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The Late Ian Dunn - 8th Entry

The family of the late Ian Dunn have kindly sent us some details of Ian's recent funeral. I have posted these details as an image gallery. To view  Click H...

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A Letter From America

Following my earlier post A Letter From South Africa, I was very pleased and surprised to receive the following from the daughter of a 12th Entry Apprentice Cle...

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Letter From South Africa

I thought you might like to read the following received recently from an ex-member of the 304th Entry. 'I was sitting in my home in Durban South Africa and f...

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New Images 317th Entry

My thanks to Graham Goddard (317th) for kindly providing an album of photographs taken at the entry pass-out. To view the album please Click Here...

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The Passing Of Mike Heritage -11th Entry

Following the recent announcement of the passing of Mike Heritage I have today, I have today received the following message from Andy Heritage: 'To all the m...

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Death Of Mike Heritage - 11th Entry

It is with sadness that I announce the death of Mike Heritage who passed away on 5th September. Most of you will remember Mike who served tirelessly for many ye...

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Ruislip Records Publication - 1939

Ruislip Records Publication - 1939

Clearing out my voluminous in-tray the other day, I came across a copy of a Ruislip Records Magazine dated September 1939. This was around the time that the 56t...

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New Images 33rd Entry

My thanks to Bob Danes (33rd) for providing images of his retirement Dining Out Night at RAF Leuchars in June 1990. To view the images and the press cutting iss...

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Death Of Alan Milestone - 5th Entry

I have been informed of the death of Alan Milestone - 5th Entry. I have no further details at this time. Our sympathies are extended to his family at this sad t...

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29th Entry Visit To Sicily - April 2019

A short account of the visit by members of the 29th Entry, to Sicily in April can be read by Clicking Here  ...

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Newsletter 119 - June 2019 Edition

The June edition of the Association Newsletter has now been published on the website. Those of you with email addresses will be sent a notification from the New...

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Anthony Johnstone - 3rd Entry

Anthony has sent me an interesting account of events leading up to a Mention In Dispatches during the late 1950s. He has also provided us with a new picture tak...

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New Images 318 Entry

Your Newsletter Editor, Steve Day has been keeping a watchful eye on RAF related websites in the hope of spotting material that might be useful for posting on o...

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Ruislip Apprentice Clerks - Some New Information

I have been contacted by the daughter of Owen Claude Douglas, who served as an Apprentice Clerk at Ruislip from 1938 until 1940. She has kindly provided me with...

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Don (Mac) McGilp - 27th/28th Entry

Sadly we have been informed of the death of Don (Mac) McGilp who passed away on 28th December after a long illness. Don who was promoted Cpl App was at Hereford...

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News From Australia

I received an email from my namesake Ian Bell recently and he brought me up to date with the latest situation viz a viz ex-admin apprentices in Australia. I hav...

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Season's Greetings From Your Website Manager

Season's Greetings From Your Website Manager

      Another year has almost passed and one cannot but reflect on how quickly that year has gone by. I would like to thank all of yo...

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Skin Cancer - Claims Made To The Veterans Agency

My thanks to Anthony Johnstone (3rd) who has commented on the remarks made by our President at the October committee meeting regarding help available for skin c...

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Remembrance Day November 2018

Remembrance Day November 2018

I would like to draw your attention to our website page dedicated to the annual remembrance day events. Several members have contributed their accounts and phot...

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RAF Bircham Newton Heritage Centre - Armistice Day 11th November 2018

RAF Bircham Newton Heritage Centre - Armistice Day 11th November 2018

I have received the following report from Dixie Dean. A small ceremony was conducted to mark the the centenary of the signing of the Armistice which ended th...

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The Late Mick Parrish - 30th Entry

I have published a letter sent to our Newsletter Editor by Mrs Margaret Parrish, the wife of the late Mick Parrish (30th). This letter is also expected to appea...

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An Obituary To Haydn Illingworth by Phil Gough - 31st Entry

To read this obituary to Hayden Illingworth (21st Entry), please Click Here...

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38th Entry Photo

A new photo submitted on Facebook a few days ago has been spotted by Steve Day. This picture has been enhanced by Peter Lee who regularly remasters black and wh...

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Remembrance Day 11th November 2018

Note: The content of this notice will be repeated on our special Remembrance Day page where it will remain as a permanent record. https://rafadappassn.org/n...

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Death Of Peter Edmonds - 17th Entry

I have been informed by the Chairman that Peter Edmonds of the 17th Entry has died. I have no further details other than that after a private cremation, a servi...

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Obituary For Tony Course - 25th Entry

We have been informed of the death of Anthony F Course (593057) – 25th Entry who passed away on 7th May 2018, following a long battle with illness. Bill Hu...

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New Photo 330th Entry

My thanks to eagle eyed Steve Day our Newsletter Editor for spotting a piece posted by Keith Appleyard (330th) on the Real RAF Apprentices Facebook page the oth...

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Updated Photo B Flt 3 Sqn 308th Entry Suppliers

My thanks to Allan Clark (308th) who has supplied me with an updated photo of the entry's B Flight 3 Sqn Suppliers. Allan says that our official photo of 'B' fl...

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Hereford Railway Station

I found a picture of Hereford railway station on Facebook recently. It has not changed much! To view Click Here...

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Our Memorial Cleaned And Gleaming!

Our sincere thanks to both Chairman Bryan Schofield (33rd) and George Masson (29th) for their recent visit to the National Arboretum where they spent a ...

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Regional Groups

I have just received via the Newsletter Editor, two Regional Group reports, (Dorset and SW Herts) neither of which were sent to me by their respective group coo...

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The 2018 Swindon Reunion Page

The 2018 Swindon Reunion page has now been published. It contains two galleries of photographs taken at the event, the Minutes of the AGM and the Annual Account...

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Confirmation Needed

I have been approached by Colin Mount (38th) who has commented on this picture: The picture is posted in the Permanent Staff page 2 of our website where ...

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Australian Regional Group

I am pleased to announce the formation of a small Australian Regional Group. At present it comprises just two ex-Admin Apprentices living in South Australia but...

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Video Clip - 302nd Entry Pass Out Parade

My thanks to Peter Vaughan who has kindly provided me with a dvd containing a clip of the 302nd Entry pass out parade at Hereford on 17th December 1965. I have ...

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Identification Please!

Dixie Dean (40th)  has  notified that amongst items found in 4 boxes of apprentice/boy entrant memorabilia found from a condemned training wing at Hal...

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How To Get Your Bespoke RAF Centenary Mug

The final version of the RAF Centenary mug designed by ex-boy entrant Nicholas Price is now available for sale. If you wish to purchase one click the link below...

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A Warning

Many of you may have come across a Facebook Group run by an individual calling himself Frankie Seaton. https://www.facebook.com/groups/304470356686284/about/...

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RAF Bircham Newton Closure

RAF Bircham Newton Closure

The Construction Industries Training Board (CITB) has confirmed it will remain at its head office at Bircham Newton no later than December 2019. Consultati...

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RAF Bircham Newton Heritage Centre - Dixie Dean 40th

RAF Bircham Newton Heritage Centre - Dixie Dean 40th

Dixie has asked me to publish the following: The RAF Bircham Newton Heritage Centre (HC) faces an uncertain future following the Construction Industries Trai...

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