Hadleigh man trying to find National Service colleagues – can you help?

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A man from Hadleigh who carried out his National Service in 1956 in Jordan is appealing to try and find some of the men that he served with.

John Davies, who is now 81 years old, served in the Royal Corps of Signals in Mafraq, Jordan, attached to the 4th Air Formation Squadron of the Royal Air Force, and he would love to hear from any of his former colleagues who were also carrying out their own National Service or even regular service at the same time.


CR: John Davies

His son Kurt from Leigh On Sea is organising the search, and after passing these photos to The Southend Bible he told us that hearing from any of his former colleagues would ‘mean the world’ to him.

He added: ‘My father has very fond memories of his time serving out there, and this is mainly down to the camaraderie with the people that he had the privilege of serving with.’


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‘He has tried a few different ways of getting back in touch with them, but so far he hasn’t had any luck.’


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‘I know that this was more than sixty years ago, but I believe that the power of the Internet could make this happen – I would appreciate it if everyone could please share this appeal and the photos as much as possible and we may just come up trumps!’


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If you think that you could help with this search with any information whatsoever, please email info@southendbible.com and we will pass the details on to the family.

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CR: John Davies