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Welcome to the 17 Joint Services Trials Unit page.

 

Within these pages it is hoped to re-unite many of the unit's members, with that in mind, we had hoped to hold a reunion in April 2001.  However, due to lack of interest this never happened.

Peter Tallentire is the force leading to the creation of this site, which is residing within the confines of my own site for ex- 87th Entry Apprentices. I am Barry Dinnage, (Ground Radar Fitter) and I joined the unit from RAF Henlow, along with a few other Radar fitters around 1961. After a short course at RAF Newton, we were posted to RAF Wilmslow, Cheshire, a base camp for our 12 months or so at Ferranti's factory at Wythenshawe, near Manchester. As with many other RAF camps, Wilmslow no longer exists.

After the intensive training at Wythenshawe, we were posted to RAF North Coates, in Lincolnshire, where we joined many other trades in the trials of the Bloodhound MkII missile system.

Here is the list of known members of 17 JSTU, some of whom have been contacted, others remain to be traced.

Also take a look in the Gallery where we hope to add a glittering array of photo's of us in our younger days.

Submissions to this web site would be most welcome. If you have any stories, photo's, etc., please get in touch with me at:  bcjd@btinternet.com