Many thanks for your reply, the webmaster is going to let you have my email address. In the meantime, I'd just like to say how many memories your item evoked. My name is Derek Duchemin and,although I worked in the Machine Room when first posted to Ranikhet Camp, I did work on Manual Control, sat just outside the Machine Room, next to SQDB where Oscar, an elderly civilian used to repair watches when he wasn't working! I remember Pam Best, I believe, didn't she have a motor bike? I used to have one also on camp so we had something in common.
I was in a guard of honour, but for the Queen Mother, when she came to open the then new Technical College, on Oxford Road in '54 or '55.
Anyway, we can continue reminiscences outside this message board when you contact my e-mail address.