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Sky Kings Football Team - circa 1972
Submitted by Steve Mock.

"The Upper Heyford Sky Kings circa 1972. The only players I can identify are Top Row, just above and to the left of#72 is Sgt. Joe Suggs sporting #32. To the left, 2nd row from top and above #54 and below the guy with the Black and Gold Beanie is #55, Capt. Ed Gmyrek." Submitted by Steve Mock.

"Here is a Upper Heyford Skyking Football program dated 11 Nov 1972."

Submitted by Paul DeHart, 2130th CommGp, RAF Croughton, Oct 1972 - Oct 1974. Submitted by Paul DeHart, 2130th CommGp, RAF Croughton, Oct 1972 - Oct 1974. Submitted by Paul DeHart, 2130th CommGp, RAF Croughton, Oct 1972 - Oct 1974.

Submitted by Paul DeHart, 2130th CommGp, RAF Croughton, Oct 1972 - Oct 1974.

"Here is a Upper Heyford Skyking Football program dated 11 Nov 1972."

Submitted by Paul DeHart, 2130th CommGp, RAF Croughton, Oct 1972 - Oct 1974. Submitted by Paul DeHart, 2130th CommGp, RAF Croughton, Oct 1972 - Oct 1974. Submitted by Paul DeHart, 2130th CommGp, RAF Croughton, Oct 1972 - Oct 1974. Submitted by Paul DeHart, 2130th CommGp, RAF Croughton, Oct 1972 - Oct 1974.

USAFE Football Championship, 1972
Submitted by Paul DeHart, 2130th CommGp, RAF Croughton, Oct 1972 - Oct 1974.

Submitted by Paul DeHart, 2130th CommGp, RAF Croughton, Oct 1972 - Oct 1974. "Here's another RAF Upper Heyford Skyking Football program."

Submitted by Paul DeHart, 2130th CommGp, RAF Croughton, Oct 1972 - Oct 1974.

Submitted by James Burrell, 20th MMS, bomb crew 12, Sep 1975 - Sep 1977.

Submitted by James Burrell, 20th MMS, bomb crew 12, Sep 1975 - Sep 1977.


The Last Sky Kings Football Game - November 1993
Lakenheath Eagles vs. Upper Heyford Skykings
The photos in this section have been submitted courtesy of Bernie Huford, unless otherwise noted.
Submitted courtesy of Bernie Huford.

"The Budweiser Cart full of goodies given away at the half-time draw."

Submitted courtesy of Bernie Huford.

"Eagles to punt."

Submitted courtesy of Bernie Huford.

"Eagles punting deep in their own teritory."

Submitted courtesy of Bernie Huford.

"3rd & 9; long pass by the Eagles."

Submitted courtesy of Bernie Huford.

"Eagles in possession on their 34 yard line. The 'phantom' in the bottom left hand corner is our kicker, Kevin Flynn."

Submitted courtesy of Bernie Huford.

"Sky Kings 1st & 10 from about their 25 yard line."

Submitted courtesy of Bernie Huford.

"Eagles from their 23 yard line. The long shadows show we are now late into the game."

Submitted courtesy of Bernie Huford.

"Eagles kicking off."

Submitted courtesy of Bernie Huford.

"Skyking cheerleaders and my daughter's favourite: The Heyford Lion!"

Submitted courtesy of Bernie Huford.

"Cheerleaders and Lion."

Submitted by Susan

"Phil Straley: F-111E pilot who played for Sky Kings 75-76 but got injured." Submitted by Susan "Sparky" Kincaid (now Allen).

Submitted courtesy of Bernie Huford.

"Eagles ahead, but the Sky Kings are by no means out of the game."

Submitted courtesy of Bernie Huford.

"Sky King QB about to make a successful long pass."

Submitted courtesy of Bernie Huford.

"Budweiser Cart. The man nearest the camera with his back to me was a Scottish civilian who worked on base. Someone may remember him. Base Hospital in the background".

Submitted courtesy of Bernie Huford.

"Half-time draw is now in full swing!"

Submitted courtesy of Bernie Huford.

"This was the end of the game. With seconds left in the game, the Eagles kicked a winning field goal."

Submitted courtesy of Bernie Huford.

"Game over."

Submitted courtesy of Bernie Huford.

"Skykings Scoreboard."

Submitted courtesy of Bernie Huford.

"Cop cars old and new."

Submitted courtesy of Bernie Huford.

"Emblem on the side of the base gym."

Submitted by Susan 'Sparky' Kincaid (now Allen).

"Phil Straley: F-111E pilot who played for Sky Kings 75-76 but got injured." Submitted by Susan "Sparky" Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS.

Submitted by Susan 'Sparky' Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS.

"Sky Kings 1976 Season. Cold!! Brrr." Submitted by Susan "Sparky" Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS.

Submitted by Susan 'Sparky' Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS.

"Cindy at Sky Kings game." Submitted by Susan "Sparky" Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS.

Submitted by Susan 'Sparky' Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS.

"Mark Levy (SPS) at Sky Kings game." Submitted by Susan "Sparky" Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS.

Submitted by Jacob Hughes, 20 CRS PMEL Squadron, 1990 - 1993. "RAF Upper Heyford football cheerleaders."

Submitted by Jacob Hughes, 20 CRS PMEL Squadron, 1990 - 1993.

Sky Kings Football Notes & Quotes

"I remember 2 chants from the Sky Kings games, and that guy who led the Cheerleaders."

