GMA returns to St Merryn in 736 Squadron as an Instructor in the Air Strike Section.  

Aircraft: Firefly

GMA: In the list of events in the Command Display Programme there is also a very interesting list of aircraft. Perhaps the most exciting is the De Havilland "Sea Hornet". I think this was a scaled down version of the "Mosquito" of Air Force-- used for illuminating targets before bombing in Germany.

GMA flies a Seafire aircraft to RAF North Weald to visit newborn son Michael and mother at Nursing Home in Woodford, Essex.

GMA remains at St Merryn until his return to civilian life after VJ (Victory in Japan) day.

GMA was a land based instructor specialising in Rocket Projectile (RP) attacks under a range of conditions

......and the  final word is with GMA.......

I recently (November 2006) remembered a song not in the FAA book (for class reasons??) which I would call


Lower Deck Lament

Oh they may pipe leave,
Oh they may pipe leave,
They may pipe leave for ever.
They may pipe leave for POs and Chiefs
But for us  poor bastards NEVER!