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CSV Action Desk Leicester
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William Woodward
Location of story: 
Aylesbury
Background to story: 
Royal Air Force
Article ID: 
A4362464
Contributed on: 
05 July 2005

I joined the RAF straight from school as an Aircraft apprentice, at RAF Halton, September 5th 1939.

Because of the war, what should have been a 3-year apprenticeship was cut to just 2 years. I began my training as a boy (aged 15) and left as a man (aged 17).

My apprentice number was: 577280, 40th entry

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