91st Entry RAF Locking Apprentices


Allan (Taff) Jones

Have to report the passing of Allan (Taff) Jones 23rd November 2023.

RIP Taff with your fellow entry members who have passed

Mike Underwood

Have to report the passing of Mike Underwood yesterday 31st August 2023.
I have no other details

RIP Mike with your fellow entry members who have passed

John Nash

Read the following post on Facebook today 31st August 2023:

It is with great sadness that I have to post that John Nash passed away peacefully at home on the 25th August and will be greatly missed by all those close to him. His funeral will be held at Lincoln Crematorium on 28th September at 1.10 followed by a wake at Woodcocks. We kindly request flowers only from close family. Donations to the family's chosen charities (in lieu of flowers) will be available soon via links within the Lincolnshire Cooperative online obituary for John.
Posted by Graham on behalf of the family.
Addresses for reference...
Lincoln Crematorium, Washingborough Road, Lincoln LN4 1EF
Woodcocks, Saxilby Road, Burton Waters, Lincoln LN1 2BE

RIP John. From your fellow collegues of the 91st Entry RAF Locking

Sad Update

I am sorry to report the passing of Dal Dalrymple in Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales on 24 July 2022

Dal's funeral will be held at The Bridgend Crematorium, Simonston Road, Coychurch, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan CF35 6AB at 13:15 hours on August 18th.

RIP Dal. You will be missed by us all.

I am sorry to report the passing of Keith (Vince) Lawrence in Australia on 24th May 2022.

Feedback from Mike Hill ref. The 60th Graduation Celebration Dinner
Held at The Holt Hotel near Bicester.

Having recently returned from the 91st get together near Bicester I thought I'd update all those not fortunate enough to have been able to attend. It turned out to be very successful and enjoyable judging by the feedback I've already received. We returned to the Holt Hotel near Bicester as this proved very good 3 years ago and was central to all those who had expressed an interest in attending.

A number of photographs were taken which are currently in process of collation and will be added to the next note I send - so I will not bore you with a list of attendees until the pics are included. Sadly we had a very last minute withdrawal as Gilly Palmer, Martin's wife, was taken poorly so were unable to attend and we all send good wishes for her early recovery. Similarly to all those others currently incapacitated with ill health who I will not name here, but our thoughts are with you.

We mostly assembled on the Tuesday so the afternoon/evening was something of a meet and greet and the usual initial recounting of memories! Wednesday was a day of local exploration - I understand the Bicester Outlet had some windfall purchases!! Wednesday evening we had our group dinner after which I said a few words thanking those who had managed to attend and passing on many greetings from those unable to - including a card from Marian & Dal Dalrymple which they had sent direct to the hotel.

This was followed by a very funny and entertaining ad lib "performance" by Clive (Bing) Crosby reminiscing about some of our adventures at Locking. This tickled a few memories and was probably quite illuminating for most of the ladies. Needless to say - the mine and associated exploits were very well covered. Thanks to Bing for that!

Having been involved in arranging several of these get-togethers (Reunion sounds too formal) over the past several years, initially in Weston but subsequently in various locations to minimise travel where possible, I have already indicated that this would be the last I would arrange. Now that I'm 80 I need the time to decide just where to invest my additional 25p a week income! But should anyone wish to arrange any future meets I'd be happy to pass on any tips!

Stay Safe

Big thank you to Mike for all his effort in organising these "Get Togethers" for the Entry.

Visit The Gallery to see the photos from the event. Thanks to Taff Brewer fo all the photographs.