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 Entry Representative: Mike  Glazier

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INTRODUCTION

The following is a brief statistical summary of the 1M1 (58th) Entry from establishment at RAF Cranwell in 1948 up to the present day.   It is based on the information presented in the following Entry Listing.   Having worked closely with our Halton contemporaries, with whom there has been a very successful combined 58th Entry Association for the past ten years, and using service numbers as the definitive baseline, all original members plus those of other entries who completed their training with the 58th are included.   Those of other entries who only transited via the 58th to later entries are identified but not included in the summary.   Thanks are due to the RAF Records Office for helping to resolve anomalies in other source records and in providing details on those who ceased training.

SUMMARY

On the 4th February 1948 the 1M1 (58th) Entry was formed at RAF Cranwell to train as either Air or Ground Radio Fitters.   The initial entry strength of 77 was comprised of 72 lads attested at RAF North Weald on 22nd and 23rd January and transferred via RAF Halton, and 5 ex-Boy Entrants.  This initial strength was unaffected when, within the first few weeks, an exchange of two individuals between Cranwell and Halton took place.

During the 3 years of training, of the original 77, 2 re-mustered to airman service, 8 were discharged, and 13 were re-classed to later entries leaving 54 to take finals, of whom 50 graduated as Junior Technicians and 4 as Mechanics.   Of the 13 re-classed, 9 graduated as Junior Technicians, 1 died before completion of training and 3 were discharged.

Six members of the 57th Entry completed their training with the 58th Entry with 2 graduating as Junior Technicians and 4 as Mechanics.  Thus on 1st February 1951 a total of 52 Junior Technicians passed out from Cranwell with the 58th Entry, the first to do so under the new 1951 Trade Structure.

As of 15th January 2008, of the original 77, 18 are known to be deceased, 37 are contactable, leaving the where-about's of the remaining 22 unknown.   Comparable figures for the 6 from the 57th Entry who completed their training with the 58th Entry are: 2 deceased, 2 contactable and 2 unaccounted for.

In my capacity as the Entry Rep I have only been able to compile this Record and Summary with the support, via inputs and corrections to my previous endeavours, from many, both in the Entry and in the wider RAF Apprentice fraternity.   There are too many to mention individually but to all of them I offer my heartfelt thanks.  As in the past I ask that anyone who studies the record and either notes a mistake or can provide additional information, particularly on those of the Entry with whom contact has yet to be made, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Mike Glazier
mike.glazier(AT)amserve.com
Tel: 01323-722783
6th August 2008


The Entry List below, original members only, is presented in alphabetical order:

NUMBER

SURNAME

INITS

KNOWN AS

TRADE

REMARKS

584663

Amies

F W R

Frank

GRD

Association Member

584655

Bailey

R A

Chas

AIR

Mechanic.   Untraced.

584534

Beaumont

D F W

Derek, AKA "Aggie"

GRD

Deceased Association Member (2nd Jan 2005)

584767

Beazley

F

Frank

GRD

Ex-Boy Entrant.  Deceased Association Member (24th Jun 2006)

584560

Bell

M S

Mat

GRD

Deceased 2003

584641

Borrill

J C

Johnny

AIR

Deceased 1998

584653

Bowen

P

Pete

AIR

Association Member

584519

Brailey

J A

Jim

GRD

Association Member

584614

Bramald

B S

Lofty

GRD

Re-mustered 1950.  Untraced.

584657

Broad

E G

Geoff, AKA "Titch"

GRD

Mechanic.   Association Member.

584698

Brown

M J W

Malcolm

AIR

FT'd to 59th then Discharged.   Deceased 11th Jan 1984.

584521

Chipperton

M H

Mike

 

Discharged on Medical Grounds 5 Jan 1951.   Untraced

584634

Clowes

K

Keith

AIR

Deceased 17th Feb 1953 in flying accident

584550

Colebrook

A A

Alan, AKA "Taff"

AIR

In contact

584667

Colgrave

W D

 

AIR

Untraced

584543

Conchie

B J

Bert

AIR

In contact

584621

Conduit

P J

Pete

AIR

Untraced 

584622

Corbett

J R G

John

AIR

Association Member

584532

Dobson

J A

Johnny

GRD

Deceased Aug 1980

584752

Elston

E A

Ted

GRD

Ex Boy Entrant. FT'd to 59th Entry.   Association Member

584552

Evans

D R J

Don

AIR

Awarded Tech Cadetship.   Deceased Association Member. (13th Sep 2007).

584632

Forbes

D

Don, AKA "Titch, Jock"

AIR

Deceased 5th Oct 2000

584579

Fordham

B K

Brian

AIR

FT'd to 59th.  Died 14th Apr 1951 while Apprentice

584718

Glazier

M J

Mike

GRD

FT'd to 59th Entry   Association Member

584547

Godfrey

J F

John

AIR

Association Member

584739

Golding

P

Peter

AIR

FT'd to 60th Entry.   Association Member

584584

Gough

G A

Graham

AIR

Untraced 

584719

Green

D M

Slasher

GRD

Medical Discharge 21 May 1950.   Untraced

584605

Grinney

M R

Mike

GRD

Lapsed Association Member.  In contact.   

