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THIS SITE IS FOR ALL EX 58A APPRENTICES HARROGATE/CHEPSTOW






AAS MEMORIAL
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PASSING OUT PARADE 58A
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58A PASSING-OUT PARADE And PRIZE GIVING 14th December 1960·
REVIEWING OFFICER
LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J. D’A Anderson C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O

The Director-General of Military Training
Army Apprentices School Chepstow

FOUNDED 25th SEPTEMBER 1923
COMMANDANT COLONEL J.R. CORDY_SIMPSON, C.B.E.,
M.C.CHIEF INSTRUCTOR LT COL. J. R. E. HAMILTON-BAILLIE, M.C., M.A.,R.E
ADJUTANT MAJOR D. W. J. JOHNS, THE GREEN HOWARDS
REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR R.S.N. G. W. KIRKHAM, GRENADIER GUARDS
THE PARADE
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The Parade is formed up in mass with the Passing Out Group (58a) in front.
These Apprentices have completed Three years of training and will now be dispersed to Corps of the Regular Army as Tradesmen.
The remainder of the Parade is composed of Junior Apprentices in varying stages of training.
The Officers and NCOs of the Staff do not appear on the Parade,
which is under the command of the
Apprentice Regimental Sergeant Major.Apprentice RSM i/c Parade:
Apprentice RSM I.R. Lusted.
Incoming Apprentice RSM:Apprentice CSM W. T. Van Orden.‘A’ Company
Apprentice CSM B. Roach.‘B’ Company
Apprentice CSM B. T. E. Jolly.‘C’ Company
Apprentice CSM R. S. Furzer.
Commandant’s Orderlies:
Apprentice L/Cpl A. P. Taylor,Apprentice L/Cpl W. D. Jenner.
The School Band, the Corps of Drums and the PipeBands are on Parade.
They consist of volunteer Apprentices.
SEQUENCE OF THE PARADE
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10.15 a.m – Parade marches on to markers.10.30 a.m –
The Reviewing Officer arrives and is received With a General Salute.(Visitors will be seated on the right and left of the Dias. As the Reviewing Officer arrives civilian guestsare requested to stand. Service personnel will standto attention but will not salute.)Inspection of Apprentices follows.Senior Group march past in quick time.
Presentation of the Long Service and Good ConductMedal to Sergeant L. Amos,
The Loyal Regiment. Presentation of the Gunnell Memorial Stick to theIncoming Apprentice RSM, and presentation of the Wynn Sword to the outgoing Apprentice RSM.Junior Groups march past in quick time. Advance in Review order, followed by General Salute.

Passing Out Group march off in slow time.(Guests are requested to stand and Service personnel stand to attention at this juncture.) Junior Groups march off in quick time.(Guests proceed direct to School Gymnasium as soon as the Reviewing Officer has left the Parade Ground.)

11.30 a.m – Prize Giving in School Gymnasium.
PRIZE GIVING
Today’s Prize Giving is for Apprentices who joined the School in
February 1958, January 1959, and January 1960.
SEQUENCE
The Prayer Report by the Commandant
Presentation of Prizes Address by Reviewing OfficerNational Anthem

Lunch will be served to Parents and Relatives at 12.30 p.m.,
And Tea between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m, in the school Dining Hall.

Parents will be shown to their seats for meals On producing the official invitation card.
SCHOOL PRIZE WINNERS

1. WESTERN COMMAND PRIZE. For General excellence with special reference to Leadership: Apprentice RSM I.R. Lusted

2. SOUTH WALES DISTRICT PRIZE. For General Excellence with special reference to Educational Attainments: Apprentice Cpl M. A. G. Taylor.

3. EDUCATION 58A Group 59A Group 60A Group Apprentice Sgt A. Prentice Apprentice Cpl S.W. H. Ebdon. Apprentice F. Royle. Apprentice R. Pettit. Apprentice D.C. Chapman. Apprentice J. S. Rollason. Apprentice R. S. Kingswell

4. TRADE AND TECHNOLOGY 58A Group 59A Group(a) Automobile Engineering (V.M’s.)First: Apprentice Cpl L. B. Daysh. Apprentice J. S. Rollason. Second: Apprentice M. R. Lipscombe. Apprentice P. Slater. Third: Apprentice C. N. Selley. Apprentice R. L. Tanner. (b) Electrician RE First: Apprentice R. J. Edwards. Apprentice T. Cheyne. (c) Fitting and Machine Shop Practice(i) Engine Fitter (Plant)First: Apprentice L/Cpl. D. H. Harding (ii) Engine Fitter (I.C. & Pumps) First: Apprentice L/Cpl. A. R. Buzzard. (iii) Engine FitterFirst : Apprentice Cpl. W. J. Wiggett Second: Apprentice T. Leversuch (d) Welders First: Apprentice P.W. Griffiths Apprentice E. J. Phillips(e) Blacksmiths First: Apprentice D. J. Youdle (f) Draughtsman (Mechanical) First: Apprentice Cpl. M. A. G. Taylor Apprentice Cpl. S. W. Ebdon (g) Ammunition TechnicianFirst: Apprentice K. J. Williams Apprentice L/Cpl. M. R. Pugh (h) Plumber and Pipe Fitter First: Apprentice M. A. Crooke Apprentice A. Brand (i) Survey and Print Trades First: Apprentice B. J. Pocock Apprentice R. M. Aspden
CUPS AND TROPHIES 5. The “Cuddon” Cup – Presented to the best all-round Apprentice in “J” Coy. (Junior Wing): - Apprentice P Crosby. 6. Individual Athletes Cup – Presented by the Civilian Instructional Staff – awarded to the Apprentice adjudged to be the best all-round athlete during the precedingTerm): - Cpl. L. J. Howson. 7. Boxing – The “Cyril Gallie” Cup – For the best performance-in boxing over a period of three years: -Apprentice F. B. Donald.8. “54B” Cycling Cup – Apprentice M. R. Lipscombe.9. Inter-Company Championship, ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL Cup “C” Coy 10. Inter-Company Championship, RUGBY FOOTBALL Cup “C” Coy 11. Inter-Company Championship, SENIOR SHOOTING CUP “A” Coy 12. Inter-Company Championship, INTER-MEDIATE SHOOTING Cup “B” Coy 13. Inter-Company Championship, JUNIOR SHOOTINGCup “B” Coy 14. Inter-Company Championship, SHOOTING Shield “B” Coy 15. Inter-Company Championship, SENIORBOXING – The “Tom White” Shield, “C” Coy 16. Inter-Company Championship, JUNIORBOXING – The “1st Mons” Cup “J” Coy17. Inter-Company Championship, BASKET-BALL – THE 2Malta” Shield “A” Coy

