If anyone in these photos would like their faces obscured and/or their names removed just ask, its easy to do.
Whats New in June 2021: 46 course Graduation
These course photographs are mainly reproduced in numerical order. At the end of this post are some anonymous course photos. If you recognise yourself please let us know which course it is.
There are some older course photographs from the old School of ATC in the post on that unit. Click on the photos on that page to get a bigger version. You’ll find them here
As an ex Nine Course ATCO Cadet I’m exercising a sort of “droit du seigneur” to post that course first. The Nine Course photos are also unusual in that they are group photos taken at Marshalls of Cambridge in 1967 during our PPL training not the usual “all stood and sat in a group outside CATC” format.
This also a “Style” page – fashions through the ages, not just clothing but shoes, hairstyles and indeed facial hair.
9-1 No 9 ATCO Cadet Course via John Faulkner
L to R: Richard Dawson, Keith Thompson, Tony Grellier, Graham Bell, Pat Blant, Joan Tozer, John Faulkner, Vaughn Orchard, Jeff Hull, Roger Home, Clive Eglinton
9-2 Also No 9 ATCO Cadet Course via John Levesley
L to R: John Levesley, Paul Jennings, Chris Swinn, Dave Innes, Ray Oldfield, John Newman, Geoff Lovatt, John Welsh, Ian Irwin, Alan Jack, Terry Gale
and here is half of No 12 ATCO Cadet Course from Malcolm Hemming
12-1 Cambridge, May 1968; Colin Chisholm, John Byrom, Trevor Goodson, Beverley Turner, Adrian Bowyer, Judith Lowe, Malcolm Hemming, Christine Lofthouse, Nigel Green, Brian Jones, William Armit
and from Dave Smith, the other half of 12 Course
12-2, names from Dave Smith and Malcolm Hemming
back row left to right
Richard Faris – Steve Gibbs – Martin Emery – Paul Bowen – Ron Bilson – Dave Smith
Dave Mirams – Alwyn Lewis -Ian Linton – Kenneth Smeaton – Tim Prince
and from Tim Prince No. 12ers at the Stansted FTU and wondered whether it might be of interest?
It is not the best quality but from right to left: Christine Lofthouse; Ian Linton; Judith Lowe [later Chisolm]; Malcom Hemming; me. 1969
No 2 Cadet Course at Oxford 1963 from Peter Wilde
Left to right it shows
Keith Allen, Dick Bentley, Chris Barrows, Paul Dickinson, Jim Westgate, Steve Learoyd, Gerry Bond, Peter Wilde, Gordon Gault, Liz Woodley, Monty Evans, Dorothy Kemble, Ann O’Donnell, Gillian Knapper, Dave Robinson, John Nordbo, Keith Williams, Bob Ochonski, Gordon Doggett, Bill Pye, Chris Swan, Tom Toy, Dave Carney, Peter Bailey and Alan Vogt.
No 3 ATCO Cadet Course via Peter Hargreaves
Back row: Mike Grove, Steve Berry and Al Carter.
Middle row: Paul Eite, Chris Prentice, Geoff Godwin, Dave Rushton, Willie Devlin, Dave Anderton, John Sweeney, Chris Harris, Bob King and Johnny (Jake) Russell(he was from 3rd Cadet Course)
Front row: Howard (Ted) Tilly, John Reid, Chris Perry, Hugh Burns, Geraldine Hodgson, Penny Norton, Val Cook, Terry Shears, Pete Taylor and Dick Smith.
Anderton, Reid, Perry, Norton and Shears were early departures
No 6 ATCO Cadet Course
6-1 Part of Number 6 Course February 1966 at Cambridge via John Bennett.
Names left to right are Dave Coxon, Phil Kirby, Iain Finlay, Piers Butler, Geoff Dennis, Ian McConnell, Paul Mossman, Rob Herron, John Bennett, Phil Barry, Dave Hough, Alastair Campbell, John Marley, George Ballantine, Maurice Farley ( Instructing Staff seated )
6-2 from Dave Coxon left to right; Ian Finlay, John (Jock) Hutchinson, Dave Coxon, Russ Randall, Alan Shaw, Rob Wadley, Geoff Strutt. Photo taken at Stansted Field Training Unit 1966.
No 8 ATCO Cadet Course
No 8 course 50 years on
and the way they were………….
