87th Entry RAF Halton Aircraft Apprentices

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The 87th entry of RAF aircraft apprentices started three years of training at RAF Halton near Wendover in September 1957. After their graduation parade on 27th July 1960 they were posted to start work on aircraft at RAF stations around the world, trained as fitters in the trades of Airframe; Engines; Armament; Electrical; Instruments.

The RAF Apprentice scheme started in 1920, shortly after the founding of the Royal Air Force in 1918. There were 2-3 entries per year of 100-300 young men aged 15 - 17. The first aircraft apprentices to train at Halton were 5th entry in 1923. Apprentice training at Halton ceased in 1993.

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