Attached are a number of photographs taken at the Fairey Surveys reunion held at White Waltham Cricket Club on 27th July 2018. This year it was at lunchtime, which seemed to work very well. Click on the photographs to see the full size version.
These photographs were sent by Steve Hulland, Mervyn’s son. Mervyn worked for Fairey Air Surveys/Fairey Surveys from about 1955 to 1966, when the family emigrated to South Africa. They came back a few years later, and Mervyn worked on development for deHavilland on the TSR2 in Bristol, and also for Atlas Aircraft Corporation on the Impala.
Most of the photographs are unlabelled, but quite a few appear to have been taken in Kenya. Any help identifying places or people would be appreciated.
This postcard was interesting – no change in aerial photography problems!
These are photographs of the road survey Faireys carried out in 1972-73 from the Gulf of Sirte to Sebha, about 650 kms. Many thanks to Len for sending them.
“Besides being cold and sand blasted, one memory sticks out. On Christmas morning when we came out of the mess tent after breakfast all the Drivers and helpers were lined up to shake hands and wish us a Happy Christmas – very touching.”
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From Colin Price we have a set of photos posed for an advertisement (anyone recognise it?), a picture from a Kodak shoot (complete with guns) circa 1988, and a shot of the Clyde MD signing an important contract or sale document. Colin also sent in some beautiful oblique photos of Windsor Castle. Click on the thumbnail photograph to see the full version.
Roger Laffoley sent in these photographs of Dakota G-ALWC in Clyde livery, with a note of its history from service with the RAF up to 1982 with Clyde Surveys. The photographs show what looks like a miniature extra propellor on the fuselage – does anyone know what it is?
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Attached are a bunch of field photos provided by Geoff Milsom. Not much information on the locations, but more can be added later if anyone can identify locations or names. Click on the individual photos (or compilations) for a larger image.