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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.

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RAF Aircraft Apprentices

5M1/70th Entry

RAF Cranwell
Jan 1952 - Nov 1952

RAF Locking
Nov 1952 - Dec 1954

In January 1952, 147 young hopefuls arrived at No 6 Radio School RAF Cranwell as the 70th (5M1) Entry to train as Air Radio, Ground Wireless or Ground Radar Fitters. During their training they gained 33 from Senior Entries, 50 ceased training or were re-mustered, while 12 of their number were re-classed to later Entries, leaving 118 to Pass Out at No 1 Radio School RAF Locking in December 1954, having moved there from Cranwell in November 1952.

The Entry included a number of ex-Boy Entrants with seven figure Service Numbers (1925---) who were remustered as Apprentices and allocated six figure Service Numbers (587---). The Entry also included members of the Royal Pakistan Air Force, Royal Burmese Air Force, Royal Ceylonese Air Force and Royal Rhodesian Air Force

The Entry List below is presented in alphabetical order.


70th ENTRY ROLL CALL

NUMBER

SURNAME

INITS

KNOWN AS

CLASS IF KNOWN

REMARKS

P85287

Abedin

Z

 

70G

Royal Pakistan Air Force

P85325

Afzal

K M

 

70G

Royal Pakistan Air Force

587399

Aherne

R B

Robin

70A

 

587379

Andrews

N

Neil

 

Passed Out with 72nd Entry.

587366

Ashcroft

I G

Ian

70A

 

587400

Astle

G E

Ernie

70B

 

B5038

Aung Mint

 

 

 

Royal Burmese Air Force

B5035

Aung Myint

 

 

70D

Royal Burmese Air Force

587369

Austin

A J

Tony

70E

 

587401

Axford

R

Roy

70A

 

587365

Balmer

V J

Vic

70A

 

587370

Barber

V E

Vic

70F

 

587415

Bawden

R C J

Reg

70F

 

586984

Baylis

M C

Mike

 

Joined with 69th Entry.  Died 17th February 1955.

587337

Bebbington

J K

John

70A

 

586941

Berry

P H D

Peter

 

Joined with 69th Entry.  Died, date not known.

P85229

Bhatti

M A

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce.  Repatriated.

587344

Bond

F H

Harold

70F

Died 1958.

587361

Bradley

A N

Allan

70B

 

587386

Brain

M

Mick

70C

 

586974

Bridgeland

B G

Brian

 

Joined with 69th Entry.

587330

Brittliff

R

Bob (Robert)

70B

 

586878

Broad

B S

Brian (Stan)

 

Joined with 69th Entry.  Died 5th January 2005.

C10024

Brough

M

Maxie

70F

Royal Ceylonese Air Force

587402

Brown

D

Dave

70F

 

587590

Brown

R

Roy

70C

 

587346

Budd

J W G

George

70G

 

587339

Burns

R C

 

 

Ceased Training.

587373

Burrows

W

 

 

Ceased Training.

587591

Clark

A R

 

 

Ceased Training.

587600

Clarke

R E J

 

 

Returned to Boy Entrant Training.

587615

Clarke

E M

Eric

70E

 

586977

Collingham

T

John

 

Joined with 69th Entry.

587393

Cooper

S R

Stan

 

Ceased Training.  Later rejoined as a Physical Training Instructor, and was commisioned at Henlow - winning the Sword of Honour.

587592

Cox

T J

Terry

70C

 

587403

Cross

P E

 

 

Ceased Training.

587351

Cudby

A J

John

70C

 

587333

Dannatt

A S

 

 

 

587326

David

W E

William

70E

 

B5046

Dawson

P

 

70D

Royal Burmese Air Force

587345

Day

A A

 

 

Ceased Training.

587383

Denyer

D G

Dave

70E

Died February 2006.

587390

Derrick

B K

China

70E

 

586882

Dixon

V

Vicky

 

Joined with 69th Entry.