Here’s a couple of photos of No8 Course from Mike Inglis. In the graduation photo, his brother-in-law, the late Campbell McAdam, is directly behind the lady in the front row with the white top. In the lower photo, he’s the tall one in the middle.
Looking at the top picture that looks like Leo Murphy just right of centre at the front and standing tall at the middle back is Dave Brown. I also think that’s Peter Metherall 4 rows back and 3 in from the right- atchistory
8-2 they are a bit too far away so here below is a closer shot to help identify faces.
Paul Funnell has sent in more on 8 course
8-8 No 8 Cadet Course graduation pictures HH Times 2 May 1969
George Hutton has provided the names of all those who graduated from 8 Course.
In alphabetical order:- Alan Bailey, Don Binks, Dave Brown, Roger Budgen, Graham Campbell, Vince Cockett, Dave Cook, Adrian Enright, Paul Funnell, John Gilbert, Chris Holland, Dick Hughes, George Hutton, Fred Johnson, Alan Jones, Pat Lawrence, Campbell (Tarry) McAdam, Peter Metherall, Maurice Minshall, Leo Murphy, Ray Petty, Robin Pierce, John Rodgers, Dave Smith, John Smith, John Summers, Jim Turnbull.
8-9 Eric Parker
No 11 ATCO Cadet Course from Bob Pearson
11_1 from Brian Welford
to the left of the aircraft, Top Row and all left to Right
Martin Trickett, Ray Plant, Jim Coulter, Bob Pearson, Graham Knight and Dick Ackland
Seated – John Mason, Pete Rose, Jane Sawyer, Janet Walsh, Graham Sweet.
To the Right of the aircraft – Top Row
Dave Taylor, Robin Baker, Dave Millet, John Jameson, Roy Langridge, Brian Welford
Seated – Hugh Brown, Pauline Webb, Hilary Baker, Shirley Christie, Roger Bartlett
Brian reminds us that courses 11 and 12 were the first Student Cadet courses whereby those who weren’t class to class were given ATCA training and, I believe, some ATCA practical experience.
No 13 ATCO Cadet Course
Brian Waterston and other colleagues recognise the guy on the far right of the line up. He is Warwick Nixon. He died a few years ago and was ex Oceanic and before that ScATCC Airways.
Warwick also worked at Ulster Radar – atchistory .
14 Cadet Course courtesy of Pete Bish
Here’s the end of course picture, taken on Pete’s camera, but he cannot recall who clicked the button ! 16 of the 22 starters finished the course as follows.
Left to right:
John Collier (LATCC then resigned to Jersey), Paul Smith (LATCC),
Charlie Millar (ScATCC, LATCC), Gerry Hewitt (Cardiff, Heathrow, TC West
Drayton), Harold Shaw (OACC), Mike Bennett (LATCC, Swanwick. Deceased),
Pete Heath (Manchester), Paul Louden (Heathrow, Edinburgh, GM Swanwick),
Archie MacIntyre (?,ATCEU. Deceased), Pete Brewer (LATCC, Swanwick), Stu
Lineham (ScATCC ?), Nigel Warner (ScATCC), Pete Bish (Heathrow, TC West
Drayton). Hiding behind Stu is Jim Morrison (LATCC).
Absent from the picture are Vince Lawson (?, Sumburgh, ?) and Pete
Withers (LATCC. Deceased).
No 17 ATCO cadet course
names from Roy Bradbury
Names Back Row L-R
Arthur Budd, Stuart Weatherley, Chris Thomas, Steve Garner, Charles Duncan, Phil Lister, Martin Strachan, Claus Suttie, Roy Bradbury, Jim Christie, Brian ??
Front row L- R
Glen Bryant, Eric Pyrodgrotski ?, Dan Docwra, Bob Robinson, Keith Young, Cecilia Hamilton (married Womersley), Denny Johns ( married Bradbury), Mike Ingrouille, Les Allwood, Peter Marks, Robin Gunter, Brian Edwards.
Most, if not all are retired. Cecilia died and I believe Phil Lister, who left to fly may, also have died. Charles Duncan, Dan Docwra, Brian ? and myself did not make the finish line and I was the only one to remain in ATC. Claus went to Eurocontrol and Mike Ingrouille returned to his native Guernsey. Most finished up in the great LATCC MEDIATOR muddle and did nothing for over 12 months after completing the course. Denny became so disillusioned she married me and came to Luton in protest !! Bob Robinson and Arthur Budd were the stars and were posted to Heathrow.
