Memories of Mauripur 1954 – 1956

A recent email from a Mr JHY who sent the following piece from his memory banks, along with a couple of photos that might be of interest to all those Hastings fans, me included.

JHY was stationed at RAF Staging Post Mauripur 1954-56 in Air Movements and compiled many a weight and balance sheet for all the Hastings passing thru to and from the UK, Far East and Australia many of which were 24 Sqn aircraft. For some reason aircrew didn’t like Mauripur but after being to most other staging posts in that part of the world, Mauripur was by far the best; only a few personnel stationed there with plenty of spare time so that you could get away from uniforms; not like  Aden.

Attached is a photo that might be of interest of  WD500 that arrived in Oct 55; the only VIP he can recall being on board was G/Cpt Johnnie Johnston and a model he had made of the same a/c.

Hastings C4 Model WD500

Hastings C4 Model WD500
 Hastings WD500 in Mauripur  1955

Hastings WD500 in Mauripur 1955

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