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Halton Boys True Tales from Pilots and Ground Crew Proud to be Called 'Trenchard Brats'The RAF Halton Apprenticeship Scheme has a deserved reputation for excellence The brainchild of MRAF Hugh Trenchard the founder of the Royal Air Force it took the 'traditional' idea of an apprenticeship and interpreted it in a novel way It allowed teenage boys from any social background or geography to learn a technical trade that would euip them for their future lives within and beyond the RAF It also gave the best an opportunity to become pilots and break into the once public school dominated officer class Of the 50000 boys trained as apprentices seventeen won the Sword of Honour at Cranwell andthan 1200 were commissioned with 110 achieving Air Rank Eighteen have been knighted with well over 1000 others being honoured at va

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kindle í Halton Boys Download Á ❮EPUB❯ ❀ Halton Boys: True Tales from Pilots and Ground Crew Proud to be Called 'Trenchard Brats' ✻ Author Sean Feast – Danpashley.co.uk The RAF Halton Apprenticeship Scheme has a deserved reputation for excellence The brainchild of MRAF Hugh Trenchard the founder of the Royal Air Rious levels of state More than a hundred Halton Boys served as pilots in the Battle of Britain and manyas airframeengine fitters and armourers including the mercurial Don Finlay the former Olympic hurdler Others like Gerry Blacklock and Pat Connolly flew bombers on perilous missions over Western Europe or took part in the famous 'Dams' Raid Then there were the three men murdered for their part in the Great Escape and those who battled and survived years as prisoners of the Japanese in the Far East In the jet era ex apprentice Graham Hulse became an 'ace' in Korea serving with an American fighter suadron and Mike Hines went on to become OC 617 Suadron after having first flown operations during the Suez crisis Others like Char

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Les Owen became a pioneer commercial jet pilot and Peter Goodwin had the misfortune of being captured in the first Gulf War and used as a human shield Some forged successful careers beyond the RAF like Lawrie Haynes who was on the main board at Rolls Royce and is now chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and Eugene Borysuik one of the many Polish apprentices trained at Halton who enjoyed a successful career at GEC And there were many others beyond air and ground crew including policemen government officials and even bishops whose careers started with the Halton family This is the story of Halton told through and by the boys who were there and who are still proud to be called 'Trenchard Brats