Southern Africa photos

Adrian Workman contributed these photos from Southern Africa from the early 1960s.  Click on the photos for a larger image.

AW13 Kariba dam under construction - taken c1959 from Faireys DC3
AW13 Kariba dam under construction – taken c1959 from Faireys DC3
AW14 Kariba dam after opening - taken by Adrian Workman on a drive from Salisbury with Tony Bosley and Jim Rowe
AW14 Kariba dam after opening – taken by Adrian Workman on a drive from Salisbury with Tony Bosley and Jim Rowe
AW01 En route to Kariba Dam
AW01 En route to Kariba Dam
AW02 Faireys crew Lusaka
AW02 Faireys crew Lusaka
AW03 Faireys Dakota en route
AW03 Faireys Dakota en route
AW04 Salisbury Airport
AW04 Salisbury Airport

White Waltham crew – December 2012

Attached is a photograph from the recent get together in White Waltham, courtesy of Graham Bridges and John Tompkins.  The message is for Bob Purcell, who couldn’t be there.  Click on the photo for a full size picture.

From the left:-
Don Green, Brian Corbin, Lawrence Scott, Jean Fostekew, John Tompkins, Tony Bamford, Ken Fostekew, Ken Ullersperger, Geoff Milsom, Graham Bridges, Adrian Workman, Bob Berriss

Survey pilots

Geoff Milsom, former Chief Pilot, has drawn up a list of pilots who worked for Fairey Air Surveys, Fairey Surveys and Clyde Surveys during his time.

This list is not necessarily comprehensive.  Any omissions or corrections would be gratefully received, along with any other information on the pilots themselves.  For example: Desmond Plunkett was one of the wartime RAF officers portrayed in the film ‘Great Escape’ (see article under ‘Personnel’), and Paul Heimes flew Spitfires in the Battle of Britain.

The list is attached:

Faireys Surveys pilots

Memorabilia

Derek Minter starts this post off with his old employment letters.  Does anyone have any other interesting bits and pieces to add?  All contributions gratefully received – use the Contact form to let us know if you have anything, and we’ll be in touch.  We don’t have to post names …

DM employment letters

Old Faireys

The staff photograph outside the office in Reform Road was taken after the takeover by Clyde, about 1979.  At one of the White Waltham reunions a few years ago, everyone was asked to fill in all the names they could remember.  There are still gaps, so if you can fill them in, please let us know.

DM04 Old Faireys

 

People

Photos of Fairey Surveys employees, then and now …