The EIGHTH Entry was attested at the Administrative Apprentice Training School RAF St Athan in September 1949 and training was undertaken in the trades of Clerk Secretarial, Pay Accounting and Supply until May 1951.
Obituary Paddy Taylor
Paddy and I first met at RAF Hornchurch in 1949 before we actually signed on. We were close friends during our 20 months training and met many times in many places over the following 20 years. I was stationed at RAF Aldergrove in 1953-1955 and Paddy always spent a day with my wife and I when he went home on leave to County Tyrone. He and I had several ‘interesting’ evenings out in Belfast! He lived life to the full and knew how to enjoy himself. We kept in touch by telephone over many years and every chat would end up with us (even as elderly men) reminiscing about our youth and always ending up laughing. Sorry you’re gone Paddy.
Ray Lynch (8th)
9th October 2019
The Ian Dunn Gallery
Images kindly donated by the family of the late Ian Dunn