This wonderful image is shown with kind permission of Heather Simkins and was taken by Sidney Oscar Wilson who was stationed at RAF Cardington for a time in 1949/1950. It is labelled " A typical billett at Cardington" and on the back is the date June 1949. This very rare image shows how neat and tidy billetts had to be kept and the living conditions for recruits at that time. One wonders just how many thousands of young men passed through this particular billett. This photograph is part of a fabulous collection of images taken by Sidney Wilson during his RAF career. His Flight photograph taken at Cardington is shown in the RAF Servicemen 1945-1960 page in The Peoples Gallery section
Many thanks must go to Heather Simpkins for preserving this collection and sharing these images with us.