587363

Donohoe

R

Rod

70C

 

587593

Fletcher

A

Alan

70F

 

587362

France

P H L

Peter

70E

 

587387

Fraser

W R

 

 

Remustered to Physical Training Instructor.

R482

Gent

F J

Frederick

70C

Royal Rhodesian Air Force

587381

George

G W

Gerald (Jigs)

70E

 

587813

Gill

P

 

 

 

587328

Golds

A F

Tony

70E

 

B5033

Gordon

G E

 

70D

Royal Burmese Air Force

587329

Greaves

R B

Basil (Baz)

70E

 

587594

Greenwood

A C J

Allan

70B

 

587377

Gresty

G W

 

 

Ceased Training.

587595

Griffiths

K J

Ken

70B

 

P85245

Hai

D M A

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce.  Repatriated.

P85499

Haider

S A Z

 

70G

Royal Pakistan Air Force

587404

Hails

T

Tom

70A

 

P85462

Haqeeq

M R

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce.  Repatriated.

587360

Harding

G S

Gerry

70B

 

587405

Hawkins

B H

Jim

 

Ceased Training.

587398

Hawley

G

George

 

Ceased Training.

587596

Hepple

P J

Peter

70B

 

587342

Hessey

G J

 

 

Remustered to Ground Wireless Mech.

587349

Hillary

J R

 

 

Ceased Training.

587336

Hitchins

D K

Derek

70E

 

587597

Hodges

A

Alan (Ollie)

 

Ceased Training.  Died 4th November 2001.

587368

Hodgson

D C

Don

70E

 

586854

Hollis

I A

Alec

 

Joined with 68th Entry.

587389

Hope

B

Brian

70E

 

587598

Horsfall

D L

Dave

70B

 

587599

Hoyle

R S

Bob

 

Resident Ayelo de Rugat,Spain.

P85405

Hussain

T

 

70G

Royal Pakistan Air Force

587397

Ingold

R W T

 

 

Transferred to Halton.

587407

Irvine

W M

 

 

Ceased Training.

587371

James

W H

Jimmy

 

 

587324

Johnson

A M

Alan

70F

 

587341

Kay

R

Richard

 

Ceased Training.

587367

Keeling

J K

Ken

70B

Died 22 November 2008.

P85367

Khalid

H

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce.  Repatriated.

P85176

Khaliq

N

 

70G

Royal Pakistan Air Force

P85436

Khan

A L

 

70G

Royal Pakistan Air Force

P85210

Khushal

K

 

70G

Royal Pakistan Air Force

587325

Kidd

J R

 

 

Ceased Training.

587408

King

R N

Nev

70B

 

B5031

King

R H

 

70D

Royal Burmese Air Force

B5043

Kyaw Aye

 

 

70D

Royal Burmese Air Force

587354

Lambert

G R

Rex

 

Ceased Training.

587359

Lang

I C

Ivan

70A

 

P85227

Latif

M

 

70G

Royal Pakistan Air Force

587396

Lewis

W B

Bill

 

Passed Out with 72nd Entry.

587395

Liddiard

M J

 

70A

 

587331

MacKenzie

J A

Ian

70E

 

P85341

Mahmood

A

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce.  Repatriated.

P85491

Mahtab

R H

 

70G

Royal Pakistan Air Force

586886

Makin

G B

George

 

Joined with 69th Entry.

587414

Mann

D C

Don

70A

 

586964

Manners

A J

Tony

 

Joined with 69th Entry.

586987

Manners

R G

Ronald

 

Joined with 69th Entry.

587327

Manwaring

G

Graeme (Sproggy)

70E

Died 20th March 2000.

587409

McCann

T A

Terry

 

Ceased Training.

587364

McCraith

R F

Dick

70B

 

587338

Mcdougal

G T

 

 

Ceased Training.

587601

McPherson

A

Angus

 

Ceased Training.

587353

Miles

L A

Lionel

70E

Died 19th August 2012.

