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AnnCardiff Report 5 Feb 2012 21:23

An absolute shot in the dark here - probably futile - but just in case, I am looking for Derek - he was best man at my wedding in 1959 and served in the RAF in Singapore with my late husband. We have always kept in touch but he moved in the last year or so from Knottingley to I think Whitby and he has forgotten to give me his new address - sends me Christmas cards, but I canlt reply!! He was married to Pam, who sadly died and remarried someone called Annie - he has a son Paul and has connections to the yachting fraternity in Yorkshire. I have tried the yachting clubs, his old address to no avail. As I said, probably hopeless but maybe........... :-)


AnnCardiff Report 5 Feb 2012 21:32

I have found two possibles in Search Trees so fingers crossed!!!


Braken Report 5 Feb 2012 21:41

You will probably have already tried or friends reunited or an add in the local paper


AnnCardiff Report 6 Feb 2012 14:29

I have one number to ring found on 192 - no one in at the moment - hardly likely he would be on friends reunited or facebook come to that


brummiejan Report 6 Feb 2012 16:48

Have you tried a street search for the address you have on Friends Reunited? There might be a neighbour registered who can help you.


Braken Report 6 Feb 2012 18:56

sorry Ann it was just a thought someone on it might know him though ;-)


AnnCardiff Report 6 Feb 2012 22:50

the address I found was on 192 but rang it this evening - not him!!! I think I'll try the yacht clubs - have a feeling he was Commodore of one - thanks for the tips guys - much appreciated :-)


RottenR Report 6 Feb 2012 23:12

Ann perhaps Forcesreuiited there are 4 Derek Wrights listed

1957 -1959 Cardington, West Kirby, Melksham, Middle Wallop and N Weald

1952 -1954 Biggin Hill

1956 - 1961 no bases recorded

1961 - 1993 Marham



AnnCardiff Report 7 Feb 2012 09:45

well thank you for that - much appreciated - the top one looks spot on as Cardington is where my OH was - and the correct dates too!! will let you know how I get on - brilliant!! :-D


AnnCardiff Report 7 Feb 2012 10:06

just joined FR, nearly £10 !!! - in spite of the top one looking so promising I donlt think it's him - however, I have sent a message so see what happens :-)

Liz 47

Liz 47 Report 7 Feb 2012 12:29

Have you looked at BTdirectory enquiries online
Good luck,


AnnCardiff Report 7 Feb 2012 13:24

thanks Liz - will do that - although is that the same s 192? I've tried 192 and got two likelies but both were wg


AnnCardiff Report 9 Feb 2012 14:47

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-)


Ron2 Report 10 Feb 2012 20:04

Ann try goggling RAF Cardington there might be an Associaton .

Also I'd suggest goggling the Unit in Singers where your hubby and friend served.

It might be worthwhile goggling the guy's name - sometimes amazing wot comes up!

Also if you member of Saga Zone try leaving a post on the appropriate Forum - I did way back and recently someone got in touch giving me all the data I needed on guy I was seeking

Best of luck, don't give up, I found an old mate from 1963 after over 5 years of searching.

Regards from an old Sapper


AnnCardiff Report 10 Feb 2012 21:28

well thank you for that Ronald - just worked out was Singers is!!!



Ron2 Report 11 Feb 2012 21:20

I worked with a joint services outfit at RAF Hendon1964-67 - long distance air trooping and Singapore always knows as "Singers" Seem to recall Hong Kong was "Honkers"

Dont 4get you can post a message on Forces RU in the appropriate RAF Forum - worth a try. You can also post on "Lost Trails" on the British Legion site (free) and on the "Missing You" site (free) which has a RAF section


AnnCardiff Report 12 Feb 2012 22:16

thanks Ronald - you are a gem!!! OH was also in KL!!! he was an LAC


AnnCardiff Report 16 Feb 2012 10:50

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-)


AnnCardiff Report 18 Feb 2012 03:14

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AnnCardiff Report 23 Feb 2012 22:03

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)