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Administrative Apprentices Association

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Death Of Derek Reid (318th)

I have been informed of the death of Derek Reid who passed away on 26th June 2021 after a long illness. Derek was not a member of the Association but was involv...

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Obituary To Don Burlingham (5th Entry) - Jim Wilcox (5th) - Association President

Our thanks to Association President Jim Wilcox for providing a touching obituary to the late Don Burlingham. Thanks also to Steve Day for typing up the script a...

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Entry Shields - 39th And 40th Entries

I have been advised by Dixie Dean (40th) that entry shields hav been made available to him for the 39th and 40th Entries. If you are a member of either of these...

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An Obituary To Don Burlingham - 5th Entry

Our thanks to David Ainsworth (304th) for providing us with a fitting tribute to one of our members, the late Don Burlingham (5th), who sadly passed away recent...

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Calling 308th Can - You Help?

I have been asked by the son of the late 595580 Charles Mackinnon (308th Entry) If any ex-Clerk Secs from the 308th or from entries training at Hereford at the ...

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The Royal Air Force Apprentices' Commemorative Medal - Discounted Price Offer Extended

We are pleased to announce that the date by which association members can purchase the RAF Apprentices' Commemorative Medal at the special discount price has be...

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Death Of Keith Gardner (304th)

We have been notified of the death of Keith Gardner who passed away on Wednesday 17th February after a long battle with illness. He was 72.  Keith will be ...

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Hatbands - Administrative Apprentices And Apprentice Clerks

My thanks to John Smith (ex-74th Entry Halton) for contacting the Association with regard to his research into the colours of hatbands worn by Administrative Ap...

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Change Of Email Address Association Membership Secretary

I have today changed the contact email address for our Membership Secretary and Archivist, David Tinley from tinleydw@gmail.com to the following: memberships...

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Death Of A Member

We have been made aware of the passing of Association member Stuart Wright (310th) who died on 22nd November after a long illness. I have included a short obitu...

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The Royal Air Force Apprentices Commemorative Medal

We are receiving enquiries from ex-RAF apprentices regarding the purchase of the Commemorative Medal. Members of our own Association have been notified of the a...

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The Dieter Dappen Page

I have recently been corresponding with Dieter Dappen, an ex-Administrative Apprentice from the 31st Entry. Dieter was known as Peter Willis while an appren...

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Entry Shields

Although I do have access to a number of entry shield images already, there are significant gaps.  I would be grateful if any of you have good .jpeg or .pn...

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New Member Information Sheet And Articles Of The Association

The latest version of this document can now be viewed by navigating to the Contact Us menu on the Home Page or by clicking the following link: https://rafada...

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A Heartfelt Message From Your President And Chairman

1 May 2020 Good Afternoon By now, many of you will have received a direct e-mail from your Association Membership Secretary, Frank Wareham, entitled “St...

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Submission Of Articles For Publication

  March 2020 Could I again draw your attention to this page: https://rafadappassn.org/submit-an-article/ You will no doubt be aware that we&nb...

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Veterans’ Orthopaedic Service

My thanks to Steve Day for picking up the following from Facebook. It may be of interest to some to note the following:   Veterans’ Orthopaedic Service...

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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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Thinking Outside The Box?

The other day, I found a new image featuring a former member of the 322nd Entry on our RAFAAA  Facebook site. https://www.facebook.com/rafadappassn/ ...

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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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Association Blazer Badge

29th April 2017 The Association have commissioned a Blazer Badge at a cost of £10.20 (inc VAT). At a recent committee meeting,  it was agreed that ...

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Downloading Earlier Editions Of The Association Newsletter

12th February 2016   I have been doing some work on placing links to some of the earlier editions of our Newsletter into the website to enable me...

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