66 Plant Squadron

As you can see from the heading, 66 Plant Sqn was formed from an amalgamation of the 4 command plant troops in late 1968. It was based at Longmoor and carried out a lot of OP MACC jobs. The one I recall best was the building of an airstrip between Kylakin and Broadford on the Isle of Sky. The Longmoor site was used in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the scene where they are driving along the country road and wave to a train, was filmed on the road from Longmoor to Liphook and the train involved was one of the RE Railway Engines. I started in Longmoor in Southern Command Plant troop and left in 1971 to go to Hameln and 65 Corps Support Squadron.