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This webpage was initially created as a stand alone site for, and on behalf of, the 1M9 (60th) Entry of
Royal Air Force Cranwell Apprentices.
Some of "Trenchards' Brats", who joined up in September 1948.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"A" Squadron

 

"C Squadron


In September 1948, 66 young hopefuls arrived at RAF Cranwell as the 60th (1M9) Entry to train as Ground and Air Radio Fitters. During training they gained 13 from Senior Entries, 8 ceased training, while 2 of their number were re-classed to later Entries. This left 69 to pass out in September 1951.

The Entry List below is presented in alphabetical order:


60th ENTRY ROLL CALL

NUMBER

SURNAME

INITS

KNOWN AS

CLASS IF KNOWN

REMARKS

584962

Andrew

A.G.

Tony

60A

 

584780

Appleton

J E

Edward

 

Joined with 59th Entry.

584989

Argue

D.W.

Dave

60B

 

584958

Barker

R.A.

Bob

 

 

584964

Bassett

A.F.

Alan

60C

Died 17th May 2007.

584234

Bizeray

M A

Maurice

 

Joined with 56th Entry.

584987

Boulden

J.F.F.

John

60C

Died 22nd June 2013.

584971

Bourne

D.R.

David

60B

 

584961

Brown

P.G.

Peter

60B

 

585021

Bullock

A.B.

Brian

 

 

584960

Butt

G.A.

George

60B

 

584899

Carman

D

Don

 

Joined with 59th Entry.  Died September 1977.

584963

Claridge

P.A.F.

Phil

60A

 

584967

Clayton

B.A.

Brian

60D

Died 27th June 2005.

584968

Collins

R.E.T.

Ron

60B

 

584969

Coull

W.

Jock

 

Died, date not known.

584982

Davey

D.N.

Dennis

60A

Died 28th October 2008.

584979

Drew

D.

Don

60A

 

584965

Eckford

J.R.

Jimmy

60A

Ceased Training.  Died 13th March 2008.

584899

Edwards

R J

Reg

 

Joined with 59th Entry.

584966

Eldridge

M.A.

Mike

60C

Ceased Training.  Died 4th May 2004.

584974

Feist

A.J.

Alan

60A

 

584797

Fletcher

L A

Leighton

 

Joined with 59th Entry.  Died 4th April 2010.

584990

French

P.H.

Peter

60C

Died 1953 flying accident.

584981

Gibson

S.W.

Stan (Ginger)

60A

Died 24th March 2007.

584998

Gissing

M.I.F.

Malcolm

 

Died 18th May 2013.

585041

Givens

P.R.

Pete

 

 

584739

Golding

P

Pete

Air

Joined with 58th Entry.

584956

Harrington

R.

Roy

 

 

584955

Haslam

A.R.

Bob

60D

Died 7th March 2003.

584891

Heath

C G

Charles

 

Joined with 59th Entry.

584953

Hill

M.W.

Maurice

60A

Died 2nd October 2010.

584983

Hodge

T.

Tom

60D

 

585000

Johnson

M.W.

Peter

60D

 

584996

Kellaway

G.

Gordon

60D

Died 15th August 1990.

584890

King

J A

Tony

 

Joined with 59th Entry.

584775

Lachlan

G A

Gerald

 

Joined with 59th Entry.

584973

Lauder

S.W.

Bill

60B

 

584954

Lawrence

M.K.

Mike

60B

 

584999

Lawson

L.C.

Les

60D

Died 24th August 2004.

585001

Letts

A.J.

Alan (Lulu)

1M9C

 

584988

Linnell

B.R.

Bryan

60A

Died 24th November 2002.

584933

Love

J R

Jeff

 

Joined with 59th Entry.  Remustered Feb. 1951.

584995

Macken

M.F.

Mike

60B

 

584997

Mann

R.M.

Roger

60D

 

584994

Marshall

R.H.

Roy

60C

Died 26th December 2009.

584959

Mason

H.A.

Henry

60A

Died 4th May 2003.

585020

Meadows

R.R.

Rob

60A

 

584976

Morris

J.E.

Jim

60B

 

584950

O'Brien

P.J.

Peter

60C

 

584957

Palmer

R.C.

Richard

 

 

584948

Parker

B.L.K.

Brian

 

 

584970

Perkins

C.F.

Cyril

60D

Died 19th July 2002.

585019

Petch

J.P.

Jeff

60C

Ceased Training.

585022

Pugsley

R.J.

Ron

60D

 

584977

Robinson

W.H.

Bill

60A

Died 1st August 1983.