(I think Claus Suttie subsequently instructed at CATC- atchistory)
Les Allwood says he believes the missing name is Brian Blackman. He was hospitalised after a serious car crash during our Aerodrome course, and was re-coursed onto 18, although he did not graduate.
By the time of our graduation in September 1972, we had acquired Lesley Austin (another car crash victim) and Pete Helier from 16 Course. We were the first course to graduate following the formation of the Civil Aviation Authority, and our licences were presented by Lord Boyd-Carpenter, the first chairman.
We had the “luck” to be the first course to be ear-marked for LATCC following the introduction of the Mediator system. A few escaped this fate – Arthur Budd to Heathrow, Pete Marks to Sopley Radar, Martin Strachan to Aberdeen, Jim Christie to ScATCC, Eric Pzygrotski (?) to Prestwick, Robin Gunter and Brian Edwards to Manchester and Bob Robinson to Eastern Radar. Those of us without friends in high places just resigned ourselves to strip-bashing at LATCC. As it turned out, the wait for radar training was not as long as we had feared.
and just in from Roy Bradbury
The line up above is left to right Glenn Bryant, Robin Gunter, Steve Garner, Chris Thomas, Phil Lister, Denny Johns, Les Allwood, Cecelia Hamilton, Roy Bradbury, Martin Strachan, Claus Suttie and Dan Docwra.
No 18 ATCO Cadet Course from Howard Thomas
Back row l to r: Richard Hawkin, Brian Smith (dec’d), Phil Wildey, Gren Paget, Al Ibbotson, ??, Mike Walton, Dave Smith (dec’d), Bob Coney, Roland ??, Phil Lawless
Front row l to r: Ray Redford (dec’d), Jim Nairn (dec’d), Mike East, ??, Howard Thomas, ??, ??, John Ketchen (dec’d), Ian Davies, John Pearson.
Grenville Paget added “Next to Al Ibbotson is Eric. Ian Davies is Davy; I think next to Howard is Tony? “.
Back row l to r: John Pearson, Al Ibbotson, Brian Smith (dec’d), Bob Coney, Richard Hawkin, John Ketchen (dec’d)
Front row l to r: Mike East, Jim Nairn (dec’d), Phil Lawless, Howard Thomas, Ray Redford (dec’d), Phil Wildey, Dave Smith (dec’d).
18-3 Cavern Bar, Bournemouth, most of the course plus Alan Rackham, Maurice Smart and John Townsend.
No 19 ATCO Cadet course
Malcolm Hemming starts the ball rolling with some names and Bob Golding filled in the gaps
Back Row: Mike Legg, Andy Barff, Pete Misselbrook, Mike Gunston, Dick Gallop, Ken Karran (IOM), Bob Neville, Stuart Patching, Pete Carter, Bob Peacock, Colin Atkins, Mike Caston, Roch Albury, Roger Bigmore.
Front Row: Billy Nielson, Bob Golding, Tony Watkins, Geoff Wild, Liz Jordan, Tony Paintin, Bob Gregory, Paul Lucas, Chris Cosgrave.
No 20 ATCO CADET COURSE from Dennis Crabb via Steve Balfour
No 21 ATCO Cadet Course assembled at CATC Hum on 23 Nov 1970; graduating 23 Nov 1973. from Ray Draper (anyone got a better ie non photocopied 1970 phot0?)
21_1 Back row left to right: Ross Wood, Andy Petch, Rod Jackman, Ian Alexander, Martin Pettit, Andy Drain, Bob Stevens, Tim Mills, Greg Dollerson, Phil Harris, Phil Layton, Mike Dean, Tony Merton-Jones.
Front Row left to right: Geoff Greavey, Allan Foney, Phil Witcher, Ray Draper, Patience Aylieff, Maria Quinn, Rich Gardner, Barry Wells, Paul Davies, Bill Maffey.
Those underlined were lost during the 3 years and did not complete the course.
During the period, 21 Course was joined by John Brough, Mike Walton and Alasdair Benny. Also, we added Jim Hogarth, Alan Kennedy, Mike Bunn, along with Kemal Douadi and Chabane Al Arafat from Algeria, for No 181 Approach Course.
