Royal Air Force
Administrative Apprentices Association

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Entry Scrapbooks

330th Entry

The THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTIETH Entry was attested on 4 September 1972. Training in the trades of Clerk Secretarial and Supplier was undertaken at RAF Hereford: The Entry passed out on 17 August 1973.

8001903 – PARKER D T DAVID

8001904 – SLAVEN M MAURICE

8001907 – WOODCOCK S E STUART

8001908 – TIERNAN S B

8001909 – FLEMING A ALEC

8001914 – WOODFORD G

8001915 – GOODSTADT E A EDWARD

8001916 – CRAVEN M A

8001917 – BARR J G

8001918 – HAMMOND J E

8001919 – JOHNSON R ROY

8001920 – BRASSINGTON P D

8001921 – MURDOCH J J

8001924 – STOBBS I J

8001925 – SPEIRS G J

8001926 – WALKER G

8001927 – GILLETT P A PETER

8001928 – COGGIN J R

8001931 – McCORMICK J D A

8001932 – HAMILTON R C

8001933 – BEAUMONT M MICHAEL

8001934 – HUGHES D A

8001935 – CAMPBELL R

8001936 – MAHON B D

8001937 – WELLSTEAD M A

8001938 – HUNTER K

8001939 – MUSSARD R S ROBERT

8001941 – BURNS K A

8001942 – THORNE C J CLIVE

8001943 – SMITH N

8001944 – BLADEN G

8001945 – HOLLAND R

8001950 – BENNET J G

8001951 – INGRAM R S STEPHEN

8001952 – MAHON A

8001953 – TAYLOR I IAN

8001954 – DEAKIN D W DAVID

8001955 – IRVINE P A PAUL

8001956 – HAMMER R J RUSSELL

8001957 – HEYES K A KENNETH

8001958 – ROGERS M G MALCOLM

8001960 – WISE K G KEVIN

8001961 – YOUNG P D PAUL

8001962 – PARKER S C STEVEN

8001968 – HAWLEY K KENNETH

8001969 – COOPER W WILLIAM

8001970 – CARD M J MALCOLM

8001971 – CRAGGS P E

8001972 – BROOKES T TERRY

8001973 – BLAKE P K PAT

8001974 – BURHAM N B NORMAN

8001975 – BATES S STEVE

8001978 – CLIFFORD F P FRANK

8001979 – WARNER M A MICHAEL

8001985 – TRIGGS P PAUL

8001986 – PENNINGTON G J GORDON

8001987 – MORRIS S H STEPHEN

8001988 – LEYLAND D DAVID

8001989 – HOPKINSON A ALLAN

8001990 – LOFTHOUSE G GRAHAM

8001991 – KERR A McA ALAN

8001992 – GRAHAM M MICHAEL

8001995 – FITZGERALD D S DAVID

8001996 – EDMONDSON G

8001997 – FORRY A P ANDREW

8001998 – BROMFIELD S J SAMUEL

8001999 – ALLISON J JOHN

8002000 – BRADSHAW J JOSEPH

8002001 – COLLINS A R ALEXANDER

8002002 – BROWN D

8002003 – BELL G B GORDON

8002004 – BARNETT E J EDWARD

8002005 – PICKERING I B IAN

8002006 – WILLIAMS C J CLIFFORD

8002009 – MERRITT K M KEVIN

8002010 – RUDD A J

8002016 – CLAYTON D E

8002017 – THORNTON G

8002018 – BRIGHAM D

8002019 – THOMAS J M

8002020 – MARDON S R

8002021 – DUFFIELD M J

8002022 – BARNETT J S

8002023 – LENNARD R J RICHARD

8002026 – JARMAN A J ANTHONY

8002027 – HOLE P J

8002028 – HICKMAN C J

8002029 – THISTLETHWAITE K KEVIN

8002033 – FROSDICK M

8002034 – LAWSON W A

8002035 – BLOUNT S L

8002036 – KENT A R

8002037 – DOOLEY K P

8002038 – ELKINGTON T

8002039 – HENDERSON B A BARRY

8002040 – CUMMINGS J C JOHN

8002043 – RAY W

8002044 – SCOTT A G

8002045 – WEBB M R

8002046 – HEATON N J

8002047 – WILLIAMS C J

8002050 – LEWIS M MICHAEL

8002051 – D’ARCY P

8002052 – DRINKWATER A M

8002053 – TOWNSEND N L

8002054 – CUNNINGHAM P J

8002055 – ROBERTS B M BRYN

8002056 – BLACKMORE K M

8002057 – WILTSHIRE G W GEOFFREY

8002058 – LEIGH A J

8002059 – HASLETT C A

8002060 – MOORE G R

8002061 – PHILLIPS M E

8002063 – EDWARDS S H

8002064 – FALCONER A J

8002070 – HUGHES A K

8002071 – HORTIN A R

8002072 – SHARMAN M D

8002073 – BOYLE D

8002074 – WOOD P G

8002075 – SCOTT J R

8002076 – RICH G M

8002077 – PENGELLY M J MICHAEL

8002808 – COLEMAN B A BARRY

8002081 – WILLIAMS S STEVEN

8002087 – GREEN J D JOHN

8002088 – BANISTER R D RODNEY

8002089 – SMITH B J BRETT

8002090 – BROOKES P J PETER

8002091 – BOND R E RUSSELL

8002092 – EASTMAN N K NICHOLAS

8002093 – HOYLAND G GARRY

8002094 – CALVERT J D

8002097 – LAWRENCE D W

8002098 – WINN A F ANDREW

8002099 – BAMFORD S

8002100 – LEGG M P MARTIN

8002101 – LIPTON N A

8002102 – MITCHELL R D

8002103 – KNEATH M S MARTIN

8002104 – SPERRING A P ANDREW

8002107 – TUCKER P PAUL

8002108 – STEPHENSON A D ANDREW

8002109 – JEANES J M JOHN

8002114 – GIBSON D DAVID

8002115 – THOMPSON A R

8002116 – LITHGOW J JAMES

8002117 – RAY J M JOHN

8002118 – HARDING I

8002119 – WHITING R B RODNEY

8002120 – WARWICK N C NIGEL

8002121 – STOCKFORD G J GEOFFREY

8002124 – BURGESS M A MARK

8002125 – BUTCHER T J TERENCE

8002126 – WOOLTORTON R D RICHARD

8002127 – LANGLEY T A TERENCE

8002128 – RENNIE L A

8002131 – COULL R J

8002132 – TURNER T R TREVOR

8002133 – WORSFOLD J S JOHN

8002134 – THOMPSON A ALAN

8002135 – WATSON D DAVID

8002136 – CARPENTER G C GLENN

8002137 – COCKERAM T G TREVOR

8002138 – SHORTHOSE P C PAUL

8002139 – BOYER D DONALD

8002141 – STEEN J D JOHN

8002142 – WILLS N G NEIL

8002143 – HALL J A JOHN

8002144 – GREENWOOD D P DAVID

8002145 – McGUIRK P PETER

8002150 – THOMSON C W COLIN

