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 Entry Representative: Brian Jones
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In May 1950,  83 young hopefuls arrived at RAF Cranwell as the 3M5 (65th) Entry to train as Ground Radar, Ground Wireless or Air Radio Fitters.   During their training they gained 5 from the 64th Entry,  24 ceased training or remustered to other trades, while 22 of their number were re-classed to later Entries, leaving 42 to pass out in March 1953.

The Entry List below is presented in alphabetical order:

NUMBER

SURNAME

INITS

KNOWN AS

REMARKS

585997

Anderson

N W

Norman

FT'd to 66th then Discharged

586008

Babington

R J

Roy

FT'd to 67th then Passed Out.   Association Member

586013

Baily

A G

Bill

Association Member

586052

Bisley

S A W

 

FT'd to 66th then Passed Out.   Deceased date N/K

585998

Cawte

D A

 David

To AW Mech.   Deceased date N/K

586016

Chiverton

P V

 

Deceased date N/K 

P54015

Choudbury

A H

 

 

P54022

Choudbury

N I

 

 

586003

Colbear

D

 

FT'd to 66th then Passed Out

586007

Cooper

C S

 Charlie

FT'd to 66th then Passed Out 

586012

Cooper

P

 Pete

Discharged

586015

Counsell

G

Gordon

FT'd to 66th then Passed Out.   Deceased Association Member (21st Dec 2003)

586001

Cox

S E L

Stan

FT'd to 66th then 67th then Passed Out

586010

Cummings

J A

 

Discharged

P54017

Dighwi

A H

 

 

586011

Edmondson

P

 

Discharged

586004

Ellis

R E

Ron

FT'd 66th then Passed Out

585999

Flindall

A P

 

Discharged

586047

Forrow

M A

 Mike

Association Member

586000

Fraser

T

Tam

To AW Mech.   Retired as Sgt.

586032

Gifford

R

 Mike

 Later became aircrew and trained as a Navigator.

585869

Godfey

W R

Paddy

SAA

586009

Hale

A E

 

Discharged

586057

Hall

E C

 

FT'd to 66th, 67th, 68th then Discharged

585698

Hanson

L J

John

Joined with 64th FT'd to 65th then Discharged.  Lapsed Association Member

586014

Hewitt

B

Brian

Association Member

P540476

Islam

N

 

 

P540477

Islam

M

 

 

586006

Jackson

N C

 

Discharged

586024

Jones

E F

Frank

 

586021

Jones

B P

Brian

Association Member

586025

Kelsall

K C

 

Discharged

586017

Kemp

O W

Owen

Deceased Lapsed Association Member (Date Jan 2004)

P53692

Khan

A A

 

Repatriated to HQ PAF

586019

Lewis

L B

Llewellyn

Discharged.   Deceased 2nd Aug 2002

 586028

Lydyard

A G

 

FT'd to 66th then Passed Out.   Deceased date N/K

P54572

Malik

M

 

FT'd to 66th then Passed Out

586043

Matthews

R S

 

 

586023

McKean

R J

 

 

586041

McLoughlin

J E

 

Discharged

586038

Meekison

R M

 Jock

 

586018

Millns

B T

 

FT'd to 66th then Discharged

586035

Morrison

G M

Paddy

 SAA

585864

Moses

P H

 

Discharged.   Association Member.

586002

Mowle

B M

 

Discharged

586005

Mulhearn

G

 

Discharged

P54573

Muzaffar

A

 

 

586027

Newman

D A

 Dan

 

586036

Nichol

P J

Peter, AKA "Nick"

FT'd to 66th then Passed Out.  Association Member

586031

Orton

W H

Brian, AKA Shonk

 

586042

Prosser

K W

 

Discharged

P54020

Purification

C

 

Discharged

586022

Rabson

B A

 

 

P54018

Rahman

M H

 

 

586033

Ramshaw

D L

 

FT'd to 66th then Passed Out

586020

Rankin

J A

 

Discharged

586054

Redmond

E S

 Bill

Discharged

586055

Reeve

D J

Dave, AKA "David"

Association Member

586039

Richards

D J

 

FT'd to 66th then Passed Out

P54716

Rizvi

S R H

Raza

FT'd to 66th then Passed Out

586029

Ross

K J

 Ken

 

586030

Royal

D R

 

Discharged

P54742

Saied

K

 

 

586048

Sanders

C A

 

Discharged

586034

Sargent

P N

Peter

Association Member

585871

Sellars

D G

 

 

P54580

Shah

I H

 

 

P54582

Shah

A H

 

 

586049

Sickler

R A

Roy

FT'd to 66th then Passed Out.  Association Member

P54013

Siddiqi

T A

 

 

P54581

Siddiqi

M A

 

FT'd to 66th then Passed Out

585696

Sissons

T B

Tom

Joined with 64th, Passed Out with 65th

586044

Smith

L B W

 

 

586053

Smith

C

Cyril

 

P54489

Sobhani

M

 

 

586050

Stevens

B S

 

Discharged

586037

Swan

E G A

Ted

 

586026

Thompson

J E

John

Lapsed Association Member

586046

Thornton

B A

 

 

585724

Threfall

D C

 

Joined with 64th.  FT'd to 65th then Discharged

586040

Tier

D R

 

FT'd to 66th then Passed Out

585870

Titchener

B

Brian, AKA "Titch"

Association Member

586045

Tumber

T S G

Terry

 SAA.   Deceased date N/K

585713

Tyler

A E

Tim

Joined with 64th, Passed Out with 65th

586056

Walton

B

Brian, AKA "Wally"

FT'd to 66th then Passed Out.  Deceased Association Member (3rd Dec 2003)

585868

Wilson

H C

Jock

FT'd to 66th then Passed Out

585695

Wilson

A E

Tug, AKA "Alan Willy"

Joined with 64th, FT'd to 65th then 66th.  Passed Out with 66th.  Association Member

586051

Worthy

P J C

Paddy

 FSAA.  First Flt Sgt Apprentice.   Deceased 10th May 1990

   

CRANWELL VIDEO

In 1952 Aircraft Apprentices made an 8mm film about their life at Cranwell entitled "THE CRANWELL APPRENTICE".   The original editor was Brian Hope of the 70th Entry with Dick McCraith, also of the 70th Entry responsible for Continuity.    The film was discarded during a "clean-up" at RAF Locking in 1985 but fortunately retrieved from a skip.   The film was then edited and had a sound track added by personnel at RAF Locking.   It was subsequently transferred to a DVD to guard against further deterioration.   The file they made is a unique record of our time at Cranwell.   The file has now been split into several parts and re-edited by Jim Willacy of the 69th Entry to ease placing it on the web for viewing.   The narrative is by Charles Hart.   Clicking on the links below will display the selected part.   To return to this website from the video, click on the back arrow at the top of the Internet Explorer window displaying the video.

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Apprentice life at Cranwell

 

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A Battle of Britain Parade in Sleaford

 

 

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A Passing Out Parade

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The Final Passing Out Parade at Cranwell

 

 

5

The final AOC's Inspection

 

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