21_2 The later course photo at CATC shows the survivors in their original places. Maria Quinn is holding the course mascot — Poffrey Badger — which went flying with us at Denham and White Waltham, and was last known mounted on the wall of the tea-room at CATC.
21_1 The group shown standing includes John Brough and Mike Walton and was probably taken during the graduation day. L to right are: Tony Merton-Jones, Martin Pettit, John Brough, Geoff Greavey, Rod Jackman, Maria Quinn, Mike Walton, Tim Mills (at rear), Allan Foney, Andy Petch, Ray Draper, Phil Layton, Greg Dollerson, Ross Wood, Ian Alexander.
No 23 ATCO Cadet Course
23-1 names from Malcolm Ross
23 Course photo is the starting line up, Sept 1971
Back Row L-R John Woodside, Roy Gregory, Nigel Smith, Nigel Wilshaw, Tony Mason, Malcolm Ross, Jim Ward, Graham Hayward, Ian Mackinnon, Colin Scarse, Pete Weller.
Front Row Mike Baggaley, Dave Gallop, Gordon Bain, Kenny Alexander, Mick Baxter, Alan Barnes, Terry Clark, Dave Brindle, Bob Gosling, Steve Clark, John Gardiner.
23_3 Also during the long Aerodrome course we managed to field a football team! Seem to remember playing the EU and RAF Sopley amongst others. I managed to break a finger playing whilst on the Terminal course and the licence presentation photo has me in plaster and bandaged!
No 24 ATCO Cadet Course
24-1 names from Tim Marshall and Christine Goodwin
January 1972 Initial Course
Back Row Standing : Tim Marshall, Dave Rosher, Paul Spencer(Dec’d), Stu Brighton, John Wildman, Geoff Bailey (Tels), Clive Gell, Mike Vale, Barry Fryer, Phil Rattlidge, Harry Homan, Bert Hayes.
Front Row Seated : Andy Hay, Pete Stastny (Tels), Steve Sharpe, John Paton, Christine Goodwin(nee Thorburn), Janet Firminger, Jim Shaw, Gerry Newman, Rick Morton, Chris Batstone.
No 25 ATCO Cadet Course
Back row L – R:
Graham Parkin, Jon Cox, Terry Humber, Steve Cox, ?, Steve Harkins, Tony Nelson, Chris Chapman
Middle row L – R:
Barry Hodge, Paul Wilson, Tony Tuxhill, Brian Jacobi, Mike Parkes, Ian Mason, Pete Denny, Phil Clarke
Front Row L – R:
Pete Hulse, Robin Lodge, Roger Wannop, Brenda Poll, Linda Johnson, ?, Bob Rowland-Rouse, ?
Back Row L – R:
Roger Wannop, Ian Mason, Barry Hodge, Paul Wilson, Steve Harkins, Pete Denny, Terry Humber, Tony Nelson, Bob Rowland-Rouse
Front Row L – R:
?, ?, Robin Lodge, Linda Johnson, Brenda Poll, Pete Hulse, Jon Cox
thanks to Bob Rowland-Rose for the photos and names.
No 26 ATCO Cadet Course
26-1 Steve James, Bob Allen, Paul Ravenscroft
Stu Jones, Ron McNab, Veronica McHugh, Malcolm Cottle,
Chris Clarke, Dave Mobbs, Pete Clarke, Pat Flynn, Colin Taylor,
Trevor Hughes, Stu McDonald, Simon Peel, Gordon Frampton, Steve Sanghera, Paul Templeman (Luton), Oliver Smith, John Trigg.
No 28 ATCO Cadet course
28-1 Thanks to Phil Harris and Clint Gurry for the names
Back row, left to right.
Terry Huckle, Robin Elder, Peter Young, Ian Weston, John Platt, Ian Barber, Clint Gurry, Graham Lake, Brian Tennent, Willie Muir, Pete Parsons, Barry Winch.
Steve Hobbs, Bob Hills, Gary Powis, Brian Middleton, Bridget Platt, Wendy McDonald, Mickey Baker, Bob Parry, Keith Cockayne, Tony Culley, Martin Barrell, Ivor Sims.
