The idea of forming an Association of ex-Administrative Apprentices was first considered in 1957 and again in 1960, but it was not until the occasion of the 50th anniversary reunion of the 1st and 2nd Entries in 1997 that positive steps to form the Association were taken. The Association was finally formed in 1998 at an inaugural meeting at RAF Innsworth, which followed a positive reaction to an advertisement placed in The RAF News.
This site is dedicated to all those who trained as an RAF Administrative Apprentice or served with the Royal Air Force Administrative Apprentice Training Scheme between 1947 and 1973. This site also dedicated to the Ruislip Apprentice Clerk Scheme that operated between 1925 and 1942. This site is not only for existing and potential new members of the Association but a great source of reference for those who have an interest in researching RAF history. The site provides as much historical background information concerning the Air Ministry decision to begin an RAF Administrative Apprentice training scheme, as has been possible. In addition the site provides details of the training structure together with information about those RAF Units which played host to both the Apprentice Clerks and the Administrative Apprentice Training School. Our website site contains a varied selection of photographic and other memorabilia nearly all of which has been provided by ex-RAF administrative apprentices, other personnel involved in some way with them and the various Units at which Administrative Apprentices trained
Visitors are welcome to use the material contained in the site for non-profit making purposes. However, if you can help us with any relevant additional information that you consider would be useful to the site, we would be grateful if you would please let us know.
Then why not join our Association? We are always looking for new members particularly those of you who served in the later 300 series of entries
We will pleased to hear from anybody who served either as an Administrative Apprentice, or as a member of the permanent staff at one of the Administrative Apprentice Training School Units. Your contribution whether this be simply a story, a photo or an item of memorabilia will be most welcome.
The West Herts Regional Group
Australian Ex-RAF Administrative Apprentices Group
RAF Administrative Apprentice Band Leads The Parade
330 Entry Shield
A Collage Of Memories
Passing Out Inspection
Annual Remembrance Parades Are Well Attended
The Young Ones! 300 Series
29th Entry Veterans Enjoying A Northampton Annual Reunion
An Administrative Apprentice Headband On Peaked Cap
Young Administrative Apprentices 1960s
Taking The Queen's Shilling
Association Annual Reunions Are Very Popular
An Entry Passes Out
Ruislip Apprentice Clerks