This is an archive of old news announcement

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news at this festive season but Doug Wyatt, who had been seriously ill for some time, passed away on the 19th of this month.
He leaves a wife Sylvia and a daughter Lynn.
The funeral will be held at Trinity Church Shearness at 10am on the 3rd Jan 2003.
Three or four of us will attend to represent the Entry

 John Player



I have just spent a day at RAF Museum Hendon (It was my 68th birthday in fact. A number the coincidence of which will have no doubt occurred to many in our Entry this year.) It is an excellent museum and will bring back many memories for all of us. In particular the RAF Apprentice corner. I have included here a few photographs of my visit. I would encourage all those who can, to visit (It's now free!) and then let me have some of your snaps for our web site.    Brian McCarthy (Airframes)

RAF Museum, Hendon - Brats Corner

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Trenchard's Brats

Showcase 1

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Trenchard's Brats

Showcase 2

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Airfield Training1944

Official Painting

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NAAFI Break - 1951
(Does anyone recognise the stars?)
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Top Airframes
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Top Engines





Submitted by Mike Williams, E-Mail  Mike§pennyacre.supanet.com 

68th Entry 50th Pass-out Anniversary Reunion

April 23rd/24th/25th 2004

Dear Entry Member,

The time has once again arrived to start thinking of our next reunion.  I am getting things together, having visited the hotel to get some prices, and now I can let everyone know what is going to happen.

The cost will be £260.00 per couple and £130.00 for a single member to include dinner on Friday, breakfast, dinner/dance on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.  I think that this price is excellent and shows only a 4% increase which even for us golden oldies is very good value.

The programme for the weekend will be the same format as the previous reunion, which everyone appeared to enjoy.  Tony Whiting has again agreed to organise golf for those that way inclined; the same disco has been booked, and again we shall have a knife and fork buffet again on the Saturday evening.  Ken Smith has once more offered to set up the display of photographs and memorabilia so if any of you still have photos or bits from Halton he will be pleased to receive them.  They will of coarse be returned.  Ken’s address is:-  2 Chestnut Path, Canewdon, Essex, SS4  3QQ

Already 10 people have sent money to me towards the cost of the weekend, so I am now looking for commitment from the rest of you.   We are restricted to a maximum of 90 people to sit down for the evening meal (last time we had 73) so come on and let me have your deposits of £25.00.  I am quite willing to take drip feeds of money to ease the pain, but  would like the whole amount for the weekend by October 2003.

I attach a copy of the weekends programme for you to peruse and show to your good ladies.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Mike Williams.

  If you wish to attend please print off and complete the form below and post it to me. If you do not have my home address contact me via email for it:- Mike@pennyacre.supanet.com         



I will / will not be attending with …….. Guests and I enclose cheque for £…….. as a deposit

I will be playing golf YES/NO


Name & address_________________________________________________________________________



 68th ENTRY 50th Anniversary Pass-Out Reunion 


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Friday 23rd April 2004


Meet at 12.00 hrs at the Bromsgrove Golf Centre


When you arrive at the hotel Bar, Dinner, Bar need I say more!!!

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Saturday 24th April 2004

Breakfast then your own devices

14.00 hrs


Coach trip to Worcester



Entry Meeting


19.30 hrs


Meet for Pre-Dinner Drinks in the Europa Suite foyer bar


20.00 hrs


Knife and Fork Buffet Dinner


Menu yet to be decided


Dancing to 1950/60 Music

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Sunday 25th April 2004


Breakfast and depart at your Leisure

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Cost £260.00 per couple, £130.00 per single member