1972 Direct Entry inc class to class Course
Malcolm Hemming reckons he can see the following gents:
Ken Hanley, Pete MacDermott, Malcolm Ferguson, Pete Humphrey, Derek King, Terry Thomas, Bob Trott, Mike Martin, Martin Alder, Brian Race (?) and Graham White…
Pete Humphrey and Derek King were a year ahead of me and I was on the November 1973 entry. I think Chris Bryan was on the course but Bob Trott I’m sure was 6 months ahead i.e. May 1972 along with Gerry McColl and maybe Mike Martin and Chris Clark. Brian Wildey
From Bob Trott, All Malc’s suggestions are correct, but Brian has a few things wrong.
There are a few other names I can add. It was a combination of ex RAF and Army non-comms, Royal Navy Officers, and some Class to Class individuals and I think started Sept 1972. Pete Terry, Tony McAndrew, Tony Burke, Chris Lewis, Bill Walker are some of those missing. It was quite a stir up of the CAA ATC admin at the time – all the Officers went to Airfields, all the remainder went to LATCC. Graham While was ex Merchant Navy who knew Ted van Dort from those days and got in touch when his Aerodrome famil was not to his liking (I think Inverness but certainly Scotland) and got it changed. Unfortunately, he had told me about the plan but it was myself his post was swapped with (mine was Farnborough) and after much management wrist wringing, it was changed back again!
Some extra names of the Non-State people have leapt out at me! Eric Gibson who went to Filton, John Haffendon who was Shoreham and I think eventually became SATCO and then Airport Manager there. There was another from jersey whose name has yet to surface.
No 30 ATCO Cadet Course – Graduation photo Dec 76 photo and names courtesy of Geoff Nash
Names are . . .
L/R rear row :Alan Mitchell, Chris Hyett, Julian Andrews, Steve Hall, Ian McBean, moi Geoff Nash, Keith Richardson, Richard Ness, Dave Moffat.
L/R front row : Mike Mothershaw, John McKay, Bob Hillyer, Mike Male, Martin Sutton, Bob Hoskins, Graham Wilson.
No 31 ATCO Cadet course
First photograph of ATCO 31 Course
Back row left to right: Edward Wallace, Alan Hossack, Steve Slight, Dave MacMillian, Dave Shaw, Dave Pitman, Don Gilham, Andy Price, John Baker, Pete Pennie, Steve Lambert, Chris Herbert and John Mulholland.
Front row left to right: John Campbell , Maurice LaLanne (Seychelles), Derek Gilbertson, John Abdo, Doug McLean, Keith Thom, Margaret Thomson, Pete King, Paul Glasby, Steve Oakes and Colin Rodgers.
graduation photo via Derek Gilbertson
Back row left to right: Edward Wallace, Chris Herbert, Steve Slight, Alan Hossack, Dave Shaw, Pete Pennie, Paul Glasby, Don Gilham, Steve Lambert, and John Baker.
Front row left to right: John Campbell, Andy Price Derek Gilbertson , Margaret Thomson, Doug McLean, Steve Oakes, Pete King and John Mulholland
No 32 ATCO Cadet course September 1974 via Martin Smith
Front row: Left Mike Inglis, 4th left: John Siddell, 6th left: Brian Warrender
Middle Row: 2nd left: Ian Smith, 4th Left Me (Martin Smith-when I had hair!), 5th left: Keith Miller
Back Row: 4th left: Graham Pask
Mike Inglis has sent more on 32 Course
32-2 here is an alternative version of 32-1
32Cadet1974Names. Names in brackets refers to their ATCA station prior to the cadetship – D.E. = direct entrant.
32-3 These were the survivors at the end of 32 Course
and here is Mike getting his licence from Bill Woodruff in 1977
No 33 ATCO Cadet course
No 34 ATCO Cadet Course
34-1 Back row L-R Kevin Keohane, ?, Bob Curtis, Keith Green, Les Spevock, Frank Byatt, Tony Norris, ?, ?, ?, Bob George, Rob Marshall
Front row L-R Dave Porteus, ?, Nigel Sylvester Thorne, Robin Hill, ?, ?, Carolyn D’Ambrosio, ?, Sandy Sanford, Jeff Berryman, ? – names from Rob Marshall
and from Alan Grove
Back Row filling the gaps L-R Nigel Knife, Bill Thirtle, Nigel Ostler, Alan Grove
Front row filling the gaps L-R Brian Williams, Anjim Sheik, Des Hadley, Pete Hill, Lesley Halloway (Sue Button)
34-2 In the centre above and below is Air Marshal Sir Ian Pedder. To Sir Ian’s left above is Keith Green (Malcom Bradbury). Rob Marshall adds that “the handsome chap on the right receiving the award is me. I got the golden headset for Aerodrome, Approach Procedural and Approach Radar and Keith Green got it for Area and Area Radar”.
