Balmer, J Brian     Basic training, near Hereford, H-Spring-1951. Died suddenly 23rd November 1999 at his home.   Married to Avis (Clark), daughter Ethnie (married to Andrew ...?), son Steven.   Funeral service St Andrew's Church, 30th November 1999, committal at Preston Crematorium. He did his National Service in the RAF Police, Dog Handler.  Employed by Lancashire County Council, County Planning Department, administrative officer in charge of the Filing, Mail, General Office.   Took early retirement about 1985.

 

Bell, C W  RAF  H1-1952. Training for a commission. Joined last August; on 11th January 1951 left London as one of the first party of 28 cadets to go to Canada for pilot training, H-Spring-1951. Temperatures range from 40° below to 80° in May.

 

Bradshaw, James David  MB  ChB, Flying Officer, Medical Branch.  H7-1953

 

Brewer, G  LAC  H1-1947.

 

Brown, ex-ATC, training to be a pilot, H1-1950.

 

Davy, Gordon   Wireless course and a Russian course, H1-1956

 

Dicken ex-ATC, training in South Africa to be a pilot, H1-1950.


Duckworth, John Brian   Map reading and navigation at Corsham, Wilts.

At the school from 1942 until 1950. Read History at Durham University, graduating in 1953 before completing his National Service with the RAF. Trained as a solicitor, worked in local government and eventually returned to Lancashire to work as a solicitor in the Land Registry in Lytham St Annes. Died in 1991 at the age of 59 years.

 

Earle, D   to join RAF    H7-1946.

 

Elkin, T K   to RAF   H1-1947.

 

Fairclough, William Derrick   5 Forestway, Fulwood, Preston PR2 4PR.   Membership List 1992.   Born 1929.  PGS prior to King’s College, University of London.   Qualified as a barrister, National Service in RAF, then began practising law in 1953.   Chambers in King Street, Manchester, moved to Dean’s Court in the 1970s then opened a satellite chambers in Preston.  He was involved in the trial at Lancaster with the infamous ‘handless corpse’ case.  Head of Chambers.  Recorder of Liverpool, offered and accepted position of Stipendiary Magistrate of Manchester in the early 1980s, turning down opportunity to become a Circuit Judge.  Subscriber, Heppell.   Died aged 76, reported in LEP 15th April 2005 and funeral at Christ Church, Fulwood, 19th April 2005.

 

Halliwell, RAF, training for a Short Service commission as a navigator, H-Spring-1951

Halliwell, Dennis  Flying Officer been in the Far East, now on radar research with Canberras, H1-1956

 

Hamer, A ex-ATC, training to be a pilot, H1-1950. Officer Cadet, flying training on Prentices at Feltwell, Norfolk, H7-1950. Awarded his pilot’s wings at No 3 Flying Training School, Feltwell, H7-1951.

 

Holt, T H  near Stafford, H-Spring-1951.

 

Hunt, Keith  FRIBA, FRTPI, commissioned 26th October 1955, captained the RAF Officers Football XI “Icarus” during a three year Short Service Commission, with the rank of Flying Officer, following completion of his architectural studies at Manchester University.   He was on Preston North End’s books as a Junior, as well as playing for Lytham FC and the representative Lancashire Amateur League XI.   Keith Hunt became a Partner in the architectural Practice of Tom Mellor & Partners where he worked on a wide range of projects, including universities, schools, colleges, hospitals, and industrial projects. He was appointed chairman of the Partnership in 1968 until his own retirement in 1991.  Since then he has continued as a Consultant Architect to such bodies as the Church Commissioners. Past President, PGSA.

 

Johnson, Stanley F LAC. H1-1947.

 

Knight, J R  Completing his basic training at Hednesford, H1-1956

 

Mattinson, Alan  AC 1 H1-1947.

 

Parker, Roger  to RAF, H1-1950.

 

Rhodes, Ken  RAF Cranwell 1963.

 

Roberts, B Henry  Officer Cadet, Pilot RAF, H1-1947.  Pilot training in Isle of Man, H-Spring- 1951. Piloted a Meteor in the Coronation fly-past.

 

Robinson, N P    H7-1950

 

Seed, J H    to RAF   H1-1947.

 

Sleddon, G J   H1-1950. In RAF training for a commission, H-Spring-1951

 

Stirling, Frank I  RAF Henlow 1963.

 

Thomason, O N  Learning Russian H1-1952.

 

Topping, J   AC1, Square-bashing at Bridgnorth; trade training at Wythall; RAF Staff College, Bracknell,  H1-1950.

 

Travis     Seen at Wythall by J Topping.  H1-1950.

 

Walton, John Butler  Membership Register 1177, 24th November 1950.  Pilot Officer, Education Officer, RAF Pembrey,

 

Warburton, Stephen Andrew  Pilot Officer Navigator  1963.

 

Wiggins, G R   ex-ATC, training to be a pilot, H1-1950. Officer Cadet, flying training on Prentices at Feltwell, Norfolk, H7-1950. Awarded his pilot’s wings at No 3 Flying Training School, Feltwell, H7-1951.