18. Inter-Company Championship, DRILL
COMPETITION – The Adjutant’s Shield “B" Coy
19. Inter-Company Championship, Turn-Out Competition, THE ADJUTANT’S SHIELD “A” Coy 20. Inter-Company Life Saving Trophy “B” Coy

21. Inter-Company Championship Shield “A” Coy Completion, THE ADJUTANT’S SHIELD
INVITATION Guests are invited to visit the School Accommodation,Institutes, and Workshops in the afternoon.

As ExhibitionOf Apprentices’ Work is displayed at as entrance to each Workshop.

Exhibits of the Photographic Club and Handi-Crafts Club will be in the School Library.

THE SCHOOL MASCOT

The School Mascot is a Welsh Mountain Pony obtained For the School by OC ‘A’ Company, Major V. F. P. Millar,RA, in the summer of 1959.Now 20 months old and named ‘Apprentice Beachley’,Our mascot took part in his first ceremonial at the December,1959 Passing-Out Parade, when he was introduced to the Secretary of State for War,

The Right HonourableChristopher Soames, C.B.E., M.P.

On the Parade ‘Apprentice Beachley’ is led by his Groom, Apprentice R.E. Field of ‘A’ Company.

THE GUNNELL MEMORIAL STICKS

/Sgt. L.D. Gunnell, was the Apprentice RSM of 23Group from January to April 1933.

He died in the Middle East in 1945

As a tribute to his memory his Mother presented the silver mounted stick for use by theApprentice RSM.

Each successive holder has his name recorded on the Silver band on this stick.

THE WYNN SWORD Colonel A. H. Wynn, O.B.E., R.E.M.E.,

came to theSchool with No. 5 Group and was Apprentice Sergeant Major

From June 1927 to January 1928. He presented this sword To the School for use by the Apprentice RSM on ceremonial Occasions.
PROGRAMME OF MUSIC

By THE BAND, THE CORPS OF DRUMS, AND THE PIPE BAND Of THE ARMY APPRENTICES SCHOOL Under the direction of Band Sergeant R. Maffia, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders Staff Drum Major A. Colquhoun, 2 East Anglian Regiment Pipe Sergeant A. G. Scott, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Apprentice Drum Majors Military Band: Apprentice W. H. Mackintosh Corps of Drums: Apprentice D/M R. J. Palmer Pipe Band: Apprentice Sgt A. D. Scott-March on – Markers British Grenadiers A/L/Cpl Morrell A/L/Cpl MeggisonA/ Payne 58A Group 13th –18th Hussars … … Band“B” Company Men of Harlech … … Band“C” Company 10th H.L.I … … Pipe“A” Company ) “J” Company ) Westward Ho … … Drums General Salute Dover Castle Band “Troops” Skye Boat Song … … Pipes Rowan Tree … … Pipes Highland Laddie … … Pipes The Earl of Mansfield Pipes March Past-58A Group Wings … … … Band Apprentice ) Hibernian Boys … … Drums Companies ) British Grenadiers Drums Advance in Review Order British grenadiers … Band General Salute Dover Castle … Band March Off58A Group Slow March Auld Lang Syne … Band Apprentice Companies Quick March 2/7 Burma Rifles … Drums

NEXT MOVE COVE

the missing group cove 1961.


front row, 1st Pat Moran, 6th James Oliphant, 7th Greenland, 8th Trev Kerridge, 9th Pete Littlefear.
Middle row, 1st david lloyd, 3rd Pat Irvine, 4th Peter Lock, 5th mick marsh, 6th mick lee, 10th hank lawrence.back row, 1st Leo Howson 2nd reggie hughes, 3rd Bill Jenner, 6th ted lowbridge 7th Maginnis 9th brian hunnybun
from James Oliphant



Farnborough 1961 from peter day


top row left to right 2nd Mike Crooke. Middle row, 2nd Pete Day. 10th Paddy Doherty, front row, 6th Jim Carthew. 7th Andy Doherty





1961 Training Regt 58A members Cove Farnborough

1st row ?
? Youdle, Parks, ? Simmonds,
2nd row, Rogers, Prendiville, ? Moore, Topliss, Quale, ? ? Reed, Turnbull,
3rd row, Palmer, Jones, ?, Stephenson, White, Wingrove, Pocock, ? Redford, Scott, Payne,
4th row, ? Lucas, Shelley, Pocock, Cpl Kibble RE, Palmer, Wardle, ? ? Winder,