“Base Broadcasting Service”
RAF Akrotiri – Cyprus – 1960 to 1963
Material by Barry Moncrieff and John Holyer
New pictures from George McLennan
Barry Moncrieff with Ann Slaney in front
(Double Click on a picture for a closer look and read the Text)
Main Camp Plan – BBS 1961 – 1962 Blocks and BBS Cables.
BBS Cables and other features.
The Same area Today – 2012
Staff at BBS Studio 1961
Me Tuning in BBC News on the AR88 receivers
ready for the 8 o’clock News. My weekly Jazz Show.
2 shots of RAF Akrotiri Block 65.
Pictures when The BBS Mast was Erected
“Tony Stone” I think !!! 1961
“Sound” BBS weekly Programme Guide
Inside – The Weeks Schedule
FBS Cyprus Radio Times London Calling from the BBC
There you go – I need to contact “Bob Armitage” or anyone else at BBS at this time — Bob Produced “Bob’s Your Uncle” A Comedy half Hour and “BBS Talant Spot” – I have a CD of both. EMail me firstname.lastname@example.org My Brain Hurts – Think I will take a Sherry into the garden and smile at the Pansies – Pansies are good They Grin back at you !!! If you would like a copy – EMail me with your Address.
The Cover and Disc Label
The Tannoy Distribution Amplifiers and Recording Equipment
Load Speakers in each Room had 3 choices BBS or FBS or OFF !!!
probably OFF was the Choice !!!
Inside Block 65 1961
Who was that touching my head ?
103 MU Membership Card and BBS Party 1961
50 Years ago – I do not remember all the Names of people – In 1961 it was me that crawled in all the lofts a fixed Load Speakers in all the Blocks – Tony “Stone” I think helped by erecting the Telegraph Poles between Blocks. We were hoping to Transmit on the Medium Wave to cover Akrotiri, Limassol and Episkopi. We went to BBC Zygi Transmitter Relay Station – along the coast from Limassol and managed to get a “Short Wave Transmitter” – Tony rewound the coils so that it would work on “Medium Wave” – We put a Mast up at the back of 103 Maintainance Unit – We tried it on Dummy Load – All the Camp could hear us – but it was producing so many harmonics that the RAF Police came and said “Turn that thing off ” No Planes can land – you are interfering with “Ground Control” So in 1961 we did not manage to cover the south of the island. I ramble on !!!
These are the people who might have more pictures and material that I can add to this BBS Blog..
The 1960 – January 1962 BBS Staff List
This is from Rinty – 1963 — Thanks
BBS Studio RAF Akrotiri August 1963 … from left to right
???? Jan Turner Audrey Fortune John Holyer … Happy days.
Here is Mike Quance – 1963
Blow my own Top !!!
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