209 Entry

Pictures from John Mackeprang
also check the 312 entry page for a copy of part of the passing out parade book, including prizewinners.

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209th Craft Apprentices on their Passing Out day, what a happy bunch of campers we are, not one smile at the thought of leaving Cosford?
Where are they all now..............Actually Dave (Noggin) Nolan e-mailed me early this year, out of all of the Entry, Dave was the one who disappeared without a trace after leaving Cosford so hearing from him was a complete surprise. After that I tried to find the others but have only came up with Don (Luigi) Mitchell.
The last I can remember hearing of any of the others is as follows.........

Paul Donaghue - Mardet detachment Tengah 1972 ..............
Jim Green - Jock Burnett - permanent fixtures at Kinloss........
Dusty Miller - arrived RAF Bruggen 1988 just as I was leaving............(he had thought he was a permanent fixture at Kinloss)
Trev Compton - married a landlords daughter in the Lyneham area...... (or was that wishful thinking on Trev's part)
Keith Cox - last seen leaving Brize for Maharraq 1970........... heard he was at Scampton around 1977.....
Phil Miles - Arrived at Cottesmore not long before I left the mob in 1994.........
Addy Adams - spotted at various locations worldwide.......(the blush always gave him away)..... last heard of on Tonka F3s (Leeming?)

So if there are any of you out there, get in touch
mackeprang@tinyworld.co.uk