8002151 – HARVATT A J ALAN

8002152 – KANE M MICHAEL

8002153 – VAUGHAN-DAVIES K

8002154 – MOSS J T

8002155 – BOULTER D J DAVID

8002156 – DAVIS I N IAN

8002157 – RENSHAW L R LAWRENCE

8011905 – CAMPION

8015238 – COLE P C PHIL

KIRK K KENNETH

McCAFFREY C M

WHITFORD I J


I first met Andy when he joined the Royal Air Force as an Apprentice in 1972. The door to my classroom opened and a group of young men all towards the back was a little lad looking apprehensive but determined, this was Andy.

During his 12 months training he showed his qualities as a team player in and out of the classroom. Always cheerful and ready to learn, attributes that clearly came from his parents who I had the pleasure of meeting on a number of occasions over the years.

Andy will be remembered for his professional skills (I never met anyone who had a bad word to say about him) and his interest in others. An enthusiastic player on and off the pitch he organised hockey teams doing jobs that others tried hard to avoid!

I remember his sense of humour. Frequently on the receiving end of the ‘Little Andy’ jokes such as ‘Stand up Mr Sperring, oh you are standing up’ At the last 330 Entry Reunion he had to climb onto a table before being allowed to ‘say a few words’ These were greeted with applause and laughter as he had to be lifted down.

When we last met he told me how happy he was to be with Lesley and with his usual cheeky smile, how determined he was to beat his illness.

Andy will be remembered with affection by the many friends that he made during his time in the Royal Air Force. Raise a glass, I am sure that he would not want it any other way.
Frank Hubber

Russ Bond of the 330th Entry is the last former administrative apprentice to leave full time service in the Royal Air Force. Russ joined the RAF as a Clerk Sec on the 4th September 1972 aged just 15 ½ and is the last of some 8,200 former apprentices to retire. To mark the occasion a luncheon was held at the Halton attended by other members of the 330th Entry and also Bryan Schofield. Following retirement Russ is hoping to become a Beefeater in the Tower of London.
Russ is pictured centre in four of the attached photographs taken at Halton House with Kevin Wise and Garry Hoyland all members of the 330th Entry Administrative Apprentices; they were joined in the fifth photograph by Bryan Schofield, the Chairman of the RAF Administrative Apprentices Association.

Obituary To 8001969 William Cooper  330th Entry – Bill Huggins 5th
My acquaintance with Bill Cooper was very limited, we met and spoke at a Reunion at Swindon, but when involved with our Newsletter, 7 of our members –
including Bill lived locally, and I delivered them by hand.
I know he arranged get-togethers for his Entry, and I always wondered why he had not attended more of our Reunions.
I attended his funeral in Gloucester and learned what a character he really was!    Very theatrical, he dressed up, impersonated and performed as a number of pop stars of the day, Elvis and the like, entertaining various groups and clubs locally.   For one of his performances, he dressed normally but then proceeded to
deliver a monologue in the voice and style of Pam Ayres – the audience was delighted and very amused.
For his church, with others, he went as a missionary to an area of deprivation in Africa, where they were much appriviated and admired by the people there.
However, what struck me at the Memorial Service was the number of attendees of all ages, and listening to the various speakers, it was clear that he was dearly
loved, very involved, and respected by them all.
Life is not about what we take out of it – but rather what we put into it.    Clearly Bill knew and demonstrated this.     Vale  Bill

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item and photo below Found on The Real RAF Apprentices Group Facebook  Page October 2018

1973 Admin and Craft Apprentices Football Team – Keith Appleyard 330th

Having seen a couple of posts about posting a photo of earlier days in the RAF, I have found this going back to 1973, when 330 entry (The last but unsurpassed-some may disagree), Craft & Admin Apprentices Football team won the inter apprentice trophy 45 years ago at Cosford. During my 39 years Service I met up with 8 of the team. The goalkeeper, Julian Calvert is not on the photo. Going from left to right back row, Frankie Clifford, Martin Legg, Myself, Pat Blake, Pete McCormack, Gordon Pennington. Front row Alex Fleming, Eddie Goodstadt, Nick Eastment, Kenny Hayes & Jock Stein.

Hopefully I have remembered all the names correctly, please feel free to amend if I’m wrong.

 

 Have You Any Photographs Or Other Memories Of the 330th Entry RAF Administrative Apprentices? If So You Can E-Mail Them To: administrator@rafadappassn.org