  • "BLOOD MAKES THE GRASS GROW, KILL! KILL!"
  • "RAH RAH REE, KICK 'EM IN THE KNEE.
    RAH RAH RASS, KICK 'EM IN THE OTHER KNEE"
Submitted by Susan "Sparky" Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS.
"Dear Sky kings,
I was a former player and coach on the first four years of the Sky King football team from it's inception in 1970 when we won the first USAF championship until the fall of 1973 where I helped coach in the first college bowl game - USAF all-stars and University of Rode Island Rams - in Frankfurt Germany after we beat Rime AFB for the USAF championship. My # was 73 and I played all the positions on the defensive and offensive lines except tight end. In the picture of the team I am shown in the top left corner along side Bernie and behind Tebo # 40. Has there aver been any talk of a Sky King reunion? I would surly be interested in one. I would also like to talk to any one from the team that would like to communicate with me."

Stan & Kay Pisle
spisle@midrivers.com
(406)323-2155 Cell # 1406-320-0045
P.O. Box 246
Roundup, MT 59072

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Submitted by Sgt Ken Howley, 1968-1971. "My Press pass as PA announcer for the USAFE champion skykings football. [30 October 1971, Upper Heyford vs. Mildenhall] Also My NCO card."

Submitted by Sgt Ken Howley, 66 TAC Hospital, 20 TAC Hospital, 1968-1971.


Sky Kings Baseball Team
Submitted by Earl Clark, 2168th Comm Squadron, Oct 1974 - Nov 1983. Page 4 of The Vanguard - August 8, 1975

Submitted by Earl Clark, 2168th Comm Squadron, Oct 1974 - Nov 1983.

Submitted by Earl Clark, 2168th Comm Squadron, Oct 1974 - Nov 1983. From page 1 of The Vanguard - August 8, 1975

Submitted by Earl Clark, 2168th Comm Squadron, Oct 1974 - Nov 1983.

Sky Kings Baseball Notes & Quotes

"Hi, my name is Wayne Wheeler. I was stationed at UH in '52 thru '54. Assigned to the 3918th supply sqd. Worked in engine build-up. I also was a player on the Sky Kings baseball team as the first string catcher. We won the UK championship in 1953 by defeating the Burtonwood Bullets in a play-off."

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Sky Kings Bowling Team
Sky Kings Bowling Notes & Quotes

Jerry L. Koerner, the first female in OMS Blue 3, December 1976 - 1977, played on Women's Base Bowling Team, and they went to the European Championships in 1978. Jerry also worked in OMS Training 1977 - October 1980. "SSgt Janet Ballinger (76 - 80) was the master bowler. Don't know where she is but she was European Champ a couple of times."

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Sky Kings Basketball Team
Submitted by Charlie Jordan.

Departure to Bitburg for USAFE Basketball, 1966.

Submitted by Charlie Jordan.

Submitted by Charlie Jordan.

Returning Champs Of the UK.

Submitted by Charlie Jordan.

Intramural Basketball Championships Feb 1970 - 20Tac Hosp beats BHS

Squadron Captain Buckner passes out trophies to Ted Almquist, Scott Nash and Dennis Burreson. Submitted by Kenneth Howley, 66 TAC Hospital, 20 TAC Hospital, Jun 1968 - Nov 1971. Dennis Burreson, Ted Almquist and Ken Howley battle under the watchful referee eyes of Fred Willetson. Submitted by Kenneth Howley, 66 TAC Hospital, 20 TAC Hospital, Jun 1968 - Nov 1971. Kenny Geyer (24) and Doug Watson (21) keep an eye on the action. Submitted by Kenneth Howley, 66 TAC Hospital, 20 TAC Hospital, Jun 1968 - Nov 1971. George Boll flight Surgeon Super Star. Submitted by Kenneth Howley, 66 TAC Hospital, 20 TAC Hospital, Jun 1968 - Nov 1971.

Squadron Captain Buckner passes out trophies to Ted Almquist, Scott Nash and Dennis Burreson.
Dennis Burreson, Ted Almquist and Ken Howley battle under the watchful referee eyes of Fred Willetson.
Kenny Geyer (24) and Doug Watson (21) keep an eye on the action.
George Boll flight Surgeon Super Star.

Submitted by Kenneth Howley, 66 TAC Hospital, 20 TAC Hospital, Jun 1968 - Nov 1971.

Submitted by Ken Howley, 66 TAC Hospital, 20 TAC Hospital, 1968 - 1971. "Denny Burreson (13) way up there."

Submitted by Ken Howley, 66 TAC Hospital, 20 TAC Hospital, 1968 - 1971.

Submitted by Ken Howley, 66 TAC Hospital, 20 TAC Hospital, 1968 - 1971. "Ken Howley (15) gets trophy as Hartleben, Watson, Almquist, Burreson and Nash watch."

Submitted by Ken Howley, 66 TAC Hospital, 20 TAC Hospital, 1968 - 1971.

Submitted by Paul DeHart, 2130th CommGp, RAF Croughton, Oct 1972 - Oct 1974. "...a RAF Croughton Basketball program."

UK Championship, 1973
Submitted by Paul DeHart, 2130th CommGp, RAF Croughton, Oct 1972 - Oct 1974.


Sky Kings Volleyball Team
Submitted by Charlie Jordan.

UH VolleyBall Team, circa 1965. Charles Jordan.

Submitted by Charlie Jordan.


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