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3918th Food Service Squadron
Submitted by Gerald 'Jerry' Moore, 3918th Headquarters Squadron, Dec 1952 - Dec 1955 and by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954. 3918_FSS_1954.jpg
"Prior to the 1960's there were three squadrons: 3918th MV Sq., 3918th Food Service Sq., and 3918th Supply Sq. Then they mergered into one squadron called: the 3918th Air Base Squadron. Around 1962, they split up again into about four squadrons. Transportation Squadron, Food Service Squadron, Supply Squadron, and Support Squadron". Jim Seymour

Mess Hall 3918th Food Service Squadron, 1954
Submitted by Gerald 'Jerry' Moore, 3918th Headquarters Squadron, Dec 1952 - Dec 1955 and by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954. 3918th Food Service Squadron
From the 1954 UH Yearbook, submitted by A1C Gerald "Jerry" Moore, 3918th Headquarters Squadron, Dec 1952 - Dec 1955 and by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

On the Serving Line (left to Right): William L. Couch, (__?__), Frank Colao, John Moniz and Douglas L. Davis.

Cook cutting the ham: Stanley Bowling.

Submitted by Gerald 'Jerry' Moore, 3918th Headquarters Squadron, Dec 1952 - Dec 1955 and by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954. 3918th Food Service Squadron

From the 1954 RAF Upper Heyford Yearbook belonging to Gerald "Jerry" E. Moore, A/1C (at that time), 3918th Headquarters Squadron, Dec 1952 - Dec 1955 and by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Capt. Deamus and Frank Colao, 1953. Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954. Capt. Deamus and Frank Colao, 1953

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

'Pops', John Moniz, (person unknown) and Frank Colao. Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954. "Pops", John Moniz, (__?__) and Frank Colao.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954. Left to Right: A.C. Grayham, Tom Tomalson, (__?__), (__?__), (first name unknown) Burgess, John Moniz and (__?__).
Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.
Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954. Left to Right: Grayham, Davis, Rodrick.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954. D. Davis.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954. Left to Right: (__?__), John Moniz and James Amorre.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954. Left to Right: Tony Alala, John Moniz.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954. Left to Right: Tomlinson, Roderick
Lovejoy, Grayham, Finley, Davis, (__?__), Moniz.
Northampton, "The Ram"

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954. Left to Right: Tony Alala, John Moniz, Richard Roderick.
Northampton, "The Ram"

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954. Kitchen of The Casino Restaurant
Northampton 1953

Left to Right: A.C Grayham, John Moniz, Pop, Rick Roderick.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Left to Right: Richard Ferris and A/1C John Moniz.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Left to Right: R. Roderick, Ray Kirkpatrick, (__?__).
Middleton Stoney (?), 1952

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Left to Right: Richard Ferris, R. Roderick, Pops, Frank Calao and John Moniz.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Left to Right: Brewer, Douglas L. Davis.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Left to Right: John Moniz and Rick Roderick.
The Cousins
1952

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Left to Right: Ray Kirkpatrick and Ray Peleker.
Middleton Stoney
1952

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Ray Haddock
Middleton Stoney
1952

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Sawyer
England
November 1951

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Left to Right: Richard Roderick, John Moniz and Samuel Burge, Jr.
1953

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

A/1C John Moniz
Back side Mess Hall.
1952

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Nick
England
November 1951

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Johnson
England
November 1951

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954. 1952

Left to right: John Moniz, John G. Rodrigues, Richard J. Roderick

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954. 1952
Left to right: Wally Lovejoy, John G. Rodrigues

"Note that we were wearing OD and not the Air Force Blue".

Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

3918th Food Service Sqd.
"Happy Memories"
by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954.

Three years at Upper Heyford were some of the best years of years of my life. Nov 51 to Nov 54 .
We arrived in England at Southampton on the General Stuart, it was real cold in 51. When we got to Upper Heyford our barracks were small white cement houses with pot bellied stoves for heat, each day someone was assigned to that stove to make sure it didn't go out, that was the only heat we had at that time, also to take a shower you had to go across the street in another building, boy was it cold! We finally got to move in a nice brick building across from the mess hall and there we stayed until we went back to the States. We worked in the same mess hall, Army and Air Force together at first until they got their own mess hall, they were great guys. Always remember Cpl Noxs U.S. Army. I spent most of my time in Northampton when on leave, I wonder if anyone remembers these places, The Black Boy, The Bull, The Cross Keys, The Plough, The Ram, and also the restaurant in the center of town "The Casino". We use to have eggs & chips, that was our meeting place when we got in town. The Brits were really nice people, they took us in their homes and made us welcome. I also married a Northampton girl. Submitted by John Moniz, A/1C, 3918th Food Service Sqd., Nov 1951 - Nov 1954. I remember taking the Double Decker Bus from Heyford to Northampton and the bus company was called "Smith's Speedway Service" 30 miles to town, the ride back to base was time to catch up on sleep. I also spent time in Oxford, Brackley, Towcester Banbury, Lower Heyford and London, those were the good old days. Many Airmen came over T.D.Y. 90 days, we use to call them 90 day wonders. I also spent three years with my cousin Richard J Roderick who was also in food Service Sqd. I have been back to England four times since leaving the service, things have really changed but I will always have those memories of Upper Heyford and the 3918th Food Service Sqd. Anyone out there who was at Upper Heyford from 51 to 54, feel free to e-mail me, I would really like to hear from you. I forgot to mention that the ship we came back to the States on was General Rose. Cheerio for now, all best mates. (Please refer to the Duty Roster for John Moniz's e-mail address.)

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