Royal Air Force Cosford

Royal Air Force
February 1955 to July 1956

Royal Air Force St Athan

February 2005 saw the 50th anniversary of the 24th Entry of Boy Entrants 'signing on' at Royal Air Force Cosford for training in the trades of Air Radar, Air Wireless, Ground Wireless, Airframe, Armament, Engine, Electrical, Instrument, Cook and Telegraphist.

A Reunion to commemorate the Anniversary took place over 14 -16th February 2005, at the Moat House Hotel, Telford. All 'boys' who spent time training with the 24th at Cosford or St Athan were invited, as were their wives / partners.

It is estimated that in 1955 - 56 there were 400 - 450 boys who were in the 24th Entry. Sadly, some are known to have died, but over 100 boys have been 'found' and over 60 attended the reunion.

The main events were a visit to the Cosford Aerospace Museum, a Reunion Dinner, a Remembrance Service and a Tour of Cosford followed by Lunch in the Fulton Block. For a list of those who attended one or more of the reunion events - click here.

Thanks are due to Reg White, Air Radar, who did most of the work in organising the reunion, assisted by Fred Watkins, Air Wireless and Joe Kendrick, Air Radar, who organised and conducted the Remembrance Service. We are also grateful to Sqn Ldr Vic Kinnin (32nd Entry, Photographer) Cosford's Community Relations Officer who made it possible for us to spend time on the Station.

More about the Reunion Events.


Thanks to Sqn Ldr Vic Kinnin, David Grey, Dennis Lancaster, Roy Montgomerey, Ken Simmonds and Fred Watkins for the photographs in the reunion reports. If you have any that can be included please contact Fred