SPORTING LIFE by John Hymas
1956 – 59
– 3 Wing.
Won Barrington Kennet Trophy by beating 1 & 2 Wings
Apprentice Team. Played in Hellenic league
– Captain of
of only three in 82nd entry to pass out with two colours for sport
(Soccer & Tennis).
Town. Essex & Suffolk Border
Albion. Mid Cheshire League. Won
Field – Australia – 1962 – 1964
in S. Australian 1st Div.
for S. Australian State Team. Toured Tasmania. Must be only apprentice to play
for an Australian State Side
in local League
– Played for
UK Forces against Australian forces in mini Test series. Won 2 – 1. Scored
highest no. of runs in series.
Athan – 1964 – 1967
Maintenance Command & Bridgend in Welsh League (Semi – Pro)
& Maintenance Command. Won Inter station Command Cup & with partner
individual winner of Command doubles.
at Wimbledon in RAF Championships. Reached 3rd round.
Team. Won Command cup.
Maintenance Command. Won Command & Station RAF cup competitions. Individual
winner of Command Cup.
Singapore – 1967 – 1968
Far East Air Force & Joint Services teams. Won RAF Inter Station Cup against
Changi & Tengah. Won Inter Services Cup against Army & Navy. (Scored
winning goals in both matches).
Thailand with FEAF team including matches against Thai Air Force & National
Malaya with Joint Services Team with matches against state teams.
– 1968 – 1977
Training Command, RAF, Shropshire County & Wolverhampton. Won RAF Station
& Inter station Command cup competitions
for RAF for Inter Services Competition. Won both matches against Army &
qualified Advanced Coach
Cyprus & Singapore with RAF Team
Singapore Open Plate competition
County Champion 1975 & 1976
Director of Coaching for RAF
of UK National Coaching Committee
teams were represented on a regular basis not one-offs i.e. played at least 6
might well ask what else I did in the RAF. That is another story.