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The following was originally compiled by the RAF Cranwell Association,
and subsequently updated by ex-Entry members.
There could still be errors or omissions.

In April 1943, 35 young hopefuls arrived at RAF Cranwell as the 6M9 (47th) Entry to train as Wireless Operators (WOP's). During training they gained one from the 5M3 (46th) Entry, 2 ceased training, while 2 of their number were re-classed to later Entries. This left 31 to pass out in July 1946.

After about 1 year into their training "operator" training was ended and they continued training as Wireless Mechanics. However, they Passed Out as either Radio Fitter Air or Radio Fitter Ground.

The Entry List below is presented in alphabetical order:


47th ENTRY ROLL CALL

NUMBER

SURNAME

INITS

KNOWN AS

CLASS

REMARKS

579472

Allan

J

Jimmy

6M9A

 

579603

Allerston

H G D

Harold (Al)

6M9A

Died July 1995.

579569

Bennett

D A

Don

6M9B

 

579529

Boakes

E N

Ted

6M9B

 

579558

Bradley

J S

John

6M9B

Died, date not known.

579578

Broadbridge

A B

Alan (Fluffy)

6M9A

 

579490

Campbell

W

William (Joe)

6M9B

Died, date not known.

579449

Crorie

W D

Douglas

6M9A

Died 25th July 2002.

579533

Daniel

J T

John (Trevor)

6M9B

Died 12th January 2006.

579516

Dean

R H

Ronald (Dixie)

6M9A

 

579543

Deboo

D J

Deb

6M9B

 

579457

Fitchew

K E

Keith

6M9B

 

579570

Goodyer

G C D

Gerald (Gerry)

6M9B

 

579463

Griggs

N E

Norman (Whizz)

6M9A

Died 16th December 1996.

579583

Hobbs

K J

Kenneth (Hobo)

6M9A

 

579530

Holden

M F

Malcome (Dicky)

6M9A

 

579504

Ivimey

J H

John (Ivy)

6M9B

 

579438

Jones

J D

Jimmy

6M9B

 

579477

Luce

G E

George

6M9B

Ceased Training.  Died 2001.

579473

Myers

E

Eric

6M9A

 

579510

Nicholas

M H

Michael (Sandy)

6M9B

 

579538

Parry

W G

Gwyn

6M9B

Died 12th December 2002.

579571

Patey

W T

William (Spud)

6M9A

Died, date not known.

579440

Preston

J P

John (Sam)

6M9A

Died 28th June 2001.

579509

Reid

I A

Ian (Bill)

6M9B

Ceased Training.  Died, date not known.

579532

Reynolds

E

Eric (Yorky)

6M9A

 

579568

Shattock

I H

Ivor

6M9A

 

579527

Spensley

H

Harry

6M9B

 

579559

Whitehead

R A

Roger (General)

6M9A

 

579493

Widdicombe

R A L

Ray

6M9A

Died 14th April 2007.

579572

Williams

J A

John (Bob)

6M9B

Died 15th April 2013.

579459

Winchcombe

T

Tom

6M9B

Died 24th September 1998.

579564

Wray

P L

Pat

6M9B

 

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