They all took pride in their crafts and skills. For that is why they were chosen so young to be Royal Aircraft Establishment Apprentices, they were the Best our country could supply.  Our country should be proud of these sons.  Please remember them in your private thoughts with hope and thanks giving.

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Before you read the list of the Gentlemen who have gone before, consider this of their work.

Name

Induction Year

Gone before in

Notes

Anderson D.J.

1946

 2006

 David 3rd November

Appleford J.K.

 1953

 2007

John 1st April Salisbury Wiltshire

Armstrong A. (MBE)

 1913

 1995

 Alexander Wellington Somerset - "Digger"

Atkins P.B.

 1943

 2007

 Philip Bruce (Tommy) in October Melbourne Australia

Atkins R.A.

 1954

 2007

 Robin 6th November Guildford Surrey UK

Baker R.G.

 1958


 2004


 Dick died July 25th In British Columbia Canada after long illness

Barnby D.A.

 1950

 2003

 David 26th December  UK at Loughborough

Barnes W.

1932


 From Register

Baughen J.E.

1952

 2011

 John Passed away 22nd August

Beagley P.

1912


 From Register

Bennet D.A.

 1967

 2009


Derek of Cancer 20th April at Littlehampton


Biggs R.M.

1982

1988

Sep-88

Birch A

1912


 A trade lad with Bob Woods in 1912, Arthur Birch was an instructor in the Apprentice Workshop when Ched woods started in 1947.

Boulger E.J.

 1921


From Register

Boulger J.A.

1925


 From Register

Branch E.J.

 1945

2006

 Roy died very suddenly on 27th April the day he and Shirley were due to fly back to settle in the UK.

Brown B.I.

 1963


 Florida USA

Brown F.G.J.

 1931

 2012

 Frank died in June at 96 years young - he rose to the position of  Superintendent at A |& AEE  Boscombe down in the Early 1970's

Buck J.B

1947

2016

graduated from Farnborough in June 1952 He died in Wanganui New Zealand 29 January 2016 Michael had a distinguished career in the education field in new Zealand as a Engineer Thank you for the correspondence you sent to Mike. (Mrs Ngaire Buck).

Burgess I.R.

 1973

1974

 22/09/74 RTA? From Register

Burle M.F.

 1943


 Killed A/c Crash 1950 From Register

Caiger B.

 1943

2009

 Bernard 21st June Victoria British Columbia Canada

Cambell D.G.

1953

2001

March  after long battle with MND Woking Surrey

Chamberlain M.D.

1948

2002

 in the USA of pneumonia

Chitty M.J.

1938

1995

 From Register

Clarke L.W.

1937

1977

 From Register

Colliver D.J.C.

1934


 From Register

Crossan P.

 1910


Logic!

Crowdy T.F.

 1950


From Register

Crowe R.W.

 1968


From Register

Croxford K.E.

 1965

 2002

Keith in July

Dainty J.P.

 1945


From Register

Dance E.E.A

 1952

 2005

Ted very suddenly in July at Guildford Hospital

Dancy S.J.

 1950

 1958

Died on 30th July during his national service

Davidge E.B.R.

1940

1995

From Register

Davis 

1935


Killed in War

Dawson B.E.

1956

2002

Brian Fleet Hampshire England

Day B.L.

1915


From Register

Day D.J.

1935

1997

From Register

Dearden P.J.

 1987

 2002

Phillip on 16th July? A helicopter crash He was 2nd Pilot when the rotor blade failed over the North Sea

Dennis H.L.

1946

2007

22nd August Australia

Dolittle G.P.

1943

1953

 George, Died 17th May Korea Pilot Flying Officer, Meteor F mk8 No known grave  Service No 3504358, 205 Squadron attached 77 Sqd R.A.A.F Commemorated on the UN Wall of Remembrance, Pusan, Korea http://www.roll-of-honour.com/cgi-bin/Korea.cgi

Dowling H.R.

1933

2008

 Horace 19th March at Wokingham Berkshire

Edwards A.H.

1936

 1942

 Sgt. Pilot 405 (RCAF) Sqd Hamburg 8th April

Egerton B.N.

