A Snapshot of the Station 1960's

Alan Thomas served at RAF Cardington in the early 1960's and his personal recollections of his working life can be found on the "Eye Witness 1960-1999" page in this section. Here however he describes the functions of the station in the 1960's.

Alan certainly was well placed to know what was going on around him as he was the postman during this time and was very familiar with each section of the Station.

Ground Floor:

PBX Private Branch Telephone Exchange - normally civilian manned.
The Station Warrant Officer
RAF Police Office
RAF Typing Section
Sports Store & Sports Office

The offices located to the right of the main entrance were occupied by:

The Station Commander
Officer i/c Admin Wing
Officer i/c Personnel Services
Officer i/c General Duties Flight

The First Floor

RAF Post Room
RAF Pay and Accounts Section
RAF Accountant Officer
RAF General Office
Station Registry
Civilian Personnel Officer and staff

Second Floor

The second floor was in the main occupied by the Meteorological Officers and Staff

*With grateful thanks to Alan for taking the time to give us such detailed information. Thank you Alan.

Sale of Barrack Huts 10th April 1962

If you have any knowledge of where these huts ended up please make contact it could be that somewhere out there some have survived. If you know of any still around do send a photo in to show on this website. Thank you.