The official website of the
1951      68th Entry      1954
No.1 School of Technical Training, Royal Air Force, Halton
"The last of the great entries"

New website - mainly old content

On 20th April 2008 I took over compiling the website from Brian McCarthy who has done many years of sterling work in creating and maintaining it but is now living in Switzerland.  Nothing much has changed yet and it won't, apart from some cosmetics, without your input so please come up with anything that you think other ex 68thers would be interested in e.g. photos, reminiscences, whereabouts of lost members, links to your website etc.

The site is now being hosted by which is cheap, provides 1 gig of webspace and unlimited bandwidth so there's oodles of capacity for all your gen. If you have photographs or documents in non-digital format then please send them by snail mail with an SAE to ensure their return. I can scan up to A3 size.

For those of you who have been accessing the website as please note that the website has now become
 so please amend your bookmarks accordingly.
You can continue to use but it now only provides a link to here.

Bob Kellock
The Elms, High Street, Tisbury, Salisbury, SP3 6HH, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1747 870318

In any email address on this site the "@" will be replaced by a ""

The former version of the website can be found at

Recent news


Ken Smith passed away on 31st May 2008
The funeral took place at Canewdon parish church on Thursday 12th June.
Jean and John Player, Keith and Eileen Gauntlett, Jim and Geraldine Le Moine, Ray and Maureen Hart and Mike Williams attended to represent the Association.

Photos of 2007 triennial reunion added 17th May 2008

Alister Small passed away quite recently

George Simpson passed away on 3rd April 2008

Pete Collier passed away on 15th February 2008


Entry reunion April 2009
Information from Tony Whiting

We decided at our last reunion, confirmed at the 2007 Triennial, to have an Entry Reunion in 2009. This is will held on 24th and 25th April 2009 at The Old Wisteria Hotel, Oakham, Rutland.

Click here for schedule and entry form


Notes from your webmangler

15th September 2008.  Just received issue 11 of The Wheel (Newsletter of NZ Ex-RAF Apprentices Association)
Click here to view/download in PDF format  (It's not on their website yet)

I  found my copy of the May '54 Halton Magazine which covers our passing out. Pictures from it have been added to the photos section.

Rob Parsons (Airframes) has also been found: he lives in the Wye Valley. I have his email address.

Leon Slee (Airframes) has been found: he lives in Purton (Near Swindon). I have his email address.

Found the Kiwi ex brats website - quite a lot about 68thers - worth a visit.
See the section about the 68th and "The last of the great entries" in their newsletter no. 9. Click here to see it

In most photos on the website, where there are faces, there is provision for showing individual's names when you move the mouse over a face. Many of them have codes instead of names because I don't know the name. If you can identify any of them please let me know so that I can insert the name.

Table of contents
Click on text in the left column to go to the relevant page

Main page  Takes you back to the opening page
  The 68th Association  What it is, what it does, who does it and list of members
    News letters  of the68th Association
      No 1  June 2001
      No 2  December 2001
      No 3  June 2002
      No 4  December 2002
      No 5  July 2003
      No 6  December 2003
      No 7  September 2004
  68th entry brats  
    List of Members  List of all? members of the 68th
    Missing List  List of those brats with whom contact has been lost
      Do you know where is?  Requests for contact details of missing brats
    In memoriam  List of those who have passed away
      Obituaries  of some of the above
    Individuals  Reminiscences and pictures from individuals
      Geoff Carr  
      Del Holt  
      Bill Howell (NZ)  
      Bob Kellock  
      Brian McCarthy  
      John Nicholson  
      Roly Oliver (NZ)  
      Ossie Osmond  Takes you to newsletter #6 where you can read his story
      John Player    
      Sam West (NZ)  
      Mike Williams  
    General brats snaps  Lots more will be coming soon I hope
    Reunion pics  
      Mini Reunion 1955  
      Reunion April 2001  
      Reunion 2004  
      Triennial reunion 2007  
    Graduation pictures
    The 68th Window  Pictures
  Miscellaneous  Just an index to the following pages
    Map and aerial view  of Halton area and Parade ground with 1 and 2 wings
    Brat's yarns  Brief anecdotes form Halton and later days
    Updates  Update history for website
    Links  Links RAF, other apprentices and members' websites
    Encyclopedia Bratanica  Brat slang mainly
    Instructions for using the website  How to send contributions for the website
    Odds and sods  Anything that doesn't fit in any other category
    Have I got old news for you?  Archive of old news items

Visits since 29th April 2008

Last modified: 16 November 2008