1960

2013

Nick died on 24th August 2013, after a brave fight against cancer particularly during this past year. He and Marion had hoped to join us at Brooklands Museum in May but in the event he felt his weakness would be a burden and pulled out at the last moment. Nick and his family at Guildford were particularly good friends to me during our apprenticeship days at RAE and after a few years service post apprenticeship Nick left to join the VSO service and went as an engineer to Africa doing what he loved best, helping less advantaged people with real ‘hands on’ engineering problems. I remember him telling me that he once straightened a vehicle axle half shaft in the fork of a tree enough to get the vehicle back to base! During that time he met his future wife Marion out in Kenya, who was a VSO nurse and, coincidentally, whose family came from the Hampton Court area.  After returning from Africa after several years of service they settled in the Chichester area with their 2 boys and Nick became a ‘hands on’ Hospital Engineer at St Richards where he retired in 2009.

Emslie K.



 1945



 2010



 Keith died on 24th April after a period of illness


Essling P.

 1961

 2009

 Peter at Frimley Park  21st April

Evans N.G.

1957

2010

Nigel died from a chest infection following a major stroke on or near 13th June in New Jersey USA

Farbridge J.

1948


 Joe

Farley

1961

2008

Peter Peacefully at home Maiden Newton Dorchester 22nd September

Farr A

1947

2003

Tony in February

French J.W.

1958

2011

John Died 25th March Frimley Park Hospital after short illness

Fuller T.R.

1955


From Register

Gardner C.G.

1957

2008

Colin

Gilbert N.E.H.

1943

 1957

Killed A/c Crash 1957 a report can be found at  www.pprune.org/archive/index.phop/t-76608

Goddard R.

1948

2005

Bob December 31st in San Diago U.S.A.

Gower E.K.

1941

2009

Ernest died August 6th at Fernhill Road Care home in Farnborough

Gredington J

1956


 John in St Louis USA

Hall A.R.

 1943


 Alan

Hall J

1943

2012

Jim’s Ashes scatter on an Alaskan Hillside……

Harris J.

1946

2000

Slug June in Canada

Harris L.M.

1946


Ontario Canada

Harris P.J.

1948

2004

 Peter May 11th Sarnia Ontario Canada

Harvey D.

1954

1984

Dave while out walking with Dave Wilson in the Englisher Garten in Munich

Hasler W.G.

1945

2010

Bill died around 20th October after a brief period in Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Farnham

Hatt G.A.

1937

2005

 Graham 13th May very suddenly at home

Hawkins B.W.G.

1955

2009

Baz 24th July Fleet Hampshire UK of Cancer

Haynes H.R.

1913

1957

1957

Heath R.

1947

 2009

 Ron 26th April Encinitas CA. USA

Hensby

1932



Heslip D.

1956


Dave in Derby UK

Hiscott G (Snr)

1943

2015

Committee Member

Hovell I.F.

1955

2011

Farnborough Hampshire UK He sadly lost his fight against cancer

Howarth W.

1947

2004

Bill (Sidebottom) died 19th November in Hospital

Hughes M.E.

1942

1993


Jackson T.

1964

2010

News Received in 2012 Len Vincent wrote of Tim.... "Tim Jackson was the same year as me and   I nicer bloke you couldn't wish to meet. I remember him cycling to work come rain or shine from Brookwood on his trusty steed with the turned up drop bars. In later years I can see him now puffing away on his pipe. RIP Tim"

Jenkins W.J.

1940

2003

Bill

Johns E.J.

1949

2007

Jim  21st October

Johns R. G.

1953

2008

Richard 19th June Midsomer Norton Somerset UK

Johnson I.H.

1964

2011

Tadley Hampshire UK

Johnson J.B.

1941

2000

Brodie Bowman September Suffered Parkinsons for many years

Johnson P

1914


From Register

Johnstone A. P.

 1935

 2005

 Alexander 7th March Frimley Surrey

Jones F.H. (OBE)

1935

2003

Fred 22nd August at  Farnborough, An Air safety Expert for over 40 years

Jones I.R.

1943

 1990

 Dai in Late 1990's Woking, Surrey

Keep P.F.

1946

2002

Peter in September Parkinsons Disease

Kennedy J.F.

1937

2003

John

Kent E S R

1940



Kimbell V

 1978

 2009

Vince died in his sleep on October 5th in New Zealand

Kimber

1910


Logic!

Kimber S.G.

1945


From Register

Knight H.A.

