1. Main entrance to building 53, RAF Bentwaters.
2. Door sign - Open Door Slowly
3. Are you sure you know where you are?
Sent: Saturday, February 08, 2003
Subject: RAF Bentwaters site "Bull" (image no.4 above)
The Decal with caption "Bull?" represents a portion of USAF Civil Engineering referred to as "Prime Beef" which is PRIM(E)ary Base Emergency Engineering Force. PRIME BEEF teams are responsible for such things as emergency repairs to Flight Lines (Runways) when the Base is under attack or has been bombed.
I was at Bentwaters (81-83), daughter born at Lakenheath, Played Rugby with the (re-formed) Bentwaters Phantoms Rugby Team (Keith Beckley - Brit who worked at the Hospital - was our Coach and John Yarwood (he had a house right down the road, by the Pub) was also a Team Member.
ANYWAY, I was a member of a PRIME BEEF unit over here in the States. I was guided to this site by Paul Palermo (also a B/W "vet"). Good Job. Let me know and I may have pictures of the Rugby Team circa 1981-2. We played over at Woodbridge Club's Pitch not far from the Base. I still am in contact w/ multiple A-10 and HH53 Pilots who played on our team.
Jeff J. Davison, Phoenix, AZ
5. Lights off now - Readiness assures our energy assures our readiness...
6. Floor tiles reading 81st CES Alarm Maintenance.
7. Name signs for workbench tool cupboards of Paul Andrade, Jeffery Storey, Henri Dick.
The hardwood cupboards are still in use with the original name plates intact.
8. Machine shop where the tool cupboards are still in use.
9. Whose are the initials DCM in the top-left of this office door?
Glenn Martin's answer to the question:
"If my memory serves me right I believe it stood for Deputy Commander of Maintenance (DCM)."
10. USAFE decal affixed to the door of a large safe.