Royal Air Force Halton Aircraft Apprentices Association (RAFHAAA) was
formed in September 1980 to meet the need for a point of focus for
all those young boys who went through the "Halton Grinder"
and emerged at the other end as fully-fledged "Trenchard
Brats"! At the 2010 AGM it was proposed and accepted
that the name of the association should be changed to drop the word
"Aircraft" from the title and thenceforth be known as the
RAFHAA and to be informally known as "The Old
If you are not already a member of this elite band then why not get
in touch? The association has approximately 3500 members
and holds a major reunion at Halton every three years (the next one
is scheduled for September 2016).
The RAFHAA twice yearly publishes a magazine called, "The
Haltonian" and, in addition, sends a Newsletter two or three
times a year to all members. It also performs the vital
function of bringing ex-Apprentices together in renewed
comradeship. The RAFHAA is also a registered charity.
The Association may be able to assist you in making contact with
other members of your Entry, most of whom now have their own Entry
Association. (Go to the "Entries" button on the
Menu to check if your's has been
updated. Or, if your Entry can't be found, consider
getting organised and create a site).
The official contact address for the RAFHAA is as follows:
ROYAL AIR FORCE HALTON APPRENTICES ASSOCIATION
Bucks HP22 5PG
Telephone: 01296 696896 (with Answerphone).
You can also e-Mail to the following address firstname.lastname@example.org
or click on the following
The office is manned Tuesdays and Thursdays only, between 0900 and 1300
Donations, bequests and legacies may be forwarded to the General
Secretary and made payable to the "RAF Halton Aircraft
Apprentices Association Charity No.292523".
To join the RAFHAA click here
To read the RAFHAAA Constitution (2009)
To read the minutes of the 2016 AGM
To Print the February 2017 Newsletter,