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The 87th entry of aircraft apprentices started their three years training at RAF Halton in September 1957 and graduated in July 1960 to start work on RAF aircraft and associated equipment at RAF stations around the world. They were trained as fitters in the trades of Airframe; Armament; Electrical; Engines; Instruments Navigation or General.
There were three entries per year of 200-300 young men aged 15 - 17. The first entry of aircraft apprentices was in 1920 shortly after the founding of the RAF
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