RAF base welcomes back golden couple

A couple who met at RAF Wittering returned to the place where they first met. From left, daughter Susan Turp, Pamela Hammond, Reverend Squadron Leader Jesse Holland and Malcolm Hammond
A couple who met at RAF Wittering returned to the place where they first met. From left, daughter Susan Turp, Pamela Hammond, Reverend Squadron Leader Jesse Holland and Malcolm Hammond
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A couple who met at RAF Wittering have returned to the base to mark their 50th wedding anniversary.

Former corporal Malcolm Hammond, 75, and former SAC Pamela Hammond, 69, met at the station’s community centre in early 1963.

Yorkshireman Malcolm was an RAF medic serving at RAF North Luffenham, and London-born Pamela a typist in Wittering’s technical wing.

The couple were married at the registry office in Uppingham Town Hall on September 23 of that year.

Malcolm and Pamela retired to the south of France twenty years ago.

The golden wedding couple attended a special service of thanksgiving led by the Reverend Squadron Leader Jesse Holland and held at the station’s multi-faith centre.

Malcolm said; “It’s been absolutely wonderful and very interesting. It’s been a real pleasure to come back.”

The couple’s daughter, Susan, 41, arranged the 
visit.