The one thousand became approximately 5000 by the time the scheme closed, Many ex-apprentices have made a major contribution in the fields of aviation, avionics, aerodynamics, engineering, information technology and others. Examples include major R&D programmes associated with the development of many well known aircraft including, in more recent years, Concorde, Harrier, Hawk, TSR2, Tornado, Jaguar, Lightning, Hercules and many more. We hope that the WEB-Site provides a useful reference to ex-apprentices, particularly those who are unaware of the Association, in the hope that they might make contact with one of the committee members.
However, the association is now mainly concerned with more social activities."We are of course also the living history of RAE and maintaining interest/contact through news articles etc."