This photograph shows members of 150 Squadron (City of Oxford) Air Training Corps at their summer camp at RAF Valley in Anglesey.

They are seen in August 1973 in front of a Folland Gnat, the RAF’s advanced jet trainer aircraft.

The picture comes from Ray Doran, of Abingdon, who writes: “You could join the ATC as soon as you were 12 years and nine months. We paraded on Wednesday nights off Marston Road - there are still two huts there named Harrier and Hunter, both RAF frontline aircraft at the time. Activities included flying, navigation, shooting and other various airmanship skills.

“One of the volunteers was Pilot Officer Jim Buswell, a rocket research scientist based at Westcott, near Aylesbury. Under him, a few of us studied for ‘O’ Level in elementary aeronautics (and I passed grade 5!).

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“As an ATC cadet, you could take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. I reached the Silver Award.”

Names he remembers are Flight Sergeants Alan Curtis and Andy Sylvester, Sergeants Richard Edwards, Steve Clent and Dave Smith, Senior Aircraftman David Diamond, Flying Officer Roy Kibble-White, Flight Lieutenant ‘Jim’ Dunford, and Cadets Bewick, Jeff Castle and Ian Leach.

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Mr Doran, standing second from right, tells me: “I spent five very happy years in the squadron and discovered a passion for flying. My aim is to teach my four grandchildren to fly and scuba dive and introduce them to parachuting, just as I did with my own children. If anyone recognises themselves and would like to take part in a 50-year reunion, please contact me at”