584984

Sargent

A.J.

John

 

Died, date not known.

584975

Sills

J.A.

John

60D

 

584972

Sinclair

P.G.L.

Peter

60A

 

584949

Smith

I.A.

Ian

60B

 

585151

Smith

G.B.

George

 

Died March 1982.

584951

Smith

P.J.

Pete

60D

 

584986

Snook

J.A.

John

60A

 

585008

Sowden

M.W.

Mike

 

Ceased Training.

585018

Stocks

M.

Maurice

 

 

585007

Swift

J.E.

John

60D

Ceased Training.

584978

Taylor

D.E.S.

 

60B

 

585150

Tonkinson

J.

John

60B

Died 24th September 2013

584947

Watson

R.W.

Ron

60C

Died 15th October 2001.

584992

West

L.G.

Len

60A

 

584991

Wilkinson

I.D.

Ian

 

Died 15th June 2011

584879

Willmott

B J

Bryan

 

Joined with 59th Entry.

584946

Winter

T.R.

Tim

60B

Ceased Training.  NoP.

584792

Wright

T

Tom

 

Joined with 59th Entry.

584985

Wyman

A.R.A.

Tony

 

 

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The Beginning

On 27th September 1951 the 1M9 60th Entry of Aircraft Apprentices passed out at RAF Cranwell three years after we had all met up for the first time at RAF Halton for kitting out, attestation, etc. The Reviewing Officer was Air Marshal Sir John Whitworth Jones K.C.B. C.B.E. who at that time was Air Officer Commanding in Chief, Technical Training Command. The final march off, in slow time, was to "Auld Lang Syne" before we all departed to our new units spread wide throughout the United Kingdom. The complete Entry were never to gather together again.

At the prize giving the guests learnt that C/A/A D. R. "Bluey" Bourne had been awarded a cadetship in the Equipment Branch and that "The Prizes" and "Wing Trophies" had been won as follows:

THE  PRIZES

 

Technical Subjects - Air Radio Fitters

C/A/A A.J. Sargent

Technical Subjects - Ground Radio Fitters

A/A A.J. Feist

Highest Education Marks

C/A/A P.H. French

General Service Subjects

S/A/A I.D. Wilkinson

Highest Aggregate Marks

C/A/A P.H. French

 

 

WING TROPHIES

 

Victor Ludorum Trophy

S/A/A I.D. Wilkinson

Wing  Championship Cup

"A" Squadron

During our stay at Cranwell, Wing Colours were awarded to the following members of the Entry:

CRICKET

BASKETBALL

SHOOTING

ATHLETICS

C/A/A Bullock

L/A/A Davey

A/A Boulden

A/A Golding

L/A/A Davey

C/A/A French

A/A Gissing

C/A/A French

L/A/A Parker

A/A Morris

C/A/A Smith

C/A/A West

S/A/A Wilkinson

S/A/A Wilkinson

L/A/A Smith

 

 

 

 

 

CROSS COUNTRY

BOXING

 

SOCCER

FENCING

C/A/A Linnell

C/A/A Watson

 

A/A Lachlan (ex1M5)

A/A Fletcher

C/A/A West

S/A/A Wyman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUGBY

SWIMMING

HOCKEY

A/A Carman (ex1M5)

S/A/A Wilkinson

 

L/A/A Davey

 

 

 

 

 

 



The enlarged version of the following picture was lost
during the transfer from the CAA Association website. Sorry!

60th Entry 6-a-Side Football Team - 1951

 

60 Entry 6-a-side 1951.jpg

 

Back Row:  Robinson, Heath, Givens
Front Row:  Drew, West, Tonkinson


Post Cranwell

60th Entry Group

In 1997, of the original 67 members of the Entry, there were just 12 who had "found" and joined the RAF Cranwell Apprentices Association (RAF CAA), we knew the whereabouts of four more, and that four had died. From this poor start Jim Morris was persuaded to take on the job of Entry Representative and lead the hunt for our missing members in an effort to have contacted as many as possible by our fiftieth anniversary when we hoped to organise a reunion. Jim's first newsletter went out in September 1997 to all those for whom we had a contact address and the hunt for the missing started. With the help of many, and particularly through the good offices of the RAFCAA and the RAFA, we were able to find many of our missing number. Soon after volunteering to be our Entry Representative, Jim was also persuaded to take on the job of Treasurer for the RAF Cranwell Apprentices' Association (RAF CAA). Despite this extra load he has still managed to continue to lead the hunt for our missing members and keep us all informed of the news, both good and bad, as it affected Entry members through Newsletters and E-mails.

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