306th Craft Apprentice Entry

Royal Air Force Cosford

The 306th Entry was formed at Royal Air Force Cosford
(Then No. 2 School of Technical Training), on the 28th April 1966.
Exactly One year later on Friday 28th April 1967 Fifty Five young men,
now trained as either Telegraphists (TG11) or Photographers (TG14),
passed out into the big wide world of " SERVICE LIFE ".

No Longer the young inexperienced 15 or 16 year old boys,
who had entered the Service a year earlier. But Men who had endured
One complete Year of Square Bashing, Educational and Trade training,
plus a very tough physical training, to make them ready
to serve operationally, anywhere in the World.

51 members of this entry qualified for the Expedition training
element of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (Silver Standard).

The Entry also played a prominent part in the Apprentice Band
- at one time 14 of it's apprentices were Band members

The 306th Entry Shield was designed by Dave Hood

Pete the Webmaster (aged 17), is the "Good looking Chap" marked by the arrow!

54 Members "Passed Out" - A Full list of entry members
can now be obtained from Pete in .xls format

The 306th Lads

Pete Rayer, Telegraphist
( Webmaster )

Sid Searle,  Telegraphist
( E-mail address only at present )

Bob Thomson,  Telegraphist
( E-mail address only at present )

Chris White,  Telegraphist
( E-mail address only at present )

Ian (Stowie) E. Stow,  Telegraphist
( E-mail address only at present )

Stewart Ross,  Photographer
( E-mail address only at present )


Tony White,  Telegraphist
( E-mail address only at present )

Bill Cran,  Telegraphist
( E-mail address only at present )

Mick Jefferys,  Telegraphist
( E-mail address only at present )

Pete Mallinson,  Telegraphist
( E-mail address only at present )

Gordon McGill,  Telegraphist
( E-mail address only at present )

Sean McLoughlin,  Telegraphist
( E-mail address only at present )

Steve Ellis,  Telegraphist
( E-mail address only at present )

Bob Dean,  Telegraphist
( E-mail address only at present )

Rory Berrie,  Telegraphist
( E-mail address only at present )

Vince Kieran,  Telegraphist
( E-mail address only at present )

Brian Gourlay,  Telegraphist
( E-mail address only at present )

Chris Vaughan, Photographer
( E-mail address only at present )


Harry Goodwill,  Telegraphist
( E-mail address only at present

Roger Morey,  Photographer
( E-mail address only at present )

Cy Yardley, Photographer
( E-mail address only at present )

Vacant space for another 306th Entry member

Vacant space for another 306th Entry member

Vacant space for another 306th Entry member

Vacant space for another 306th Entry member

Vacant space for another 306th Entry member

Vacant space for another 306th Entry member

Vacant space for another 306th Entry member

Vacant space for another 306th Entry member

Vacant space for another 306th Entry member

 

The 306th entry now has a Facebook page, which is used by several entry members,
to exchange news and Information - Why not check it out at:

"306th entry RAF Cosford"

 

 


Departed But Not Forgotten - RIP:

Digby (Digger) Dyson, Ex - 305 & 306th Entry Telegraphist
Digger died in August 2001, whilst with the UN in Kinshasa, Congo.

Robert (Bob) Gale,  Telegraphist
Bob died in 1987 or 1988, No details at the present time.

Robert ( Bob - Popeye) Young,  Telegraphist
Bob died in December 2010 at home in Aston on Trent.

Ian Rixon - Our Beloved Flight Commander
Ian died in December 2015 - at his home in Costa Rica - aged 81.

 

The Right Honourable Viscount Trenchard
"The Patron Saint of Airpower"
Founder of the Royal Air Force, on the 1st April 1918.

An Informal Reunion is being planned
for the future

A venue is still to be agreed, so that it suits
as many entry members as possible.

If you would like to attend, or have a question, or suggestion
for a suitable location etc, 
OR  if you are able to organise a
small "get  together"?, Please Contact Gordon McGill
at:
gdmcgill@hotmail.com

If you are in touch with other 306 entry members,
please let them know about this web page and ask
 them to get in touch. It will be great to hear from them.

This page will carry all the news and updates

First Time Visitors to these pages to Date:

These pages are a tribute to the 306 entry at RAF Cosford
and were first uploaded on 13th May 2006

My Thanks to everyone who has supplied Photographs and Information
( Especially those that do not realise it ).


 


If you have any comments, Pictures, RAF Links to add,
or just wish to say Hello,
Please eMail Pete the Webmaster.

There is plenty of room for more 306th entry pictures etc.

 

 

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