34-3 Names from Malcolm Bradbury, Brian Wildey and Rob Marshall.
34 Cadet Course Back Dave Porteus, ?, Sandy Sanford, Bob Curtis, ?, ?, Keith Green, ?, Tony Norris, Bob George, Frank Byatt, Keith or Kevin ?
Front row L-R Jeff Berryman, Nigel Sylvester Thorne, Sir Ian Pedder, Pete Hill, Carolyn D’Ambrosio, Bill Thirtle, Rob Marshall, Les Spevock, Robin Hill, ?, Amjin Sheik (‘scuse spelling)
and filling in the gaps from Alan Grove
Back row gaps l-r Brian William, Nigel Knife, Nigel Ostler, Alan Grove, Kevin Keohone
Front row gap Des Hadley
No 35 ATCO Cadet Course
Jeff Salter sent in this photo of Ian Douglas from 35 course. It was taken in the coffee room at the College at Bournemouth. It shows Ian with the prop of G-AYNG a PA 28 that he “modified” during our flying training at Carlisle. We went to the trouble of driving it all the way to Bournemouth with a view to donating it to the college to hang on the wall. (previous courses had left course mascots – mostly cuddly toys – which were displayed in cases ). For some unfathomable reason the College management refused it.! They said it did not comply with the ideals of ATC, or something like that. We thought it was much more relevant than a teddy bear!
Ian, if you see this and you want a higher resolution copy of the photo use the comment tab above to contact atchistory
No 36 ATCO Cadet Course
36 celebrate their course leader, the famous H J (Ted) Tilly.
Steve Aylott, Martin Griffin, Steve Moody, Chris Lawson, John Sallaway, Alun Evans, Rich Almond, Dave Paskell, Pete McCulloch, Dave Rogerson, Danny McCaig, Steve Wilson, Brian Jackson, Billy McGonigle, Billy Roger, Pete Williamson
Pete Burgess, Pete Manton, Hugh Brodie, Martin Jefferies, Graham Davies
Phyl Kitch, Trev Davies, Linda Grainger, Mick Walker, Graham Ward, Paul Crickmore, Helen Elliott, Mark or Ian Patterson, Ian Wilson, Paul Worrall, Keith Meakin, Dave West.
thanks to Trev Davies for an update on the above names
No 37 ATCO Cadet Course
thanks to Graeme Bennie for these
This is when we started as No4 UK technical course…23/4/1979 till 22/7/1979
Names as follows and initial postings
Back row L to R
S Forster- Heathrow; R V Graham-Aldergrove; G c Coombs-ScATCC; W Focktarve-Seychelles; G Rumbles-Aberdeen: A Fleming- Glasgow; C Ware -Resigned
D Thomason- Not sure of unit; K McMahon-Prestwick; P Evans-failed; D Grace-LATCC; R Cummings-Aldergrove; S Prout- LATCC; A Lowther-Aldergrove;
R Biggs-LATCC; G Woolfe- Failed; N Whale-LATCC; R Roode-LATCC; M Grace-LATCC
Front Row L to R
A Capper-Liverpool; J Eagles- ScATCC; P Foster-Failed; R Lawson-LATCC; G Bennie-Prestwick; J Evans-Manchester; V Smith-ScATCC ; G Heath-LATCC;
H Mooney-LATCC;G Dinning- Glasgow; D Barrett-LATCC; N Blackhall-failed; K Deasy-Edinburgh; H Leather- Failed; B McInnes-Cardiff
The second photo shows the “survivors” on the Terminal Course in July 1981
R D Cummings Award Winner, R Lawson Award Winner
D W Barrett, G A Bennie, R Biggs, A J Capper, G C Coombs, K B Deasy, G Dinning
J H A Eagles, J R Evans, A J Fleming, S W Forster, D W F Grace, M J Grace
R V Graham, Miss G Heath, M J Lewis, A A Lowther, K McMahon, Miss H T Mooney
R W E Rood, G Rumbles, Miss V M Smith, N D Whale
No 38 ATCO Cadet Course
38-1 Derek Pake provided the original photo above taken in Dec 1981, Dave Wilton has added the names. Bryan Brough provided the info below
38 Course Graduation : the programme and listing of those present
38-2 Bryan made a start of putting names to faces in this picture taken in Aug 1979 . Dave Wilton has provided an updated version of the picture names.
