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RAF Aircraft Apprentices

5M1/70th Entry

RAF Cranwell
Jan 1952 - Nov 1952

RAF Locking
Nov 1952 - Dec 1954

This Web Page was initially raised based upon data held in the RAF Cranwell Association Database, and was then crossed checked by an Entry Representative.

In January 1952, 147 young hopefuls arrived at No 6 Radio School RAF Cranwell as the 5M1 (70th) Entry to train as Air Radio, Ground Wireless or Ground Radar Fitters. During their training they gained 33 from Senior Entries, 50 ceased training or were re-mustered, while 12 of their number were re-classed to later Entries, leaving 118 to pass out at No 1 Radio School RAF Locking in December 1954, having moved there from Cranwell in November 1952.

The Entry included a number of ex-Boy Entrants with seven figure Service Numbers (1925---) who were remustered as Apprentices and allocated six figure Service Numbers (587---). The Entry also included members of the Royal Pakistan Air Force, Royal Burmese Air Force, Royal Ceylonese Air Force and Royal Rhodesian Air Force

The Entry List below is presented in alphabetical order.
An * in the "Remarks" column indicates that contact has not been re-established since the end of training.

NUMBER

SURNAME

INITS

KNOWN AS

REMARKS

P85287

Abedin

Z

 

*

586916

Adams

N C

Nigel

*  Joined with 69th Entry.   Discharged.

P85325

Afzal

K M

 

*

587399

Aherne

R B

Robin

 

586978

Anderson

R A

Andy

*  Joined with 69th Entry.   Discharged.

587379

Andrews

N

Neil

FT'd to 71st Entry then Passed Out

587366

Ashcroft

I G

Ian

Association Member

587400

Astle

G E

Ernie

 

B5038

Aung Mint

 

 

*

B5035

Aung Myint

 

 

*

587369

Austin

A J

Tony

 

587401

Axford

R

Roy

Lapsed Association Member

586982

Bagg

M C

Martin

*   Joined with 69th Entry.   Discharged.

587365

Balmer

V J

Vic

 

587370

Barber

V E

Vic

*

587415

Bawden

R C J E

Reg

*

586984

Baylis

M C

 Mike

Joined with 69th Entry.  Deceased 17th Feb 1955

587285

Beardsmore-Baldwin

S J

Stan

*  Joined with 69th Entry.   FT'd to 71st Entry.

587337

Bebbington

J K

John

Association Member

P85229

Bhatti

M A

 

* Repatriated

586941

Berry

P H D

Peter

Joined with 69th Entry.  Deceased date N/K

587344

Bond

F H

Harold

Deceased 1958

587273

Braby

J W

 

*  Joined with 69th Entry.   Discharged.

587361

Bradley

A N

Allan

*

587386

Brain

M

Mick

 

586974

Bridgeland

B G

Brian

Joined with 69th Entry

587330

Brittliff

R

Bob, AKA "Robert"

Association Member

586878

Broad

B S

Brian, AKA "Stan"

Joined with 69th Entry.   Deceased 5th Jan 2005

C10024

Brough

M

Maxie

*

586878

Broad

S

Stan

*  Joined with 69th Entry.  Deceased 5th Jan 2005.

587402

Brown

D

Dave

 

587590

Brown

R

Roy

 

586944

Brown

D R H

Dave

*  Joined with 69th Entry.

587346

Budd

J W G

George

*

587339

Burns

R C

 

* Discharged

587373

Burrows

W

 

*Discharged

587591

Clark

A R

 

* Discharged

587600

Clarke

R E J

 

* To BE Training

587615

Clarke

E M

Eric

*

586965

Cashmore

H

Howard

*  Joined with 69th Entry.   Discharged.

586977

Collingham

T

John

* Joined with 69th Entry

586933

Coleman

J E

John

*  Joined with 69th Entry.   Discharged.

587393

Cooper

S R

 

* Discharged

587592

Cox

T J

Terry

 

587403

Cross

P E

 

* Discharged

587351

Cudby

A J

John

 

587333

Dannatt

A S

 

*

587326

David

W E

William

*

B5046

Dawson

P

 

*

587345

Day

A A

 

* Discharged

587383

Denyer

D G

Dave

Deceased Feb 2006

587390

Derrick

B K

China

*

586882

Dixon

V

Vicky

Joined with 69th Entry

587363

Donohoe

R

Rod

 

587593

Fletcher

A

Alan

*

587362

France

P H Lr

Peter

 

587387

Fraser

W R

 

* To PTI Training

R482

Gent

F J

Frederick

*

587381

George

G W

Gerald, AKA "Jigs"

Association Member

587328

Golds

A F

Tony

 

B5033

Gordon

G E

 

*

587329

Greaves

R B

Baz, AKA "Basil"

Association Member

587594

Greenwood

A C J

Allan

*

587377

Gresty

G W

 

* Discharged

587595

Griffiths

K J

Ken

*

P85245

Hai

D M A

 

* Repatriated

P85499

Haider

S A Z

 

*

587404

Hails

T

Tom

*

P85462

Haqeeq

M R

 

* Repatriated

587360

Harding

G S

Gerry

 

587405

Hawkins

B H

Jim

* Discharged

587398

Hawley

G

George

* Discharged

587304

Hendy

R B E

Rod

*  Joined with 69th Entry.   Discharged.

587596

Hepple

P J

Peter

*

587342

Hessey

G J

 

To GWM

587349

Hillary

J R

 

* Discharged

587336

Hitchins

D K

Derek

Lapsed Association Member

587597

Hodges

A

Alan, AKA "Ollie"

Discharged.   Deceased Association Member (4th Nov 2001)

587368

Hodgson

D C

Don

 

586854

Hollis

I.A

Alec

Joined with 68th Entry.  FT'd to 69th then to 70th.

