The official website of the
1951 68th Entry 1954
No.1 School of Technical Training, Royal Air Force, Halton
"The last of the great entries"†
New website - mainly old
On 20th April 2008 I took over compiling the website from Brian McCarthy who has done many years of sterling work in creating and maintaining it but is now living in Switzerland. Nothing much has changed yet and it won't, apart from some cosmetics, without your input so please come up with anything that you think other ex 68thers would be interested in e.g. photos, reminiscences, whereabouts of lost members, links to your website etc.
The site is now being hosted by one.com which is cheap, provides 1 gig of webspace and unlimited bandwidth so there's oodles of capacity for all your gen. If you have photographs or documents in non-digital format then please send them by snail mail with an SAE to ensure their return. I can scan up to A3 size.
For those of you who have been
accessing the website as
please note that the website has now become
so please amend your bookmarks accordingly.
You can continue to use halton68th.110mb.com but it now only provides a link to here.
The Elms, High Street, Tisbury, Salisbury, SP3 6HH, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1747 870318
In any email address on this site the "@" will be replaced by a "§"
The former version of the website can be found at http://homepage.hispeed.ch/the68th/index.html
Ken Smith passed away on 31st May 2008
Photos of 2007 triennial reunion added 17th May 2008
Alister Small passed away quite recently
George Simpson passed away on 3rd April 2008
Pete Collier passed away on 15th February 2008
Entry reunion April 2009
Information from Tony Whiting
We decided at our last reunion, confirmed at the 2007 Triennial, to have an Entry Reunion in 2009. This is will held on 24th and 25th April 2009 at The Old Wisteria Hotel, Oakham, Rutland.
Click here for schedule and entry form
Notes from your webmangler
15th September 2008. Just received issue 11 of The
Wheel (Newsletter of NZ Ex-RAF Apprentices Association)
Click here to view/download in PDF format (It's not on their website yet)
I found my copy of the May '54 Halton Magazine which covers our passing out. Pictures from it have been added to the photos section.
Rob Parsons (Airframes) has also been found: he lives in the Wye Valley. I have his email address.
Leon Slee (Airframes) has been found: he lives in Purton (Near Swindon). I have his email address.
Found the Kiwi ex brats website - quite a lot about 68thers - worth a visit.
† See the section about the 68th and "The last of the great entries" in their newsletter no. 9. Click here to see it
In most photos on the website, where there are faces, there is provision for showing individual's names when you move the mouse over a face. Many of them have codes instead of names because I don't know the name. If you can identify any of them please let me know so that I can insert the name.
Table of contents
Click on text in the left column to go to the relevant page
|●||Main page||Takes you back to the opening page|
|●||The 68th Association||What it is, what it does, who does it and list of members|
|●||News letters||of the68th Association|
|●||No 1||June 2001|
|●||No 2||December 2001|
|●||No 3||June 2002|
|●||No 4||December 2002|
|●||No 5||July 2003|
|●||No 6||December 2003|
|●||No 7||September 2004|
|●||68th entry brats|
|●||List of Members||List of all? members of the 68th|
|●||Missing List||List of those brats with whom contact has been lost|
|●||Do you know where ····· is?||Requests for contact details of missing brats|
|●||In memoriam||List of those who have passed away|
|●||Obituaries||of some of the above|
|●||Individuals||Reminiscences and pictures from individuals|
|●||Bill Howell (NZ)|
|●||Roly Oliver (NZ)|
|●||Ossie Osmond||Takes you to newsletter #6 where you can read his story|
|●||Sam West (NZ)|
|●||General brats snaps||Lots more will be coming soon I hope|
|●||Mini Reunion 1955|
|●||Reunion April 2001|
|●||Triennial reunion 2007|
|●||The 68th Window||Pictures|
|●||Miscellaneous||Just an index to the following pages|
|●||Map and aerial view||of Halton area and Parade ground with 1 and 2 wings|
|●||Brat's yarns||Brief anecdotes form Halton and later days|
|●||Updates||Update history for website|
|●||Links||Links RAF, other apprentices and members' websites|
|●||Encyclopedia Bratanica||Brat slang mainly|
|●||Instructions for using the website||How to send contributions for the website|
|●||Odds and sods||Anything that doesn't fit in any other category|
|●||Have I got old news for you?||Archive of old news items|
Visits since 29th April 2008
Last modified: 15 September 2008