epic tale of adversity and recurring triumphs of the human spirit. Although there are many books on aviation, this is a fresh idea. Readily readable and highly sellable, the thrilling adventure of aviation has not been seen from this perspective before. Readers everywhere will connect with the story of heroic aviators and confirm that their extraordinary adventures are well worth telling to a modern audience. The idea is broad enough to capture the interest of a vast array of readers, from the rampant readership of military history and historical aviation, or as a reference work for the libraries of the world. Now, I am excited. Few in history have focused on this, and in a world awash with stories, we are poised for the centenary of the Great War to deliver a swathe of fresh adventures rarely mentioned by other authors. With best wishes from Australia, thank you for your time, and thank you for considering this book for review.

Kind regards,
Rod MacLean

Publication Details
Book Title: WINNING TACTICS
Subtitle: War in the Air ~ The Adventure of Military and Naval Aviation
U.S. Library of Congress Catalogue Number LCCN 2014900069
Paperback 198 pages 130,000 words 149 Images
Publisher Amazon CS (also available as an e-book on Kindle 12th March 2014)
Home page: WINNING TACTICS ~ War in the Air CreateSpace online e-store
List Price $20.20 USD (also available thru Amazon $18.18 free shipping on orders over $35.00)
£14.60 GBP
€17.46 EUR


R.J. MacLean
29 Alexander St
Largs Bay SA
Australia 5016

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December 14th 2013
04:16:54 AM
What is your name?  

John Gibson

How did you find this Web Site?  

Google

Where are you from?  

Malvern, Worcs

Did you serve at RAF Butterworth/Penang?  

Yes Butterworth 1952-54

Do you have any comments?  

Was in Air Traffic Control. Captain of cricket, also played hockey for the Station. Played double bass in the Station Dance Band. Apparently not eligible for the PJM. Those who helped them gain independence not eligible, only those who came afterwards.. Very odd.
Would be pleased to hear from anyone who may remember me from those far-off times.

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November 10th 2013
10:13:25 AM
What is your name?  

Ted Wood

How did you find this Web Site?  

Looking for it via Google

Where are you from?  

UK

Did you serve at RAF Butterworth/Penang?  

Yes - RAF 33 Squadron - SAM site

Do you have any comments?  

Today being 10 Novemebr is regarded in UK as Rememberance Sunday - as my step-son is in the British Army, been on an Afghanistan tour and was nearly killled and lost friends to IEDs etc, currently in Cyprus with UN blue beret task, I went to the local war memorial this morning for 11:00 hrs silence and again this afternoon at another service at another town - then saw on TV the march-past at the Cenotaph in London and the commentator was identifying the various groups as they marched past; One was the Butterworth-Penang Association. I said I will look them up on the web - I\'d like to do that next year.

Found the web site, scrolled through it and came across \'Lost Friends\' and a note about looking for Ted Wood of 33 Squadron - well, you have found him! It\'s me!

I have responded to Ken\'s e-mail - a lot of water has flowed under the bridge over the years since as I\'m now 71 - thank you to the site for hopefully putting us back in contact.

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November 10th 2013
04:30:11 AM
What is your name?  

Trevor Morris

Where are you from?  

Newark

Did you serve at RAF Butterworth/Penang?  

No

Do you have any comments?  

Is there an active RAFA branch in Penang ? if so could you let me have contact details so I can visit in the New Year.
Thanks

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October 23rd 2013
03:16:00 PM
What is your name?  

Philip H. Dansie (1921499 Cpl. Dansie P. H. Elect Fitter (Air))

How did you find this Web Site?  

Advertising poster at the Newark Air Museum, Northamptonshire.

Where are you from?  

Barnham, West Sussex

Did you serve at RAF Butterworth/Penang?  

At Butterworth 1953 - 1955 and MCS Glugor 1955 - 1956

Do you have any comments?  

Butterworth Dec. 1953 to June 1955: Served in Electrical Section and was projectionist at the Astra Cinema, knew the Michael family who lived in small bungalow outside the camp, Papa, Mummy, Philip, Anna, Josephine, Pacita, Brenda and Albert, (Boy) Penang June 1955 to Jan. 1956: 1125 MCS , Electrical Fitter.

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October 15th 2013
02:36:33 AM
What is your name?  

Bill Long now known as Gayler

How did you find this Web Site?  

RAFA News

Where are you from?  

Oxfordshire originally, now resident in Glos GL16, UK

Did you serve at RAF Butterworth/Penang?  

RAF Glugor Jul 1963/Dec 1965

Do you have any comments?  

Good to find a mention of Glugor 1125 MCU and would like ot know when it closed and welcome any contact from colleagues at the time.

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October 10th 2013
08:28:30 AM
What is your name?  

Gerard Paul COSULICH. (Gerry). SAC COSULICH G.P. 5062682

How did you find this Web Site?  

Just by chance researching \"Air Mail\" information, after all these years!

Where are you from?  

CARDIFF, South Wales, GREAT BRITAIN.

Did you serve at RAF Butterworth/Penang?  

Yes, from January 1959 till August 1960 when I finished my National Service.

Do you have any comments?  

As I have said above, I found this site just by chance researching some \"Air Mail\" information for my local Royal Air Force Club, Llandaff and Ely in CARDIFF. I was employed as a Clerk Progress in RAF Tech Flight keeping records of the serviceability of the aircraft on the Station. At that time we had 2 Squadrons of RAAF Sabres and a few Canberras along with a few RAF Dakotas (the Voice Flight) and a few helicopters. We also had regular visits from the V-Bomber Aircraft on training exercises at roughly three monthly intervals. The Officer-in-charge was a Flt.Lt. Noon supported by a Warrant Officer Hawkins in charge of the \"office\" side of things. I spent my 21st Birthday at Butterworth (celebrated in Penang) but didn\'t get back there until 33 years later, in 1993, after convincing my wife that it was worth the trip! After my initial return to Penang, we have been back to Malaysia and other parts of the Far East on several occasions usually ending up with a stay in Penang - our favourite! We are looking forward to return there in January 2014 to celebrate my 75th Birthday - all booked and raring to go!
Would welcome making contact with anyone who might have been there when I was there. At the moment my only contact is with an SAC John Pass, a \"medic\" who lives in Derbyshire!

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August 2nd 2013
03:38:30 AM
What is your name?  

EDDIE ASHBY

How did you find this Web Site?  

BUTTERWORTH ASSOCIATION

Where are you from?  

BRIDLINGTON

Did you serve at RAF Butterworth/Penang?  

SERVED FROM AUGUST1954 TO MARCH 1957 MT FITTER

Do you have any comments?  

WOULD LIKE ANY CONTACT FROMKNOWN FRIENDS

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