587389

Hope

B

Brian

*

587598

Horsfall

D L

Dave

Discharged

587599

Hoyle

R S

Bob

*

P85405

Hussain

T

 

*

587397

Ingold

R W T

 

* Transferred to Halton

587407

Irvine

W M

 

* Discharged

587371

James

W H

Jimmy

*

587324

Johnson

A M

Alan

Association Member

587341

Kay

R

Richard

* FT'd to 71st Entry then Discharged

587367

Keeling

J K

Ken

Deceased Association Member (22 Nov. 2008)

P85367

Khalid

H

 

* Repatriated

P85176

Khalig

N

 

*

P85436

Khan

A L

 

*

P85210

Khushal

K

 

*

587325

Kidd

J R

 

* Discharged

B5031

King

R H

 

*

587408

King

R N

Nev

*

B5043

Kyaw Aye

 

 

*

587354

Lambert

G R

Rex

* Discharged

587359

Lang

I C

Ivan

Lapsed Association Member

P85227

Latif

M

 

*

587396

Lewis

W B

Bill

FT'd to 72nd Entry then Passed Out

587395

Liddiard

M J

 

*

587338

Macdougal

G T

 

* Discharged

587331

MacKenzie

J A

Ian

 

P85341

Mahmood

A

 

* Repatriated

P85491

Mahtab

R H

 

*

586886

Makin

G B

George

* Joined with 69th Entry

587414

Mann

D C

Don

 

586964

Manners

A J

Tony

Joined with 69th Entry

586987

Manners

R G

Ronald

Joined with 69th Entry

587327

Manwaring

G

Graeme, AKA "Sproggy"

Deceased 20th Mar 2000

587409

McCann

T A

Terry

* Discharged

587364

McCraith

R F

Dick

*

586992

McInroy

S S

Steve

*  Joined with 69th Entry.   Discharged.

587601

McPherson

A

Angus

* Discharged

587353

Miles

L A

Lionel

Association Member

586895

Montgomery

J R B

Brian, AKA "Monty"

Joined with 69th Entry.   Association Member

587394

Morphew

B R

Derek

*

587384

Myers

D G

Denis, AKA "Taff"

 

B5044

Myint Zaw

 

 

* Repatriated

586938

Needle

R B

Ronnie

*  Joined with 69th Entry.   FT'd to 71st Entry.

587374

Nutton

K

 

* FT'd to 71st Entry then Discharged

B5034

Nyan Win

 

 

*

587352

O'Brien

J P

Pat

Association Member

P85297

Omar

M

 

* Repatriated

586985

Oxley

M E

Keith

*  Joined with 69th Entry.   FT'd to 73rd Entry.

586951

Pearce

B C

Bryan, AKA "Jan"

Joined with 69th Entry.   Association Member

587375

Pepper

M G W

Michael

Association Member

C10031

Perera

E D N

Duncan

Lapsed Association Member

587391

Pobgee

R A

Ray

Deceased, Lapsed Association Member (7th Apr 2005)

587410

Prickett

A E

Allan

 

587357

Quicke

M C

Maurice

*

P85493

Rahman

S T

 

*

587385

Richtering

B G M

Rick

Association Member

587602

Roberts

G A

George

Association Member

587388

Rothwell

H V

Harry

*

587340

Salmons

J H

 

* Discharged

587413

Sargent

A J

 

* Discharged

587743

Scott

J P

 

* Discharged

587392

Seamer

M

Max

*

587376

Seddon

D

Derek

*

P85429

Shah

S R

 

* Repatriated

P85392

Shahzada

N

 

* Repatriated

P85274

Sikandar

K M

 

* Repatriated

587332

Silk

A B

 

* Discharged

586898

Simpson

R

Richard, AKA "Slim"

Joined with 69th Entry.  Association Member

587603

Sinclair

T G

 

* FT'd to 71st Entry then Passed Out

587411

Smith

D J

Derek

*

586594

Smith

G H

George

* Joined with 68th Entry, FT'd to 70th, FT'd to 71st then Passed Out

587412

Smith

J A

Tony

Deceased Association Member (13th Oct 1997)

B5042

Soe Myint

 

 

* Repatriated

B5036

Soe Win Myint

 

 

*

587358

Spencer

H M

Hugh, AKA "Butch"

Deceased 29th Nov 2002

586967

Starkey

P C N

Pete

*  Joined with 69th Entry.   Discharged.

587296

Stephen

R N

Robert

*  Joined with 69th Entry.

587382

Taylor

J G

Gary

 

B5041

Than Shwe

 

 

*

587299

Thorpe

A

 

*   Joined with 69th Entry.

B5045

Tine Shwe

 

 

*

587335

Townsend

D

 

*

B5032

Tun Aung

M

 

*

587380

Tunstall

R A N

Ron

FT'd to 71st Entry then Passed Out

587605

Verling

J T

Joe

*

587550

Vigurs

D

Blimey

*  Name changed to Crooks F.R.

587356

Vosser

T

 

* Discharged

587372

Wallace

B

Brian

Association Member.

587606

Ward

N P

Nick

Association Member

586906

Watkins

P

Pete

* Joined with 69th Entry

587347

Watten

L E

Laurie

 

587348

Weatherall

A J

 

* Discharged

C10021

Weerasinghe

D K T P

 

*  Joined with 69th Entry.   FT'd to 71st Entry.

586910

White

P M

Peter

Joined with 69th Entry

587607

Whittaker

D B

 

* Discharged

B5039

Williams

R P

 

*

587334

Woods

R N

 

*

587355

Wyer

R D

Roy

Association Member

B5040

Yin Maung

 

 

*

587378

Young

D H

Derek

Association Member

P85500

Yusuf

M

 

* Repatriated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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