 1942

 1990

 Tony in the 1990's

Knight S.R.

 1946

 1990

 Saxon in car crash in 1990's or earlier

Labrum G.W.R.

 1943


 Larry

Lawlor E.F.

 1941


 Fin  in Bedford

Leary D.A.

1937

1977

From Register

Leat A.F.V

1949

2015

“ I'm writing on behalf of my father and I'm sorry to say that he, a former apprentice of the RAE died on December 18th, 2015 at the age of 83. He began training at the RAE in 1949.  He was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in July of 2015. He moved to Brighton, Michigan in 1977 Here is the link to his obituary: 

http://deathnotices.michigan.com/view-single.php?id=1000016992&token=

Leek W.

1912


From Register

Lempriere B

1949

2010

Brian died of Prostrate cancer 3rd August  At the end of his time at the RAE he came to the USA on a King George VI fellowship Married in 1956 in NY. Returned to the UK and lectured at Cranfield. Returning to the USA ending his career with Boeing in Seattle (Missiles and Space Division) 

Long C.

1936

2010

Charles died on the 6th June Aldershot Hampshire UK

Lovegrove B.

1942

 1950

 Bernie in Canada

Luck E.G.L.

1943

1979

From Register

MacKenzie D

1932


From Register

Mancey D.K.

1955

2003

Dave 8th April  DERA Safety Officer

Manual R.A.

1931


New South Wales Australia

Marlow B.P.

1932


From Register

Maskell J.A.

1925

1959

 From Register

May D A

1961

2016

Farnham Surrey

May D.

1990


Fleet Hampshire UK

McAllister D.

1925

1958

MBE

McAllister R.

1915

1961

From Register

McDermott A.R.

1958

2008

Alan (Squadron Leader) 6th April St Louis Missouri USA

Meeller R.W.F.

1941

2003

Roy in Buckingham

Merrett BW

1956

2009

Byron died in Canada in June 2009 following a heart attack. He had just returned home following a trip in May to see his family in Alton and attend His Mothers 90th Birthday. As a frequent world traveller Byron left the UK in 1962 for France and ultimately resided in Nova Scotia Canada in 1994

Mills P.R.

1961

2002

Peter 30th May Elstead Surrey

Mitchell P

1935



  From Register

Moore A.J.

1978

1979

08/12/1979

Moore E.E.

1914

1959

 From Register

Morris R.W.

 1937

 2009

 Bob died at his home at Montolvet Excenevex in France during the last week of November. Having completed his Engineering apprenticeship Bob worked for various engine manufacturers both in the USE and as the European representative based in Geneva

Mossman T.G.

1958

2005

 Tim 11th January of Cancer

Mountain A.R.

1953


Bob Died in the US

Nicholls D.J.

1979


From Register

Noble B.A.

1932

2002

Bruce on October 30th Welwyn Garden City.

Osborne J

1943

2012

John 16th April - I had a good old chat with John about his great work, innovation and Hungarian experiences...he was a very impressive chap

Palmer J.

1914


From Register

Parker J.

1961

2012

John Passed away in Early February.

Parker S.

1915


Killed RTA From Register

Pendry J.

1936


From Register

Perry M.A.

1946

2006

Mike 24th June Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire UK

Pierce D.

1937

2005

Don 10th March Fleet Hampshire UK

Pope G.A.

1947

1998

21st February From Register

Poulter A.T.

1950

2005

Aubery 25th September

Poulter B.

1953

2009

Brian 15th June Church Crookham Hampshire UK

Priestley D.G.C.

1975

1976

From Register

Randell E.J.

1952

2003

 Eddie Suddenly on 6th February

Richardson R.J.

1926

2007

Ron Peacefully at home on 15th February

Ricketts B.

1963

1964

23/10/64 RTA From Register

Rivers A.J.

1932


From Register

Roberts L.F.

 1946

 2000

 Died Canada

Roberts R.E.

1945


From Register

Robinson F.R.

1939

2011

Farnham Surrey

Robinson H.G.

1931

2006

Mytchett Surrey UK

Robinson P

1940

2005

Pip on 22nd April Farnborough Hampshire UK

Rose W.M.

1942

1949

Bill in Camberley

Rossiter J.E.

1941

2000

6th January From Register

Rowles

1980

1982

Died Gliding Accident 21/08/82

Salmon D.J.

