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Final cut as Yeovilton barber hangs up his clippers after 38 years

28 June 2017
A barber at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton has hung up his clippers after 38 years continuous service.

Richard Eagan brought his Barber’s chair and scissors to RNAS Yeovilton in 1979 when the prices of his haircuts were 70p (now £7.75) and now 152 thousand haircuts later it’s time to offer his last customer a seat.

As Commanding Officer of RNAS Yeovilton Commodore Nick Tindal sits back in the Barber’s chair, Richard reflects on his time at Yeovilton: "I’ve seen so many people come and go………….and come back!

"If you’ll pardon the pun I’ve enjoyed every snippet of it.

"Throughout 38 years I have had to move with the times and I keep up with trends on YouTube although still staying within the regulations of course. The youngsters use a lot more products these days and I’ve had the odd emergency fringe cut for a Wren about to parade.”

I’ve seen so many people come and go………….and come back

Richard Eagan

Richard gets through an average two pairs of clippers a year but it’s time now to exchange them for golf club as he retires to Fuerteventura where the only wedge cut will be on the golf course.

From all the Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen over the decades thank you for your unstinting service and keeping the grooming standards so high on RNAS Yeovilton.

Happy retirement! 

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