Dispersal: recollections of the 69th in the wider RAF
Stories from 69th Entry apprentices, after graduation, in the wider RAF
8 Squadron at RAF Khormaksar, Aden
Good morning 8 Squadron! Waiting for the first cup of tea after the dawn patrol gets airborne - the time would have been roughly 06:45, which meant another 13 hours until knock-off time. More...
The first Beverleys
Trevor Ransome recalls his first sight of a Beverly, some time in the late 1950s when the aircraft first appeared. It had guards all around it, but no-one was allowed to look around as it was considered something of a government secret. More...
Incident at Swanton Morley
The East Dereham fire brigade arrived and I told them the fire was out. However they insisted on getting on the roof and putting water down the chimney 'just to make sure' as they could see a wisp of smoke issuing from the chimney. More...
The Aeronautical Inspection Unit
Over 100 boy apprentices of the 69th ended up at RAF St. Athan in Wales as their first posting. This was one of several Maintenance Unit stations, where it was common to see NCOs of the Aeronautical Inspection Unit. More...
- RAF Halton and the Brats
- The RAF Aircraft Apprentices Scheme
- The 69th's Graduation Review, 1954
- The Senior Entry - a graduate's letter, 1954
- A full list of 69th Graduates
- Summer Camp, RAF Formby, 1953
- The 69th and the Queen's Coronation, 1953
- The Burmese Brats
- Halton days: stories from the Brats
- Clubs, Societies and Sports at Halton
- Dispersal: into the RAF
- Tributes to Halton and the Brats
- The 69th's commemorative windows
- 69th Entry Reunions