38-3 Bryan gets his yellow peril
No 39 ATCO Cadet Course
my thanks to Alastair Campbell for much of the information here (and my apologies to him for losing his credit details for providing material on 39 Course). Steve Balfour has now added even more below
39-1 is the official course photo taken towards the start of the Technical Course. It was taken on the 24th January 1980 about 3 weeks in to the 16 week slog.
Back Row L-R
Jim McBrinn, Anthony Smoker, Pete Shallcross, Robbie Tod, Nigel Slann, Geoff Carter, Phil Cropper, Dave Park, Bernie Curphey, Paul Robinson, Steve Balfour, Phil Tucker, Chris Brain, Art Smythe, Kev Gothard, Mike Ham, Steve Hazeldine, Chris Kelly (Isle of Man) Bill Coombs, Graeme Fowler, me, Nigel Seal
Front Row L-R
Paul Keeble, Andy Wilson, Rob Osbourne, Nigel Shirlaw, Heather Wintle, Angie now Slann, Alison now Cropper, Steph Simmonds, Gary Gray, Steve Toal, Jim Creegan, Graeme Hamilton
39-2 cast list with postings is:
Back Row L-R
Nigel Seal (LATCC), Graeme Fowler (ScATCC), Art Smythe (ScATCC), Jim McBrinn (AA), Nigel Slann (LATCC), Chris Brain (LATCC), Tony Smoker (LATCC), Alastair Campbell (PF), Steve Hazeldine (PB), Phil Tucker (AA), Bernie Curphey (AA), Phil Cropper (PD), Dave Park PD), Robbie Tod (ScATCC), Chris Kelly (IOM), Geoff Carter (CC), Dave Lamont (LL)
Front Row L-R
Steve Balfour (CC), Andy Wilson (LATCC), Paul Keeble (FF), Jim Creegan (ScATCC), Heather Wintle (LATCC), Gary Gray (LATCC, Area Top Cadet), Bill Coombs (PB, ADC Top Cadet), Steph Simmonds (PK), Alison Stevens (KK), Steve Toal (ScATCC), Kevin Gothard (LATCC), Rob Osborne (SS).
Chris Kelly had been ‘attached’ to us since the start of the Technical Course. He was sponsored by the Isle of Man and wasn’t a NATS (CAA?) employee but followed our course, including the PPL. Can’t imagine that nowadays. Jim Creegan was doing a ‘cadetship’ to get a CAA licence having been an ATCO in Dublin, I think. He went on to ScATCC (as it was then).
In front of the course is a control tower populated by animals (gonks). The course nickname was ‘The Animals’ bestowed upon us by Mr HJ Tilly. He’d made the mistake of putting various stationery supplies at the front of the classroom (out in the huts) at the start of the Tech Course. He was almost crushed to death in the ensuing rush to claim them! ‘Animals, you’re all animals’ was the cry! This Tower was presented to us during our graduation by the instructors and was in a display cabinet in the old CATC. The shovel, used in The Golden Shovel award, presented to the APR Cadet who dug themselves the biggest hole during the week, was also at CATC up until they moved to CTC. I was its first recipient due to having 2 technical losses of separation BEFORE clocks on. The blade was spray painted gold and one of the more ‘arty’ members of the course used to write the names onto it!
The 39 Course Airport Survivors are L-R:
Steve Balfour, Dave Lamont, Jim McBrinn, Steph Simmonds (with camera), Paul Keeble, Steve Hazeldine, Phil Tucker, Chris Kelly, Rob Osborne, Bernie Curphey, Dave Park, Me, Alison Stevens (it came back to me), Phil Cropper, Geoff Carter, Bill Coombs (Top Cadet).
39_6 Paul Keeble’s socks flying from the College Flag Pole
and Steve Balfour’s first assessment test, marked by John Brooks
and three of the Cessna aircraft used by 39 Course at EGMH for PPL Training
The Ted Schaeffer archive
I’m very grateful to the Schaeffer family who passed to atchistory the collection of course photographs that belonged to Ted Schaeffer, and also to Ian Dennis who acted as the courier to get them to us.
