The Royal 97th Entry

No 1 School of Technical Training - RAF Halton


A reunion of the Royal 97th Entry, RAF Halton is to take place at the Hallmark Hotel, Mickleover Court, Derby on 27/29 May 2016. You and your partner are invited to attend. This venue is convenient to the National Arboretum, the subject of Richard Cook's address at the last reunion dinner. This national garden holds the Halton Grove and many other memorials dedicated to the wider RAF and other services. Since our last reunion at Hemel Hempstead, prices have continued to rise and I am afraid that is reflected in the costs for next year.


Single B&B - 65:00
Double B&B - 75:00
Family Room B&B - 105:00
Reunion Dinner - from 26:00

At this stage I need to know who is interested so I can convert our provisional booking to a definite one.


The intention is to gather on Friday 27th May 2016 in the bar of the hotel for a general get together and chat, and maybe the odd drink. Restaurant and bar snacks are available as and when.

Saturday 28th May, a trip to the Arboretum, probably will take maybe most of the day. For those who are not in the mood for that, Richard Cook is preparing a list of alternative delights of Derby!!

Saturday evening, our reunion meal at the hotel.

Sunday 29th May:- Breakfast and disperse.

PLEASE contact me ASAP whether you intend coming or not. It gives me a chance to update the contact list.

Sad News
Whist telephoning around recently, I was shocked to find that Henry West passed away in 2013. I had spoken to him earlier that year and he told me he was in remission from his lung cancer, but sadly it wasn't to last.

Ted Savill
1 Sept 2015