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No.1 Signals School

RAF Cranwell 1940 - 1942

 Entry Rep. Harry Appleby

CRANWELL

Due to wartime demands, our training period at No.1 Signals School. was reduced from 3 to 2 years.

RECENT YEARS

  • Sqn.Ldr. Murphy of the 0D/17th Entry founded the Cranwell Apprentices Association in January 1985, and CAA reunions are now usually held in September.
  • In addition, members of our Entry decided to form a sub-group with Harry Appleby as Representative, and the following Entry reunions have been held:-.
  • 1993 Autumn reunion held at St. George Hotel, Teeside Airport, Darlington.
  • 1994 Autumn reunion held, again at St. George Hotel, Darlington.
  • 1995 Autumn reunion held at Marriott Hotel, Lincoln.
  • 1996 Autumn reunion held, again at Marriott Hotel, Lincoln.
  • 1997 Autumn reunion held, again at Marriott Hotel, Lincoln.
  • 1998 Autumn reunion held at The Brackenborough Arms Hotel, Louth.
  • 1999 Twenty six of our members attended the September reunion at The Brackenborough Arms Hotel, Louth.
  • 2000 Our 8th reunion celebrated the 60th Anniversary of Joining at Cranwell.
    Twenty two members and wives enjoyed the celebration dinner at The Brackenborough Arms Hotel, Louth.

UNTRACED MEMBERS

We can account for 43 members, many of whom keep in touch, but we are still watching out for news of the following.

  1. Alexander RG
  2. Bain WSB Last seen in Aden by Hendy Newey working with
    C&W or International Air Radio.
  3. Brown EM
  4. Christmas KJ
  5. Cragg RP
  6. Davies JR
  7. Dickie DG East Africa in the early 1950's
  8. Doig A
  9. Eccles SR
  10. Ellison E
  11. Faulkner JG
  12. Gibson AJ
  13. Holland JH
  14. Kirk D
  15. La Haye GE
  16. Le Feaver RJ
  17. Lucas LD
  18. Marshall PB
  19. McGurn DJD
  1. McManus FL
  2. Meckiff JL
  3. Nicholson E No. 355 Sqdn. December 1943
  4. Nicken JF
  5. Parr G
  6. Pattenden MW
  7. Peers K
  8. Piner DG
  9. Routledge DK
  10. Smith JJ
  11. Stephen SD
  12. Street RH
  13. Taylor JP
  14. Ward GF
  15. Webb IC
  16. Wightman WA
  17. Williams JL
  18. Wright GJ

The Entry List below is presented in alphabetical order : 

NUMBER

SURNAME

INITS

KNOWN AS

REMARKS

578369

Alexander

R G

 

Class D.   Not located post Cranwell.

578130

Allen

D G

Derek

Class B.   A/G   Died, date N/K.

578139

Allen

H

Frank

Class A.   Died, date N/K.

578250

Anscombe

R C

 

Class D.   Died, date N/K.

578151

Appleby

H N

Harry

Class B.   A/G.   Association Member.

578305

Appleton

F J

John

Class A.   Commissioned A/G.  Lapsed Association Member.

578019

Armstrong

J E

John

Joined with 41st Entry.   Class D.   A/G.   Died 15th Nov 2003.

578229

Ashford

D G

 

Class C.

 578141

Bain

W S B

 

Class B.      Not located post Cranwell but last seen in Aden by Hendy Newey working with C&W or IAR.

578299

Barber

K

Ken

Class C.   Commissioned A/G.   Association Member.

578145

Beedles

J E

John

Class C.   Missing 205 Sqn 11th Jun 1943.

576614

Bidwell

C W

 

Joined with 40th Entry.   Class A.   Died, date N/K.

578143

Broadley

H

Harry, aka "Harold"

Class A.   Association Member.

578147

Brown

E M

 

Class D.   Commissioned A/G.   Not located post Cranwell.

578247

Callow

J H

 

Class A.

578137

Cameron

C H

Charles

Class B.   Lapsed Association Member.

578140

Chapman

T W

Terry

Class B.   Commissioned.   Deceased Association Member.  (8th Jan 2002).

578222

Christmas

K J

Kenneth

Class A.   A/G.   Not located post Cranwell.

578335

Colebrook

J L

 

Class C.

577496

Cragg

R P

Bob

Joined with 41st Entry.   Class D.   Not located post Cranwell.

578032

Craze

H E L

Ted

Class B.   A/G.   KIA 21st Jul 1944.  CWGC states Sergeant Air Gnr., with 158 Sqdn.  Buried St. Hellier Churchyard, France

577822

Crooks

L J

 

Joined with 41st Entry (2J3 Instrument Maker).

578018

Dale

S

Stan

Joined with 41st Entry.  Deceased Association Member.  (16th Dec 1944).

578149

Davies

J R

 

Class A.   Commissioned 50015.      Not located post Cranwell.   Died, date N/K.

578152

Dickie

D G

Donald, aka "Don"

Class A.  Commissioned.   Association Member.      Not located post Cranwell but in East Africa in Early 60's.

578136

Doig

A

 

Class A.   Not located post Cranwell.

578134

Douglas

J J

 

Class C.   Commissioned A/G.

578234

Dunglinson

J F

Jim

Class A.   Commissioned.   Lapsed Association Member.

578290

Dyack

J A

 

 Class C.

578170

Eccles

S R

 

Class A.   Not located post Cranwell.

577415

Ellison

E

Eric

Joined with 40th Entry.   42nd Class B.   52560 Commisioned A/G.   Not located post Cranwell.

578225

Farnsworth

R

Ronald

Class C.  Died Ottawa 9th Apr 1943.

