Do you have any stories or photos of Lockheed Rugby Club in Leamington? Former player makes an appeal for help

He is interested in information for information on the history of Lockheed Rugby Club (latterly AP(Lockheed) ) from their inception in 1943 up to their demise in 1989 when they joined Old Warwickians

Lockheed 1943-44. Photo supplied by John Lyons Leamington RFC from his History of Leamington RFC.
Lockheed 1943-44. Photo supplied by John Lyons Leamington RFC from his History of Leamington RFC.

A former rugby player for Lockheed Rugby Club in Leamington is appealing for help to trace information about the club.

Mike Wilson has information from his playing days between 1960 to 1989 but is looking for any earlier coverage, albeit newspaper cuttings or photos.

The photos attached are courtesy of Leamington RFC and show the early teams. Mr Wilson has been able to name two or three of the players in the photos as they were still playing when he started in 1960.

Lockheed 1945-46. Photo supplied by John Lyons Leamington RFC from his History of Leamington RFC.

Mr Wilson said: "I am looking for information on the history of Lockheed Rugby Club (latterly AP(Lockheed)) from their inception in 1943, when they were given the rugby posts from Leamington RFC, up to their demise due to losing the ground in 1989 when they joined Old Warwickians.

"So if anyone has old newspaper cuttings, photos or the AP house magazine Precision I would appreciate copies. I can be contacted on [email protected] or 07854422205.

"I started playing in 1960 and have lots of information up to 1989 but I am missing 1940's/1950's records but any information (or anecdotes) would be appreciated."

In regards to the photos attached to the article, Mr Wilson added: "The only person I know from this photo (of the team in 1943-44) is Paul Syvret (back row 4th from left) who I did play with very briefly in the early 60’s.

"In the photo (of the team in 1945-46) I recognise Jack Roberts (holding ball) then to his left Paul Syvret and Wally Sim who I worked with in research/experimental. The photo below was outside the groundsman store in the pavilion.

"Both of the above photographs were supplied by John Lyons Leamington RFC from his History of Leamington RFC."