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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 1951, 134 young hopefuls arrived at RAF Cranwell as the 68th (4M5) Entry to train as Ground Radar, Ground Wireless or Air Radio Fitters.

As part of the MOD planning towards ceasing Apprentice training at RAF Cranwell, the title of No. 1 Radio School had been transferred to RAF Locking in October 1950 and 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. During their training they gained 7 from Senior Entries,  11 ceased training or re-mustered, while 23 of their number were re-classed to later Entries, leaving 107 to pass out in April 1954.

The Entry List below is presented in alphabetical order:


68th ENTRY ROLL CALL

NUMBER

SURNAME

INITS

KNOWN AS

CLASS IF KNOWN

REMARKS

C10001

Abaysekara

D H

Abby

68F

Royal Ceylonese Airforce

P85137

Abid

S S

 

68C

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586856

Adair

D A

 

 

Ceased Training.

P85134

Ahmed

S S

 

68C

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586552

Aitchison

J

Jim (Jimmy)

68A

 

586843

Aldridge

J

John

68F

 

586639

Bain

N A

Noel

68A

 

586590

Barker

B G

Bryan

68B

 

P85154

Bhatti

R A

 

68C

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586581

Botley

M H

Maurice (Bottles)

68B

 

586556

Broomfield

R L

Bob

68G

 

586573

Butler

A R

Adrian (Reg)

 

 

586596

Bye

D A

Dave

68F

 

NZ75629

Carter

D A

Allan

68G

Royal New Zealand Air Force
Passed Out with the 69th Entry.  Died 27th June 2005.

586846

Carter

F V

Vince

 

Died 1st February 1978.

586598

Chapman

J T

John

68G

 

P85161

Chauhan

M H

Haleem

68C

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586871

Cheesewright

A J

Alan

68A

 

586566

Cooper

B

Brian

68B

 

586621

Cowley

M J

Malcolm (Malc)

68A

 

586584

Crofts

P G

Philip (Phil)

68G

 

586551

Cumming

R G F

Ron

68A

 

586563

Curr

W H

Bill

 

Died, date not known.

586617

Dawson

F

Fred

68A

 

C10004

De Rozairo

A M

Andi

68F

Royal Ceylonese Airforce. Died, date not known.

586576

Dixon

R M

 

68A

Ceased Training.

586531

Doney

W M B

Slim

68E

Joined with 67th Entry.

586299

Dowsing

P J

Pete

68B

Joined with 67th Entry.

586587

Ellenton

C L

Laurie

68F

 

586599

Evans

R I F

Richard (Dick)

68B

 

P85107

Farrukh

A C

 

68C

Royal Pakistan Airforce

P85102

Faruqi

W U

 

68C

Royal Pakistan Airforce

P85139

Faruqi

M M

 

68C

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586572

Fernley

N

Norman (Norm)

68B

Died, date not known.

586557

Finnamore

E N

Eric

68B

 

586619

Fisher

P D

 

68E

Ceased Training.

586631

Foulstone

C S

Charles (Jock)

68F

 

586867

Fowler

E J

Ted (Chick)

68F

 

586868

Gartelle

A E

Tony

68A

 

586575

Gowing

P J

Peter (Pete)

68A

 

586635

Gyles

D P

Derek

68B

Died 26th January 2005.

P85075

Hamid

A

 

68C

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586608

Hanson

S

Sid

68A

 

586602

Harper

W T J

 

68A

Ceased Training.

P85156

Hashim

N H

 

68C

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586571

Hayward

J

 

68G

Remustered to Air Wireless Mech.

586618

Hicks

M A

Martin

68G

Awarded Cadetship.  Died 3rd September 1963.

586612

Hill

G O

Taffy

68B

 

586634

Hodge

D F L

Frank

68G

 

586616

Holland

P

 

68G

Ceased Training.

586583

Homewood

D

Dave

68G

 

586865

Howey

E N

Edward (Noel)

68E

 

586615

Howorth

J G

Garry (Ginge)

68E

Died 6th May 2009.

P85174

Hussain

F

 

68C

Royal Pakistan Airforce
Died 11th December 2007 in Lahore.

586607

Ives

D K

Derek

68B

 

586577

Jewell

P M

Peter (Jimmy)

68E

 

586853

Jones

G M

Gerry

68F

 

586638

Keenan

W J

John

68B

 

586567

Kent

A G

Tony

68F

 

P85118

Khaliq

S A

 

68C

Royal Pakistan Airforce

P85146

Khan

S U

 

68C

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586588

Killin

E J

Edmund (Jim)

68G

 

586620

Kirk

D A

 

 

Ceased Training.

