The 71st Entryof Aircraft Apprentices arrived  at  the  No  1  School  of

Technical Training RAF Haltonon  the  29th  April  1952  tocommence a unique three year training experience

to qualify as  Aircraft  Technicians  in  the respective trades ofEngines,  Airframes, Armaments, Instruments

and Electrics.

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After three years of being groomed to a    standard  of  technical  excellence  as           'Trenchards Brats',  the  survivors  of the 71st Entry graduated on 6th April  1955  as  Junior Technicians and  were  posted  to  selected  Royal Air Force Units  to  apply their new found skills  

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 In response to the majority of our dwindling membership, the Haltons71st website will no longer be maintained and will be closed down.  Contact with our  members will be via a quarterly Newsletter the first of which will be issued mid December 2020.

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