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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 August 1950, 87 young hopefuls, including 18 from Pakistan, arrived at RAF Cranwell as the 66th (3M9) Entry to train as Ground Radar, Ground Wireless and Air Radio Fitters. As part of the MOD planning towards ceasing Apprentice training at RAF Cranwell, the title of No. 1 Radio School was transferred to RAF Locking in October 1950 and the Apprentice Wing at Cranwell became No. 6 Radio School. On the closure of No 6. Radio School Cranwell in November 1952 the Entry re-located to No. 1 Radio School RAF Locking from where they passed out in July 1953.

During training the Entry gained 14 from Senior Entries, 8 ceased training, while 22 of their number were re-classed to later Entries whence they either passed out or ceased training. Thus 70 Passed Out in July 1953.

The Entry List below is presented in alphabetical order:


66th ENTRY ROLL CALL

NUMBER

SURNAME

INITS

KNOWN AS

CLASS IF KNOWN

REMARKS

586109

Abbott

M R

 

 

 

P54615

Alam

M

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586105

Allison

B L

Brian (Les)

 

Remustered to Ground Radar Mech.

P54591

Aslam

M

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce. Repatriated

586115

Attrill

P

Peter

66A

Died, date not known.

586098

Baker

W J

Bill

 

 

586121

Berry

D W

 

 

Ceased Training.

586126

Berry

A J

 

 

Ceased Training.

P54618

Bhatt

M A

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce

P54617

Bhatti

M A

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586052

Bisley

S A W

 

 

Joined with 65th Entry.  Died, date not known.

586131

Bosher

C J P

 

 

Ceased Training.

586532

Brading

D C

 

 

 

586075

Brander

W

 

 

 

586074

Briggs

T

Terry

 

Died, date not known.

586120

Brooker

A R

 

 

Ceased Training.

586097

Caplan

M H

Mike

 

 

586080

Carter

R A

Roy

 

 

586082

Channon

G

Gerry

 

Died, date not known.

P57616

Choudri

I H

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586086

Churchyard

B J

Brian

 

 

586003

Colbear

D

 

 

Joined with 65th Entry.

586122

Coombes

J N

John

 

Died circa 1997.

586007

Cooper

C S

 

 

Joined with 65th Entry.

586015

Counsell

G

Gordon

 

Joined with 65th Entry.  Died 21st December 2003.

586085

Crowther

J

Jack

 

Died, date not known.

586127

Cutland

M A

Chas

 

Died 7th September 2010.

586124

Dalziel-Jones

M J

Mike

 

Died 4th March 2001.

586113

Dixon

C S

 

 

 

586101

Down

J A R

 

 

Ceased Training.

586004

Ellis

R E

Ron

 

Joined with 65th Entry.
Died 24th April 2013.

586104

Francis

F J

John

 

Died 5th September 2016.

587813

Gill

P

Peter

 

Ex-Boy Entrant.  Died, date not known.

586129

Gordon

G A D

Dave (Jock)

 

 

586088

Granados

R

Roy (Granny)

 

Remustered to Physical Training Instructor.

586125

Green

J

 

 

 

586084

Halfyard

P

Peter

 

Remustered to Ground Wireless Mech.

586057

Hall

E C

 

 

Ceased Training.

586091

Harvey

A F

Alan

 

 

586072

Hotson

H M

Murray

 

 

586118

Hoyland

G W

George

 

Ceased Training.

586534

Hutchinson

C

 

 

Ceased Training.

586281

Hyslop

W

 

 

 

P54606

Kalim

R

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586076

Keen

A P

 

 

 

P54595

Khan

A R

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce

P54600

Khan

N A

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce

P54603

Khan

A H

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce

P54601

Khan

Z T

Zia

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce. Died 17th November 2002.

586116

Langhorne

D W

 

66B

Ceased Training.

586077

Lott

J R

John

 

 

586028

Lydyard

A G

 

 

Joined with 65th Entry.  Died, date not known.

P54572

Malik

M

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce. Joined with 65th Entry.

P54614

Malik

S H

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce

P54801

Malik

H R

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce

P54587

Maqsud

A

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586093

McIntosh

A M

Alex

 

 

586081

McVie

J

John

 

 

586089

Melia

J

Jack

 

Died 16th February 1999.

586073

Millard

G C

Geoff

 

Remustered to Air Radar Mech.

P54612

Mujtaba

C Q

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586036

Nichol

P J

Peter(Nick)

 

Joined with 65th Entry.

586070

Nicholson

D

Derek (Nick)

 

 

586078

Nield

R

 

 

Ceased Training.

586282

O'Connor

B S

Brian

 

 

586102

Page

D W

 

 

Ceased Training.

586033

Ramshaw

D L

 

 

Joined with 65th Entry.

586119

Rennison

J H

Jack

 

 

586130

Reynolds

J

 

 

Ceased Training.

586039

Richards

D J

 

 

Joined with 65th Entry.

586103

Rose

S

Stan

 

 

586106

Ruffell-Hazell

D J

Dennis

 

Died 14th April 2010.

P54604

Shah

N B

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586049

Sickler

R A

Roy

 

Joined with 65th Entry.

P54581

Siddiqui

M A

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce. Joined with 65th Entry.

586112

Simmons

P J

Peter

 

 

586132

Smith

G

 

 

 

586071

Smith

J G

John (Smudge)

 

 

586128

Storer

T A

 

 

 

586107

Tanner

J N

James (Jim)

66B

 

586040

Tier

D R

Dennis

 

Joined with 65th Entry.  Died circa 1986.

586096

Torry

A K

 

 

 

586533

Turnbull

P F

 

 

 

586056

Walton

B

Brian (Wally)

 

Joined with 65th Entry.  Died 3rd December 2003.

586095

Watson

L W

Leonard (Len)

66A

 

586083

Wayling

S A

 

 

Ceased Training.  Died 21st July 1985.

585868

Wilson

H C

 

 

Joined with 65th Entry.

585695

Wilson

A E

Alan (Tug)

 

Joined with 64th Entry.

586090

Wood

D A

Don

 

 

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