69th Entry Apprentices Association Reunions
It wasn't until 1994 that the first of the 69th Entry's reunions happened, but from then they were a regular feature until the last major gathering was held at the Stratford Manor hotel on the outskirts of Stratford on Avon in 2019 - 65 years after the Entry passed out in 1954. These are some of the highlights:
The First 69th Reunion, 17th September 1994
It was forty years since graduating from RAF Halton that the 69th Apprentices Association's first reunion was held at a Novotel just outside Coventry. More...
The Halton Triennial, September 1995
On a sunny autumn Saturday in September, thousands of ex brats (lately No. 1 School of Technical Training) headed out for the 1995 Triennial Reunion for RAF Halton - amongst them were some 21 members of the 69th Entry. More...
The 1998 Reunion, 28th March
For the fourth time the 69th alumni were "sent to Coventry". The same venue as last year - The Windmill - with a golf course, as I was reminded by the sight of two 69ers putting their clubs away when I arrived in the car park. More...
The Halton 80th Anniversary, 1999
At approximately 1150hrs the SWO will call for the pageant to form. The HAAA members will be asked to fall in behind the pipe band and goat. More...
The Sixth 69th Entry Reunion, 17th March 2000
What a reunion! - with forty 69'ers present, plus nineteen ladies. More...
The 50th Entry Jubilee Reunion, 21st September 2001
The 50th anniversary since the 69th Entry started in 1951 was timed to coincide with one of RAF Halton's Triennial reunions. More...
The 50th Jubilee Passing-Out Reunion, 26th July 2004
The 50th anniversary since the 69th Entry passed out in 1954 was held at the Straford Manor hotel near Stratford on Avon. It included a fly-past by the Red Arrows and a letter from Boris Johnson. More...
The 2007 Reunion and RAFHAAA Triennial
The 2007 reunion was timed to coincide with the Halton Aircraft Apprentices Association three-yearly reunion, held at RAF Halton. 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
- Dispersal: into the RAF
- Pen Portraits: 69th careers
- Tributes to Halton and the Brats
- The 69th's commemorative windows
- 69th Entry Reunions