Went to mend â€œdown-birdâ€ at RAF Manston it was a Wessex Mk1, anyway it ended up that a small team and me had to do an engine change. What ended up as a overnight jolly perpetuated into over a week because we blew up the starter on the tie-down base, when an â€œSâ€ starter was finally sourced and fitted and all the finals were complete, we all climbed in the back to fly back to Culdrose. We got to Exeter Airport and were not allowed to do a â€œrotors runningâ€ refuel so we shut it down, refuelled , went to start the bloody machine again and gain blew up the starter. This time I was so pissed of that I said to the Pilot a young SLt. (whom I had a lot of respect for) after a phone back to Squadron that we would all get on a train and go back, a second team were being sent to take over, so I walked on the airfield picked some grass straws â€“ the shortest straw had to stay behind as sentry â€“ then we went home.