586585

Knight

C F

Colin

68G

Remustered to Ground Radar Mech.

586586

Le Roy

A R

Tony

68G

Died 22nd October 2012.

586562

Leach

G K

George

68B

 

586593

Lingham

B

Bernard (Bernie)

68E

Ceased Training.

586597

Ludlow

V J

Victor (Vic)

68E

 

586548

Lugmayer

R

Ron

68F

 

586553

MacIntosh

I S C

Ian

68E

Remustered to Ground Wireless Mech.

586550

MacLeod

D G

Donald (Mac)

68G

Died 29th April 2009.

P85204

Malik

S U

 

68C

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586560

Mann

S D

Ginge

68A

 

586614

Marsden

J

Jim

68B

 

586624

Marsh

C A V

Colin (Mibs)

68A

Died 4th May 2008.

586600

Mercer

D S

David (Dave)

68B

Ceased Training.

586629

Mitchell

V D

Vic (Mitch)

68B

Died May 2017.

P85096

Naim

M

 

68C

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586604

Newman

M

Mick

68E

Ceased Training.

586613

Newman

B R

Jim (Bert)

68E

 

586625

Newson

E J

Ted (Ed)

68E

 

586589

Newton

M J

 

68A

Ceased Training.

586842

O'Marah

E T

Ted

68F

Died 1990.

586579

Oliver

J W

Bill (Blob)

68A

 

586549

Parkinson

B

Brian (Parky)

68E

 

586623

Parsons

D

 

68F

Transferred to Halton as Engine Fitter.

586580

Paston

B W

Brian,

68B

 

586640

Potter

D M

David (Dave)

68E

 

586561

Pronger

D W

Dave

68E

 

P85115

Razi

M U

 

68C

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586823

Renshaw

B

Brian

68A

 

P85108

Riaz

A

 

68C

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586870

Roderick

D I

Dave (Roddy)

68A

Died January 2002.

586821

Roulston

S C

Stan (Paddy)

68G

 

586637

Ruwe

B A

Brian (Alec)

68B

Died 5th November 2004.

P85194

Saeed

M

Mohammad

68C

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586857

Scott

M S

Malcolm

68F

Died 7th August 2012.

586844

Secker

C G H

 

68E

Ceased Training.

P85158

Shah

M H

 

68C

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586610

Sharples

C J

 

68C

Returned to Boy Entrant training.

586591

Shaw

P A T

Phil

68E

 

586630

Smith

J M

Jimmy

68G

 

NZ75639

Smith

C K

Keith

68G

Royal New Zealand Airforce

586628

Sparks

J F J

John (Sparky)

68G

 

586661

Stevens

J E

John

68B

Died 1985.

586565

Stoker

M

 

68G

 

586555

Storrs

N J

Neville (Nev)

68A

Died 26th November 1989.

586605

Strafford

R A

Richard (Dick)

68G

 

586603

Street

M J

Mike (Mick)

68E

 

586554

Theakston

A E

Tony

68G

 

586578

Thompson

M V A

Mike

68E

Remustered to Ground Wireless Mech.

586574

Tomlin

P J

 

68D

Ceased Training.

586633

Vaughan

D J

Dave

68E

Died 18th October 1993.

586069

Villiers

T

Tom

68B

Joined with 66th Entry.  Died 28th May 2009.

586094

Voysey

A J

Tony

 

Joined with 66th Entry. Died 2017.

586601

Wakeley

R E

Ginger

68D

Ceased Training.

586636

Watkins

K R

Keith

68F

 

586609

Wells

A G

Alexander (Alec)

68B

 

586559

Whitelaw

B

Brian

68F

 

586592

Williamson

B K

Willy

68G

 

586558

Wilmore

B

Brian (Willy)

68E

 

586569

Wilson

E J M

MacKenzie (Mac)

68F

 

586568

Woods

J M A

John

68B

 

586570

Wyles

R J

Raymond (Ray)

68A

 

P85078

Yaqub

M S

 

68C

Royal Pakistan Airforce

586564

Young

R W E

Roland (Roley)

68F

 

P85138

Zaida

A H

 

68C

Royal Pakistan Airforce

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