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The following was compiled by the RAF Cranwell Association.
There may be errors or omissions.

INTRODUCTION

The following is a brief statistical summary of the 58th (1M1) Entry from establishment at RAF Cranwell in 1948 up to the present day. It is based on the information presented in the following Entry Listing. Having worked closely with our Halton contemporaries, and using service numbers as the definitive baseline, all original members plus those of other entries who completed their training with the 58th are included. Thanks are due to the RAF Records Office for helping to resolve anomalies in other source records and in providing details on those who ceased training.

SUMMARY

On the 4th February 1948 the 58th (1M1) Entry was formed at RAF Cranwell to train as either Air or Ground Radio Fitters. The initial entry strength of 77 was comprised of 72 lads attested at RAF North Weald on 22nd and 23rd January and transferred via RAF Halton, and 5 ex-Boy Entrants. This initial strength was unaffected when, within the first few weeks, an exchange of two individuals between Cranwell and Halton took place.

During the 3 years of training, of the original 77, 2 re-mustered to airman service, 8 were discharged, and 13 were re-classed to later entries leaving 54 to take finals, of whom 50 graduated as Junior Technician Fitters and 4 as Mechanics. Of the 13 re-classed, 9 graduated as Junior Technicians, 1 died before completion of training and 3 were discharged.

Six members of the 57th Entry completed their training with the 58th Entry with 2 graduating as Junior Technicians and 4 as Mechanics.  Thus on 1st February 1951 a total of 52 Junior Technicians passed out from Cranwell with the 58th Entry, the first to do so under the new 1951 Trade Structure.


The Entry List below is presented in alphabetical order:

58th ENTRY ROLL CALL

NUMBER

SURNAME

INITS

KNOWN AS

TRADE IF KNOWN

REMARKS

584663

Amies

F W R

Frank

Ground

 

584655

Bailey

R A

Chas

Air

Mechanic.

584534

Beaumont

D F W

Derek (Aggie)

Ground

Died 2nd January 2005.

584767

Beazley

F

Frank

Ground

Ex-Boy Entrant.  Died 24th June 2006.

584560

Bell

M S

Mat

Ground

Died 2003.

584641

Borrill

J C

Johnny

Air

Died 1998.

584361

Bowen

D E W

David

Ground

Joined with 57th Entry.  Mechanic.  Died 26th January 2000.

584653

Bowen

P

Pete

Air

Died 18th July 2010.

584519

Brailey

J A

Jim

Ground

 

584614

Bramald

B S

Lofty

Ground

Re-mustered 1950.

584657

Broad

E G

Geoff. (Titch)

Ground

Mechanic.

584698

Brown

M J W

Malcolm

Air

Ceased Training.  Died 11th January 1984.

584521

Chipperton

M H

Mike

 

Ceased Training.

584634

Clowes

K

Keith

Air

Died 17th February 1953 in flying accident.

584550

Colebrook

A A

Alan (Taff)

Air

 

584667

Colgrave

W D

 

Air

 

584543

Conchie

B J

Bert

Air

Died 26th Sept. 2012.

584621

Conduit

P J

Pete

Air

 

584622

Corbett

J R G

John

Air

 

584400

Davey

H A

Harry (Dave)

Air

Joined with 57th Entry.

584532

Dobson

J A

Johnny

Ground

Died August 1980.

584339

Dray

G A M

Geof

Air

Joined with 57th Entry.  Mechanic.  Died 3rd November 2007.

584752

Elston

E A

Ed

 

Ex-Boy Entrant.  Passed Out with 59th Entry.
Died 4th November 2011.

584552

Evans

D R J

Don

Air

Awarded Tech Cadetship.  Died 13th September 2007.

584632

Forbes

D

Don (Titch)

Air

Died 5th October 2000.

584579

Fordham

B K

Brian

Air

Died 14th April 1951 while Apprentice.

584334

Garrard

A I

Tony

Air

Joined with 57th Entry.  Mechanic.
Changed name to McLean.

584718

Glazier

M J

Mike

Ground

Passed Out with 59th Entry.

584547

Godfrey

J F

John

Air

Died 9th Dec. 2012.

584739

Golding

P

Pete

Air

Spent four months in RAF Hospital Nocton Hall with rheumatic fever so Passed Out with 60th Entry.

584584

Gough

G A

Graham

Air

Died 19th November 2008.

584719

Green

D M

Slasher

Ground

Ceased Training.

584605

Grinney

M R

Mike

Ground

 

584693

Harris

L

Les

Ground

 

584661

Heathman

F G

Fred

Ground

Ceased Training.

584562

Hoare

S J

Johnny

Ground

 

584610

Holland-Merton

C W

Dutch

Ground

Died September 1985.

584537

Holt

B A

 

 

Ceased Training.

584553

Howlett

P C

Peter (Happy)

Air

 

584525

Huggett

A S

Ash

Air

 

584564

Jones

P H

Pete

Ground

 

584627

Jordan

H E

Harry

Air

 

584540

Ketteringham

F

Frank

Ground

Ceased Training.

584582

Lawrence

D R

Del

Ground

 

584570

Leadbeater

G J

Geof

Ground

 

584651

Leathers

F R J

Fred

Ground

 

584563

Lochman

K

Kevin (Ginge)

Ground

Awarded Victor Ludorum.

584630

Love

RED

Red

Air

Died April 1988.

584600

MacFarlane

J R

 

 

Exchanged with 584686 Bastin, who returned to Halton.
Ceased Training.

584594

McGown

A C

Andrew (Mac)

 

Passed Out with 59th Entry.

584565

Mercer

R

Bob

Air

 

584620

Millar

J T

Jim

Ground

Died 14th November 2011.

584753

Mortimer-Rae

P J

Peter (PJ)

 

Ex-Boy Entrant.  Passed Out with 59th Entry.

584609

Page

A J

Tony

Ground

 

584706

Patterson

H S

Haggis

Air

 

584716

Perry

R A

Robert (Rob)

Air

Ceased Training.

584736

Perry

D L

Llew

Air

Mechanic.  Died 27th November 2007.

584568

Pitman

J B

John (Ginge)

Ground

 

584587

Potter

E J C

Ted (Daisy)

Ground

 

584749

Rooney

T P F

Mick

Ground

 

584656

Saunders

P M

 

 

Ceased Training.

584768

Simpson

I A

Iain

Air

Ex-Boy Entrant.  Died 2nd December 2005.

584524

Simpson

D C

Dennis (Dick)

Ground

Died 10th August 2002.

584750

Smerdon

T R

Tom

Ground

Died 24th May 2011.

584648

Smith

A N

Alan (Bobby)

Air

 

584639

Smith

J S

John

Air

Mechanic.

584681

Stacey

N H

Norman

Ground

 

584597

Swift

H

Harry

Air

Re-mustered 1950.  Died 10th November 1996.

584578

Thomas

N N

Nev

Air

Awarded Tech. Cadetship.

584241

Thomas

D W A

Dave

Ground

Joined with 57th Entry.  Mechanic.
Died 19th December 2011.

584631

Thompson

V R

Vernon (Tommy)

Ground

 

584715

Walker

B S

Bas

Air

Ceased Training.

584516

Walton

J T

Jimmy

Ground

 

584566

Ward

A R

Alan

Ground

 

584577

Wareham

P A

Pete

Ground

 

584572

West

E C

Bonz

Ground

 

584596

Wheelton

B G

Brian

 

Passed Out with 59th Entry.

584346

Wheal

J B

Johnny

Air

Joined with 57th Entry.  Died March 2003.

584664

Woodward

B S

Brian (Ginger)

Air

Died 14 August 2008.

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