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

In May 1948, 59 young hopefuls arrived at RAF Cranwell as the 1M5 (59th) Entry to train as Ground or Air Radio Fitters. During training they gained 13 from Senior Entries, 8 ceased training, plus there were 2 deaths. 12 were re-classed to later Entries which left 49 to Pass Out in May 1951.

The Entry List below is presented in alphabetical order:


59th ENTRY ROLL CALL

NUMBER

SURNAME

INITS

KNOWN AS

CLASS

REMARKS

584896

Anderson

D

Derek (Andy)

59B

 

584790

Ashdown

J E

John (Ash)

59D

 

584796

Baldwin

G F

Gordon

59D

 

584794

Bennett

W J

Bill

59B

Died 25th November 2004.

584798

Bowen

M G

Michael (Mike)

59B

 

584698

Brown

M J W

Malcom

Unknown

Joined with 58th Entry.  Ceased Training.
Became policeman in Lincoln.  Died 11th January 1984.

584362

Bunyan

E A

Eric (Bunny)

Unknown

Joined with 57th Entry.

584901

Burrows

P A

Peter (Pete)

59B

 

584782

Carter

R C

Reg. (Fritz)

59D

 

584777

Clark

G C

George

59B

Died 24th April 2012.

584783

Colledge

R W

Ronald

59D

Ceased Training.

584786

Coombes

L C

Charles

59A

 

584898

Cooper

W R

Bill

59B

 

584778

Cross

W C

William (Bill)

59C

 

584934

Dangerfield

D S

 

59D

 

584807

Dixon

R A

Ron

59B

 

584944

Dorman

P

Perce

59B

Ex-Boy Entrant.  Died November 1997.

584808

Edwards

A A

Allan

Unknown

 

584810

Farmaner

A V

Alan

59D

 

584889

Fenwick

R J

Richard

59B

Ceased Training.

584579

Fordham

B K

Brian

Unknown

Joined with 58th Entry.
Died 14th April 1951 while at Cranwell.

584872

Foster

G E

George

59D

 

584781

Green

J C

John

59D

Died 14th December 2002.

584945

Harper

R

Raymond

Unknown

Ex-Boy Entrant.  Ceased Training.
Remustered to Ground Wireless Fitter.

584873

Hellyer

R S

Ron

Unknown

Ceased Training.  Remustered to Ground Wireless Fitter.

584774

Herbertson

D

Dennis (Denny)

59A

 

584929

Higgins

J

Jim (Shonk)

59C

 

584809

Hobbs

J F

Jack

59C

 

584943

Horner

F J

Frank

Unknown

Died while at Cranwell in 1949.

584791

Hughes

A R

Tony

59C

 

584676

Jasper

R C

 

Unknown

Joined with 58th Entry.

584785

King

B R

Brian

Unknown

Died 4th November 2000.

584893

Langton

B B

Bryan

Unknown

 

584892

Lapthorn

W V

Vernon

Unknown

Died June 1963.

584776

Lawrence

C A

Colin

Unknown

Died 1955.

584880

Lloyd

A E

 

59A

 

584652

Love

P V

Peter

Unknown

Joined with 58th Entry.

584875

Mathews

B D

 

59A

 

584871

Morbly-Hardinge

W P

Bill

59C

 

584900

Nelson

F

Nick

59A

 

584255

Nicholson

W F

Bill

Unknown

Joined with 57th Entry.

584789

Pettitt

B E

Brian

59C

 

584895

Robertson

A W

Alan

59D

 

584894

Rushby

B W

Hank

59A

Ceased Training.

584897

Sanderson

C P

Charles(Sandy)

59C

Died 28th August 2004.

584877

Silverwood

S R

Stan

59C

Died 20th March 2006.

584881

Smith

K F

 

59C

 

584788

Tabor

L  W

Len

59C

 

584769

Tranmer

D

Don

Unknown

Joined with 58th Entry.  Died 18th January 1993.

584383

Troll

T W

Thomas

Unknown

Joined with 57th Entry.

584593

Underwood

A C

Tony

Unknown

Joined with 58th Entry.  Died 1951.

584802

Watson

L E

Len (Willie)

59D

Died 1995.

584596

Wheelton

B G

Brian

 

Joined with 58th Entry.

584784

Whiting

P

Peter

Unknown

 

584795

Woodcock

D E

Den

Unknown

Died 24th February 1989.

584827

Woolley

G D

Graham

59A

Ceased Training.

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