RAF Apprenticeships celebrates its centenary 1920-2020

2020-04-16T13:43:16+01:0016th April 2020|

In 1920, the first entry of RAF Aircraft Apprentices arrived at RAF Cranwell to start on what was then a very innovative three-year scheme of technical training. This was the brainchild of the ‘Father of the RAF’ Lord Trenchard, the first Chief of the Air Staff when the RAF formed in 1918, who was acutely aware that the success of the Service required a solid corps of highly skilled specialist airmen engineers equipped to meet the continual, fast evolving aeronautical technologies and imbued with an aviation ethos by ‘in house’ training.