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Ex-ROYAL AIR FORCE
CRANWELL APPRENTICES

Aircraft Apprentices who completed at least part of their apprentice training at either the
Electrical & Wireless School RAF Flowerdown between 1922 and 1929,
or at RAF Cranwell between 1920 and 1952.


The RAF Cranwell Apprentices Association

A Royal Air Force Cranwell Apprentices' Association (RAFCAA) was inaugurated on 19th January 1985, when some 180 ex-Apprentices held a reunion at the Victory Services Club in London. The creation of the Association was the culmination of the strenuous efforts of Squadron Leader F E Murphy, MBE RAF (Retd) who believed strongly that such an Association, with the primary aim of bringing together and maintaining contact between ex-Apprentices who carried out part or their entire apprentice training at Cranwell or Flowerdown, was desirable. The Association organised functions such as a reunion dinner and AGM, a Web Site, and a Journal known as "The Cranwell Wheel". The concept was to support all the Entries that passed through the Flowerdown or Cranwell Apprentice Schools. Some individual Entries also organised their own reunions.
Unfortunately with the passing of time and the ageing of members, numbers attending the annual AGM and dinner dwindled, so the Committee of the time proposed that the Association be terminated. Members at the AGM of 2011 agreed with this proposal and subsequently the Association ceased to exist from the end of 2013. The website information of Entry Members, their memoirs and photographs, was recovered, revised and simplified, by Peter Cornelius, ex-69th Entry and member of the Association right from the initial meeting, but by then residing in New Zealand.



CONTENTS

  
THE APPRENTICE HISTORY
Apprentice Schools
Entry Numbering
No1 Radio School Roots
RAF Cranwell History
History of the website
DOCUMENTS INVOLVED IN BECOMING AN APPRENTICE (1946)
Conditions of Entry
Physical Fitness
Docs Required
Pay
Pension
Qualifying Exam
Direct Entry
Nominating Auth's
Apprentice Trades
Joining Instructions
SAMPLES OF FINAL EXAMS (1947/48)
Basic Radio
Mechanics
English and General Studies
Mathematics
 
THE APPRENTICE ENTRIES
 
15th (9D)
16th (0J)
17th (0D)
 
18th (1J)
19th (1D)
20th (2J)
21st (2D)
22nd (3J)
23rd (3D)
24th (4J)
25th (4D)
26th (5J)
27th (5D)
28th (6J)
29th (6M12/6J12)
30th (7M7/7J7)
31st (7M12/7J12)
32nd (8M7/8J7)
33rd (8M12/8J12)
34th (9M7/9J7)
35th (9M12/9J12)
36th (0M1/0J1)
37th (0M4/0J4)
38th (0M10/0J10)
39th (1M1/1J1)
40th (1M9/1J9)
41st (2M3/2J3)
42nd (2M9)
43rd (3M9)
44th (4M3)
45th (4M9)
46th (5M3/5M9)
47th (6M9)
48th (7M3)
49th (7M9)
49th (7P9)
49th (7P11)
50th (8M3)
50th (8P3/8P9)
51st (8M9)
52nd (9M3)
53rd (9M5)
54th (9M9)
55th (0M1)
56th (0M6)
57th (0M9)
58th (1M1)
59th (1M5)
60th (1M9)
61st (2M1)
62nd (2M5)
63rd (2M9)
64th (3M1)
65th (3M5)
66th (3M9)
67th (4M1)
68th (4M5)
69th (4M9)
   
70th (5M1)
   
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
Photo Album
 
Appsnet
 
Links


App Wheel

The Apprentice Wheel

These Web Pages were initially raised from the RAF Cranwell Association Database.
There could be errors or omissions.

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