587394

Morphew

B R

Derek

70F

 

587384

Myers

D G

Denis (Taff)

70B

 

B5044

Myint Zaw

 

 

 

Royal Burmese Air Force. Repatriated.

587374

Nutton

K

 

 

Ceased Training.

B5034

Nyan Wyn

 

 

70D

Royal Burmese Air Force

587352

O'Brien

J P

Pat

70A

 

P85297

Omar

M

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce.  Repatriated.

586951

Pearce

B C

Bryan (Jan)

 

Joined with 69th Entry.

587375

Pepper

M G W

Michael

70C

 

C10031

Perera

E D N

Duncan

70B

Royal Ceylonese Air Force

587391

Pobgee

R A

Ray

70G

Died 7th April 2005.

587410

Prickett

A E

Allan

70A

 

587357

Quicke

M C

Maurice

70C

 

P85493

Rahman

S T

 

70G

Royal Pakistan Airforce.

587385

Richtering

B G M

Rick

70G

 

587602

Roberts

G A

George

70E

 

587388

Rothwell

H V

Harry

70F

 

587340

Salmons

J H

 

 

Ceased Training.

587413

Sargent

A J

 

 

Ceased Training.

587743

Scott

J P

 

 

Ceased Training.

587392

Seamer

M

Max

70E

 

587376

Seddon

D

Derek

70E

 

P85429

Shah

S R

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce.  Repatriated.

P85392

Shahzada

N

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce.  Repatriated.

P85274

Sikandar

K M

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce.  Repatriated.

587332

Silk

A B

 

 

Ceased Training.

586898

Simpson

R

Richard (Slim)

 

Joined with 69th Entry.

587603

Sinclair

T G

 

 

Passed Out with 71st Entry.

587411

Smith

D J

Derek

70A

 

586594

Smith

G H

George

70F

Joined with 68th Entry.  Passed Out with 71st Entry.
Died 18 August 2009.

587412

Smith

J A

Tony

70A

Died 13th October 1997.

B5042

Soe Myint

 

 

 

Royal Burmese Air Force. Repatriated.

B5036

Soe Win Myint

 

 

70D

Royal Burmese Air Force

587358

Spencer

H M

Hugh (Butch)

70E

Died 29th November 2002.

587296

Stephen

R N

Robert

70C

Joined with 69th Entry.

587382

Taylor

J G

Gary

70A

 

B5041

Than Shwe

 

 

70D

Royal Burmese Air Force

587299

Thorpe

A

 

 

Joined with 69th Entry.

B5045

Tine Shwe

 

 

70D

Royal Burmese Air Force

587335

Townsend

D

 

 

 

B5032

Tun Aung

M

 

70D

Royal Burmese Air Force

587380

Tunstall

R A W

Ron

 

Passed Out with 71st Entry.

587605

Verling

J T

Joe

70C

 

587550

Vigurs

D

Blimey

 

Changed name to Crooks F.R.

587356

Vosser

T

 

 

Ceased Training.

587372

Wallace

B

Brian

70A

 .

587606

Ward

N P

Nick

70F

 

586906

Watkins

P

Pete

 

Joined with 69th Entry.

587347

Watten

L E

Laurie

70A

 

587348

Weatherall

A J

 

 

Ceased Training.

C10021

Weerasinghe

D K T P

 

 

Royal Burmese Air Force.
Joined with 69th Entry.  Passed Out with 71st Entry.

586910

White

P M

Peter

 

Joined with 69th Entry.

B5039

Williams

R P

 

70D

Royal Burmese Air Force

587334

Woods

R N

 

 

 

587355

Wyer

R D

Roy

70F

Died 8th March 2007.

B5040

Yin Maung

 

 

70D

Royal Burmese Air Force

587378

Young

D H

Derek

70E

 

P85500

Yusuf

M

 

 

Royal Pakistan Airforce.  Repatriated.

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