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 RAFCAA Website History

January 1997

Dennis Davey (60th Entry), who at that time was serving as the Association Membership Secretary, was tasked by the Committee to liaise with George Burville (90th Entry) to set up a page on his Website for the RAFCAA.

Mid 1997

First page opened on Georges site at www.gedb.domain.co.uk ; URL subsequently changed to www.appbe.com  which referred to all RAF Apprentices and Boy Entrants.

August 1999

16 months before George died, Cliff Blake (55th Entry) took over from him with an expanded site on www.klif.demon.co.uk/rafcaa.

Mid 2002

Due to health and accommodation problems, Cliff Blake gave warning that he might not be able to continue providing the RAFCAA Website.   To avoid the situation whereby the Association Website depended on one private individual, and might therefore be suddenly terminated, the Committee asked Dennis Davey, to consider the matter.   His recommendation to acquire a specific domain name for the Association and set up a Web Hosting Contract was accepted by the Committee.

Early 2003

There was some delay due to Dennis's other duties and illness, but a contract was taken out and the Domain www.rafcaa.org.uk was registered for the sole use of the Association by August 2002.

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14 November 2003

The Website was transferred to the new Domain with Cliff Blake continuing as working Webmaster, liasing with Dennis as the nominated Web Officer.

25 February 2004

Having handed over his duties as Membership Secretary, Dennis Davey was formally appointed by the Committee as Web Officer and Deputy Webmaster.

22 October 2006

Having served as Webmaster for the CAA for some 7 years, Cliff Blake decided that it was now time to step back and in conjunction with Dennis planned to handover Webmaster responsibilities to Dennis early in November 2006.  On changeover a completely new version of the site, having a different "look and feel", but containing much of the same information that had been created by Cliff was to be uploaded.   Unfortunately Cliff encountered major problems with his PC during October necessitating the change of the motherboard, and so the transfer of Webmaster responsibilities was brought forward to 22nd October.

At changeover the site had received 15,833 hits.   

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This page was last updated on 28th September, 2007