584693

Harris

L

Les

GRD

Association Member

584661

Heathman

F G

Fred

GRD

Discharged 17 Dec 1950.   Untraced

584562

Hoare

S J

Johnny

AIR

Association Member

584610

Holland-Merton

C W

Dutch

GRD

Deceased September 1985.

584537

Holt

B A

 

 

Discharged 27th Feb 1948.   Untraced

584553

Howlett

P C

Peter, AKA "Happy"

AIR

In contact

584525

Huggett

A S

Ash

AIR

Untraced 

584676

Jasper

R C

 

AIR

FT'd to 59th Entry.   Untraced

584564

Jones

P H

Pete

GRD

Untraced 

584627

Jordan

H E

Harry

AIR

Association Member

584540

Ketteringham

F

Frank

 

Discharged 30th May 1949.  Untraced

584582

Lawrence

D R

Del

GRD

Association Member

584570

Leadbeater

G J

Geof

GRD

Association Member

584651

Leathers

F R J

Fred

GRD

Association Member

584563

Lochman

K

Kevin, AKA "Ginge"

GRD

Awarded Victor Ludorum.   Association Member

584630

Love

R E D

Red

AIR

Deceased April 1988

584652

Love

P V

Pete

AIR

FT'd to 59th Entry.   Association Member

584600

MacFarlane

J R

 

 

Exchanged with 584686 Bastin in Feb 1948 who returned to Halton.  FT'd to 59th Entry then Discharged 10 Aug 1950.   Untraced

584594

McGown

A C

Andrew, AKA "Mac"

GRD

FT'd to 59th Entry.  Association Member

584565

Mercer

R

Bob

AIR

Association Member.  

584620

Millar

J T

Jim

GRD

Association Member

584753

Mortimer-Rae

P J

Peter, AKA "PJ"

GRD

Ex Boy Entrant, initially known as "Rae".   FT'd to 59th Entry.  Association Member.

584609

Page

A J

Tony

GRD

Untraced 

584706

Patterson

H S

Haggis

AIR

Untraced 

584716

Perry

R A

Robert, AKA "Rob"

AIR

Discharged 8th Jan 1952.  Untraced

584736

Perry

D L

Llew

AIR

Mechanic.   Died 27th Nov 2007.

584568

Pitman

J B

John, AKA "Ginge"

GRD

Association Member

584587

Potter

E J C

Ted, AKA "Daisy"

GRD

In contact

584749

Rooney

T P F

Mick

GRD

Untraced 

584656

Saunders

P M

 

 

Discharged 24th Aug 49.  Untraced

584768

Simpson

I A

Iain

AIR

Ex Boy Entrant.   Deceased Association Member (2nd Dec 2005)

584524

Simpson

D C

Dennis, AKA "Dick"

GRD

Deceased 10th Aug 2002

584750

Smerdon

T R

Tom

GRD

In contact

584648

Smith

A N

Alan, AKA "Bobby"

AIR

Association Member 

584639

Smith

J S

John

AIR

Mechanic.   In contact

584681

Stacey

N H

Norman

GRD

In contact

584597

Swift

H

Harry

AIR

Re-mustered 1950.   Deceased 10th Nov 1996

584578

Thomas

N N

Nev

AIR

Awarded Tech Cadetship.   In contact.

584631

Thompson

V R

`Vernon, AKA "Tommy"

GRD

Association Member

584769

Tranmer

D

Don

GRD

Ex Boy Entrant.  FT'd to 59th Entry.  Deceased Association Member (18th Jan 1993

584593

Underwood

A C

Tony

AIR

Discharged 29 Aug 1950.  Deceased 1951

584715

Walker

B S

Bas

AIR

Discharged 24 Oct 1950.  Untraced

584516

Walton

J T

Jimmy

GRD

In contact

584566

Ward

A R

Alan

GRD

Association Member

584577

Wareham

P A

Pete

GRD

Untraced 

584572

West

E C

Bonz

GRD

Untraced 

584596

Wheelton

B G

Brian, AKA "Paddy"

AIR

FT'd to 59th Entry.  Association Member

584664

Woodward

B S

Brian, AKA "Ginger"

AIR

Association Member

 


  Ex 57th Entry Members who joined and completed their training with the 58th Entry

NUMBER

SURNAME

INITS

KNOWN AS

TRADE

REMARKS

584361

Bowen

D E W

David

GRD

Mechanic.   Deceased Association Member (26th Jan 2000)

584400

Davey

H A

Harry, AKA "Dave"

AIR

Association Member

584339

Dray

G A M

Geof

AIR

Mechanic.  Deceased Lapsed Association Member. (3rd Nov 2007).

584334

Garrard

A I

Tony

AIR

Mechanic.   Changed name to McLean.  Untraced

584241

Thomas

D W A

Dave

GRD

Mechanic.   Association Member

584346

Wheal

J B

 Johnny

AIR

Untraced.   Died March 2003.

 


Ex 57th Entry Members who "transited" the 58th Entry to Junior Entries or Ceased Training

NUMBER

SURNAME

INITS

KNOWN AS

TRADE

REMARKS

584362

Bunyan

E A

Eric, AKA "Bunny"

 

FT'd to 59th then Passed Out

584487

Handford

J R

John

 

FT'd to 58th, 60th, 61st then Passed Out.   Deceased 16th Jun 1999

584286

Thick

R C

 

 

Ceased Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

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