93rd Entry R.A.F.Halton
40th Reunion Dinner
The 40th anniversary of our graduation dinner took place at the Bellhouse Hotel, Beaconsfield on Friday 2nd August 2002. The event was arranged by Colin Ferrier and Dennis Williams. There were 57 93rders and 46 guests present.
Apologies were received from the following: Ron Laidler, Trevor Rowe, Dave Haydon, Gordon Rayfield, Nigel Ashley, Graham Gardener, Pete Quinlan, John Hygate, Ron Morrison, Mathew Avons, Trevor Hughes, Norrie Phillip, John Jefford, Mick Brosnan, Pete Martin, Brian de la Mare, Andy Andrews, John Wray, Tony Garland, Barry Brown.
Unfortunately I will not be attending the reunion,but at the appropriate hour I will be drinking a silent toast to all of us.Please pass on my sincerest best wishes to everyone and accept my apologies .Since I have been living in South Africa for a quarter of a Century this is now my home and I would feel like a fish out of water in the UK .
Ginge Knight piped us into the dinning hall and provided the cabaret after dinner.
Before dinner Colin Ferrier made a welcoming speech and between courses Dennis Williams said a few words about the reunion whilst Ian Maxey reminded us of some of the Entry's more memorable moments. A toast was made to those who were unable to attend and to those who are no longer with us. Finally Ian McKay the last serving member proposed the Loyal Toast.
During the meal many old friendships were renewed and innumerable memories relived. The party continued until 4 a.m. but true to all apprentice training all made breakfast. On Saturday morning we were entertained at Halton House, given a tour and an excellent history of the building. This was followed by a visit to the Apprentice Museum on Henderson Parade Square, the former boxing gymnasium. To complete the morning we assembled at Saint Georges Church where Min Larkin from the R.A.F.H.A.A.A. had a memorabilia stall. We were given a briefing on the procedure to have an Entry window added to the church. Colin Ferrier and Dennis Williams have volunteered to act as our representatives and to organise the collection of donations, you will be contacted soon.
Carole and Clive Penton Jenny and Ian Maxey outside the Museum
George Tulloch Rod and Gill Woodworth Paul and Diane Dickinson Tony Lark
Dennis Williams Ray Evans Gill and Rod Woodworth Dennis Williams
Chris Wilkinson and Peewee Brown Colin Ferrier
Sue Baker John Fowlie Vivian Davies George Tulloch and Phil Mitchell
Wendy and Ian McKay Madeline and Mike Tinson
Paddy Cowan and Shaun Molloy Anne and Reg Buckland
Rita Martin Phil Mitchell George Tulloch
Diane Dickinson Tony Lark Tony's Daughter John Martin
Finally Dennis Williams has a number of souvenir Ballpoint Pens at £1 and a few Whiskey miniatures at £3.50 including postage and
packaging left, please contact him direct.
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