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In 1967 176 amalgamated with 2278 (Knoll School) Squadron ATC. We marched with our CO Flight Lieutenant Frank Le Duc to the then new HQ in Holmes Avenue. 176 went from strength to strength under his leadership. Remember when I joined the RAF he asked me to sign a form to say I had been in the ATC so he could claim 7 shillings and 6 pence for me as I had been a member. Also he and I appeared in the Evening Argus on the day of the amalgamation as he cut off the 2278 ribbon from my arm.

By Myke Rosenthal-English (27/07/2012)

Hi Myke Rosenthal-English. I spent 4 years in 2278 ATC at the Knoll School where Mr Frank Lu Duc was a Flight Sergeant when I joined and became a Warrant Officer when I left. I was pleased to see from your comments that he achieved the rank of Flight Lieutenant. He was partly responsible for me joining the RAF. Do you have any more information about him? I also went on several summer camps to RAF Duxford and RAF Honington where he was our billet Officer in Charge. I am also interested in the amalgamation of the 176 and the 2278 ATC Squadrons and any pictures you might have. When I went to the Portland Road Junior School my class was placed in the building next to the Marmion Road Drill Hall for a number of years due to over crowding at the main school location.  Email:

By Mike Pusey (30/07/2012)

Hi Mike, the guy who runs 176 ATC Sqn now told me it went though a bad patch when he left but it is now slowly building up strength again. I have no photos left of when I was in the ATC or RAF. I got rid of all my old photos when we moved the family to Germany in 2006.

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By Myke Rosenthal-English (25/08/2012)

To all our former cadets, even those before my time. Please feel free to contact me anytime for an update on the Squadron's progress. As far as the photos are concerned we have now mounted all the pre-1993 camp photos along the walls of our new Squadron HQ. It's quite a trip down memory lane. So much so, we now have ex-cadets turning up with their kids with a view to joining.

By Flt Lt J Bodner (21/04/2013)

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