A reunion of past members of 334 (Neath)
Squadron was held in the Neath RAFA club and
more than 50 ex cadets and staff attended.
The event was organised by WO Roger Murphy RET,
who gather everyone together to remember all
things 334. The oldest member was ex Cadet Gamon
(85) who joined the Squadron in the Empire
Cinema, Neath in 1941.
He explained that the manager of the cinema was
made a Squadron Leader and they had a bugle band
of more than 30 cadets. His ten minute talk was
much appreciated by his younger audience.
Keith Nicholls, Jim Herbert & Roger Murphy (all
ex 334 staff)
The evening was a great success with a couple of
Squadron Leaders (one retired and one still
serving), a few retired Flight Lieutenants, a
Flying Officer (still serving), one Warrant
Officer (Roger Murphy) and a lot of ex cadets,
all of whom happily shared stories of the ‘good
This was the second reunion that Roger had
organised and everyone present is looking
forward to the next time that the years are
forgotten, the wrinkles fall away and all the
grey hair returns to the colour of its youth, as
they tell tales that would shock the
organisation of today.