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03.Jan.2017

 

ALL THE VERY BEST WISHES AND THE BEST OF HEALTH, DURING 2017, TO EVERY MEMBER OF THE ENTRY AND THEIR FAMILIES - AND INDEED TO EVERYONE ELSE WHO HAPPENS TO STUMBLE ACROSS THESE PAGES.

 

I have received an email from Bill Hardwick wishing everyone "A Happy New Year". He also mentioned that he had recently visited the website but had found no mention of the rumoured plans to close the whole of RAF Halton in the near(ish) future. Bill saw an article about this on the Forces TV channel and has sent the relevant link.

Rumours of this event have been circulating for some time. The only thing that seems almost assured is that the Airfield will/has been sold off for housing development. The main site seems to be a different matter particularly because of the legal resposibilities of the government regarding (in particular) Halton House. The reason I haven't published anything on the matter is simply because I have no idea as to what will actually happen.

 

A friend of mine sent a note saying that a chap called Al Alcroft has been trying to contact Bill Briggs. Unfortunately, the only information I have regarding Billy Briggs is that he was an Engines Fitter who resided in 1(A) Wing and was posted to Lindholme on graduation. Do any of you 1(A) Wing lads, or any other Engine Fitter, have any memories or post Halton information regarding Billy?

Forces TV  - Closure of RAF Halton.
Billy Briggs (Love the rakish angle of the SD!)
The 86th Entry of RAF Apprentices was formed on 10th May 1957 at Royal Air Force Halton, Buckinghamshire, the original strength being some 283 members. After three years of intensive training in aircraft trades the Entry graduated on the 13th April 1960, with nearly one third lost by transfer to junior entries or to lower trade levels. The Entry included the 30,000th Apprentice to graduate since the scheme was established by 'The Father of the Royal Air Force', Lord Trenchard.                                                                                                                                                                                                   --< Click on the Badge to hear the "Halton Bear" >---

 

Halton Aircraft Apprentice - 86th Entry Association

(Please send any queries or items you would like published to: the86.entry@ntlworld.com)

 

 

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