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The 103rd Entry Royal Air Force Halton

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The 103rd Entry of Aircraft Apprentices from No. 1 School of Technical Training at RAF Halton, near Wendover and Aylesbury, did their training from January 1963 through to December 1965.  This small web site is a nostalgic reminder of the time spent during those years.  The 103rd Entry has an active Association and has held a number of reunions. We also have our Entry Window in St. Georges Church at RAF Halton.  Hopefully this site will also be of interest to others who trained as Trenchard's "Brats", and to anyone with an interest in RAF Halton.  The site has grown as people send in old photos of those days from January 1963 till December 1965.

** 103 Entry RAF Halton Reunion 2021 ** CANCELLED **
Hello to you all,

As you will all know, we had a Reunion planned for July this year.  After much discussion your Association Committee has decided to postpone the Reunion until the weekend of the 16th & 17th July 2022.  Even though the vast majority of you would have been fully vaccinated by July, we considered that it would have been irresponsible of us to go ahead.
The Government’s Roadmap out of lockdown is very positive but it contains too many uncertainties to give us any confidence that we would be able to have a successful Reunion.  The Hotel had a couple of other dates available this year, but we decided that neither of them would be suitable.  There is also the possibility that restrictions will be implemented again in the autumn and winter as the Government considers the effect of the European 3rd wave and variants of the virus.
The Hotel has kindly agreed to transfer everything en-bloc to July 2022 - including the individual room reservations that have been made.  If you no longer want your room booking then you need to cancel yourselves, as the Hotel will work on the assumption that you will want to retain your reservations.  Our deposit as well as all the originally agreed pricing/details, etc, have also been carried over.
If you need to contact the Hotel then Ailish (Wedding & Event Coordinator) is the one to talk to quoting “103rd”.
Tel: 01234-363281; Woodland Manor Hotel, Green Lane, Clapham, Bedford MK41 6EP.
I hope you are all well - keep safe until we meet again.

The Association
To join the Association just click on Membership link.
This will take you to the Association page for all the information on how to join. We look forward to increasing our membership so why not join.


Last Post
It is with great sadness that we have to report on the passing on of yet two others of our entry members recently -
Geoff Lace (Elect) 9th February 2021 &
Les Rogers (Airframe) 18th February 2021

Our thoughts are with their families.

General Information
Any photos, news, suggestions or comments on the site contents can be mailed to me at: entryinfo@103rd-entry.org.uk


Those Days!!
There is a great set of pictures of 'Old Halton' from the RAF Halton archives to have a look at.

Also a selection from Milton Hey have been added.

Take a look here

Nostalgic Photos:
I am always looking for photos to add to the site, so why not take a look through your old photos and see what may be hidden there from those great days way back in 1963 to 1965 we all spent at RAF Halton.
Send anything you have to me, Chris Wales at:


Committee Meeting Minutes
The minutes from the June 2020 (zoom) meeting are available for viewing.
Click here to view.

You can now find us on Facebook


Next Committee Meeting
Date: TBD
Venue: Zoom meeting
Time: TBD

If you want anything brought up at the meeting then please e-mail me - Chris Wales, at: entryinfo@103rd-entry.org.uk