578263

Faulkner

J G

 

Class D.   A/G.   Not located post Cranwell.

577513

Foulds

S

Stan

Joined with 41st Entry Class B.   42nd Class C.   Commissioned 17th Oct 1957.  Deceased Association Member.  (10th Dec 1991).

578162

Geddes

E G

 

Class B.   Commissioned.   Died, date N/K.

578154

Gee

J A

Allan

Class C.   Commissioned A/G.   Association Member.

578172

Gibson

A J

Tony

Class B.   Pilot.   Not located post Cranwell.

578158

Hall

J F

John

Class B.   A/G.   Deceased Association Member.  (Apr 2008).

577541

Hoad

J P E

 

Joined with 41st Entry.   Class C.

577987

Holland

J H

John

Joined with 41st Entry.   Class B.   Commissioned 12th Dec 1945.  A/G.   Not located post Cranwell.

578163

Horton

E G

Eric, aka "George"

Class D.   Association Member.

578161

Jacob

R J

Bob, aka "Robert, Jake"

Class C.   Association Member.

578340

Kerr

F A

Bill, aka "Paddy"

Class C.   FT'd to 43rd Entry.   Association Member.

578166

Kirk

D

 

Class C.   A/G.      Not located post Cranwell.   Died 7th Dec 1943.

578279

Kirkwood

T M G

 

Class D.   Died, date N/K.

578265

La Haye

G E

 

Class D.   Not located post Cranwell.

578285

Lawrence

V T

 

Class A.

578227

Lax

B

Bernard

Class B.   Commissioned.   Association Member.

578375

Le Feaver

R J

 

Class C.   A/G.   Not located post Cranwell.

578373

Lloyd

J O

John

Class B.   Deceased Association Member.   (12th Dec 1997).

578179

Long

M

Mike

Class A.   Pilot.   Deceased Association Member.   (13th Feb 1993).

577725

Lucas

L D

Leslie

Joined with 41st Entry.   42nd Class D.   A/G.   Not located post Cranwell.

578191

Marshall

P B

Peter Bryan

Class A.   Not located post Cranwell.  FS (W.Op/Air Gnr) 202 Sqdn.  Died 20th Nov 1944, age 21.  Buried in Chichester Cemetery.

578320

McGurn

D J

 

Class A.   Not located post Cranwell.

578184

McManus

F L

 

Class C.   Commissioned A/G.   Not located post Cranwell.

578253

Meckiffe

J L T

John

Class D.   Commissioned A/G.   Not located post Cranwell.

578259

Millard

E C

Eric, aka "Mick"

Class C.   Association Member.

578309

Mills

R T

 

Class A.   Commissioned.

577559

Mitchelmore

L E

 

Joined with 41st (2J3 Instrument Maker).  

578180

Morris

I

Ivan

Class D.   Association Member.

578190

Munro

D G

 

FT'd to 43rd Entry.

578381

Nicken

J F

 

Class C.   Not located post Cranwell.

578255

Nickolson

E

 

Class D.   A/G.   Not located post Cranwell, but with 355 Sqn in Dec 1943.

578295

O'Hagan

M

Michael

Class D.   Commissioned.   Lapsed Association Member.

578182

Ormerod

E

Ernie

Class B.   Association Member.

578261

Parr

G

 

Class D.   Not located post Cranwell.

578386

Pattenden

M W

 

Class B.   Not located post Cranwell.

578185

Peers

K

 

Class A.   Highest Aggregate Marks.   Association Member.

578352

Piner

D F

 

Class B.   Not located post Cranwell.

578316

Raeburn

J M

 

Class B.   Died 19th Jun 1998.

577464

Rideout

A J T

Alan

Joined with 40th Entry.   42nd Class C.

578317

Robertson

W

 

Class C.   Died, date N/K.

578378

Rogen

C J

Paddy

Class C.   Flying fatality 16th Jun 1950.

578217

Routledge

D K

 

Class A.   Commissioned Nav W.   Not located post Cranwell.

578230

Small

W D

William, aka Derek

Class D.   Missing 305 Sqn 4th Dec 1944.

578302

Smith

J J

 

Class D.   Not located post Cranwell.

578209

South

R

 

Class B.

578321

Stephens

S D

 

Class A.   Highest Tech Marks.   Not located post Cranwell.

578207

Stones

C E

Colin

Class C.   Commissioned A/G.   Association Member.

578288

Street

R H

 

Class C.   Commissioned A/G  DFM.   Not located post Cranwell.

578239

Taylor

J P

Julian Paul

Class A.   Not located post Cranwell.  FS (W.Op/Air Gnr) with 160 Sqn.  Died 9th Jun 1945, age 20.  Buried Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery Sri Lanka.

577810

Townley

E

 

Joined with 41st Entry.   (2J3 Instrument Maker).

578237

Tye

J W

John

Class A.   Commissioned A/G.   Deceased Association Member.   (5th Jan 1997).

578195

Ward

G F

 

Class A.   Not located post Cranwell.

577783

Webb

I C

Isaac

Joined with 41st Entry.   42nd Class B.   A/G.   Not located post Cranwell.

578205

Wightman

W A

 

Class B.   Not located post Cranwell.

578198

Williams

J L

 

Class C.   A/G.   Not located post Cranwell.

578226

Wilson

R V

 

Class A.   Commissioned Nav.W.   Died, date N/K.

578219

Wise

P N

Philip

Class D.   Association Member.

578224

Woods

F E

Frank

Class A.   Association Member.

577733

Wright

G J

 

Joined with 41st Entry.   42nd Class C.   Not located post Cranwell.

577897

Yeardley

D H

 

Joined with 41st Entry.  2J3 Instrument Maker).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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