Item BCA - 2017.1296 - "Rocky" to his friends, "Dicky" to his family - Ernest Bishop

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BCA - 2017.1296


"Rocky" to his friends, "Dicky" to his family - Ernest Bishop


  • c1985 (Creation)

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'Rocky' Ernie Hunt, seen here in a pub in Bampton, was known as Dicky to his family. When Ernie died, his birth certificate showed his real name was Ernest Bishop. He worked at the Royal Corps of Signals camp in Weald and continued working there when it went to the RAF in September 1969. In 1980 he was awarded a long service medal for 25 years of loyal service and was presented with it at RAF Brize Norton. Roy Shergold and Paul McGrath helped Rocky get specially dressed for the occasion and took him to get his medal. He always worked and did his tasks with diligence. He lived in Weald Street.

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