1977

1981

28/03/1981 From Register

Scard M.

 1941

 2000

 Maurice at Guildford

Scott J.D.

1964


From Register

Scott K.

1963

2007

Keith from NGTE

Shakespeare C.J.

1952

2011

Colin died of Leukaemia 22nd February Burlington Ontario Canada

Sharp R.J.

1952

2007

Reg March 6th in Hospital

Simmonds L.B.

1974

1974

11/12/74 RTA? From Register

Small D.J.

1972

2010

Died earlier this year from prostate cancer. Dave was also known as "Benny" to his close friends - due in part to wearing a woolen hat similar to the character in the TV soap "Crossroads". He was once described as a "rusty Father Christmas" due to his wild red hair and beard

Smart R.T.

1953

2003

Ray  November after fall which broke his hip

Smith M.E.F

1958


 2001


Mike at Phyliss Tuckwell Farnham 12 June

Smith M.M.

1956

2001

Maureen at Frimley Park Surrey

Smitham P.J.

1946

2009

 Peter January 16th  a Special apprentice in January 1946

Snashall R.J.

1936

 2006

 Ron in August at Farnborough

Southey

1938

1999

June From Register

Southey J.W.

1938

2002

John in June

Spalding E.G.

1945


 From Register

Spear D.W.

1915

1957



Stanley A.J.

1960

2008

 Allen November 5th after long illness in UK

Stanley T

1955

2016

He was very good at sport and played football for the college.  He had been suffering with a form of dementia for the past 5 years.  

Stonard N.A.G.

1953

2009

Neil suddenly 25th June Frimley Park Surrey

Sturt K.R.

1945


Died at the controls of a test-bed Vulcan when it broke up in mid-air during low fly past at an air display

Sturton G.L.

1947


Fist female apprentice

Taphouse I.R.

1960

1996

 UK

Thomas

1947

2012

David Taffy - died are resting in a nursing home in Canada for several years

Thomas H.D.

1944


Hugh November 23rd Dinas Cross Near Fishguard


Thorne B.L.

1953

2010

Brian died peacefully at home in Ashford Middlesex after a short illness on 19th October

Tomlinson

1910



Tucker F.J.

1947

2010

StorringtonWest Sussex UK

Utting A.E.

 1942

 2000


Vaughan G.B.

1968

1971

16/3/71 M/c Accident

Vaughan J.

1957

2012

John Died 2nd February a member of the Association Committee for many Years.

Venning L.R.

1946



Ward L R

1951

2012

 Thought I should let you know that Roy passed away yesterday morning.14/09/2012  He had a stroke in  2009 and was diagnosed as having Alzheimer's at the same time. My family and I draw comfort from knowing Roy is not suffering anymore. Peggy

Warren W.G.

1958

2001

 Bill Died 3rd July at Hammersmith Hospital

Watts P.E.

1943

1979

 As passenger in Car Crash in Kenya

West P.

1965

2012

Peter Brother in law to our chairman Geoff Hiscott, has lost his 2 year battle with T-cell Lymphoma… September 2012

White S.W.

1941

2010

Syd died 7th January at Frimley Park Hospital of Cancer

Wilkins MD

1943

2001

24th June

Wilkinson J.S.

 1958

 2012

John Spencer (OBE) Died 2nd June at Frimley Park Hospital at 70 years young, over 100 turned up to say good bye.... John was not only a hard worker hence his OBE but also a fun loving guy, born out by one of his fiends who related in his tribute to him of the “panty raid” experience on the Farnborough Hill convent in the run up to a rag week and his (amongst others) subsequent suspension for 6 weeks.

Williams K.G.H.

1943

2005

 Ken after long illness Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Farnham 8th November

Withall J

1957

1962

 27/1/62 M/c Accident

Woodason W.H.

1943

2009

Bill April 4th at Havant Hampshire

Woods. R.F.G.

1912

1990

Robert Frederick Gotts Woods 1898-1990 - Hired as a Trade Lad in 1912. Volunteered 1916 in the Motor Machine Gun Corps. Returned to the establishment after W.W.1 and finished his Trade Training. He served a total of 47 years. He was awarded the Imperial service Medal. Retiring in 1963.

Woodward F

1913



Yeomans FC

1932

2003

Buster in September at Frimley Park