Down Memory Lane, December 14 2018

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A former postal worker came to the Courier office on Friday with a treasured facsimile of a mid-1980s Christmas card.

Linda Brannigan from Southend, who worked on the now defunct post office counter at Castlehill said that the cartoon illustration, showing three camels at RAF Machrihanish and the wise men scratching their heads, is much prized.

Mrs Brannigan, who joined the post office after five years in a bank and five years self-employed, added that the official RAF card is quite ironic as many servicemen did not want to come to Machrihanish.

‘RAF Machrihanish was not a destination where service personnel were happy to move,’ said Mrs Brannigan, ‘Once they jetted in they usually loved Kintyre.

‘It is easily the best Christmas card I have ever received and there are few originals in existence.’

The 1980s RAF cartoon card. NO_c49memorylane01_RAF_Card_1980s