I don’t have course number or date for this photo but is after the new building came available in the early 60s and before it was renamed the College. Ted Schaeffer is in the centre row, third from left and is that a young Alan Binning next to him. Centre in the front row is Frank Bulstrode, the Superintendent, and the right of him is Eric Parker. Lots of other names to be filled in but is that John Dancer extreme left? In the back row 2nd from right is I think Dave Gorst and in the centre row 5th from right is perhaps Ian Hislop. Please use the comments link at the top of the page to pass on names.
and now the courses that Ted managed and whose photos he put away in his own collection
No 40 Course
No 41 Course
No 42 Course
Thanks to Dave Shepard for these
Dave Shephard, Bob Ruffle (Shoreham), ? Newcastle ATCO, Terry Wheeler, Mike Holdstock (Luton), Mike Sweet, Andy Kemp, Mike Fochs, Tim Johnson, Jim Clark
Pete Williams, Steve Blake, ? Seychelles ATCO (Freddy Karkaria?)
Front row L-R
Jim Cozens, Adrian Hay, Di Cornwallis, ? Seychelles ATCO (Millie?), ? Lyn (Teesside), Jane Wheeler
Mandy Medley, Dave Court, Martin Cirne
Dave Barlett, Terry Wheeler, Andy Kemp, Mike Sweet, Dave Shephard, Martin Cirne
Jim Clark, Jim Cozens
Front row L-R
Jane Wheeler, Adrian Hay, Mike Fochs, Steve Blake, Dave Court, Tim Johnson, Di Cornwallis
No 43 Course – from Peter Stephens
43-1 Peter has made a first go at names in the document below, he himself is on the right hand end of the front row.
here is the 43 course full lineup from Bob White (to the best of his recollection).
Back row from left; Duncan Kennedy (to CC), Tom Meikle (withdrawn), Paul Whitcombe (to PD, now HI), Bernie Kisby (to SS?, now TC)
Middle row from left; Pete/Steve Davidson (ex KK ATCA), Gary Beaton (unit not known), Mark Levy (now BA skipper), self – Bob White (to AA, then AC, then TC), Pete McWilliams (ex ScATCC ATCA), Mark Willis (to BB, now TC), Chris Nutcher (was Midland skipper, now exec. skipper).
Front row from left; Alan Kinnear (ex PD ATCA, went back there), Dave Smellie (to PF), Gary McCourty (to PF), Helen Brown (to BB), Mark Vidler (to SS, then TC), Amelia Winton (to KK?), Neil Urquhart (withdrawn), Tom Coffey (to BB, then AC), Pete Stephens (from & to Marshalls, SC).
(The AC & TC refer to Area & Terminal control respectively, not Belfast City & Cranfield, but you probably got that!)
No 44 Course
44_1 thanks to Brian Waterston for the photo and names
Back Row L to R
Mark Boddy (Bristol), Kevin Young (LATCC, CATC, LATCC), Keith Domone (LATCC), Mike Dynes (ScATCC), Shaun McConnell (LATCC, Saudi Arabia, USA, Italy, [possibly now in Middle East but not sure]), Rob Peel (LATCC), Stuart Mitchell (LATCC), ……………. (failed), Martyn Rowlands (LATCC), Brian Stuart (ScATCC), ……………. (non CAA), Robert Grant (ScATCC failed to validate)
Front Row L to R
Mark Hooper (LATCC, ScATCC), Kevan Hibbert (MACC, LATCC), Martin Batterby (failed), Judy McKechnie (LATCC) (now Judy Hubble) (Germany, LATCC), Brian Johnston (ScATCC), Gary Oswald (LATCC), Brian Waterston (ScATCC, Oman, Bahrain, ScATCC), ……………. (non CAA) (Carlisle)
No 46 Course Graduation from Simon Thompson via Malcom Hemming
Here's 46 Course on the last day of our graduation course, Friday 8th June 1984. All 18 in this picture validated at either Scottish Centre or West Drayton. BACK ROW L-R (All W Drayton unless specified) Pete Alderson, Alistair Murray, Martin Hill, Chris Hunt, Ian Stock, David George, Simon (Tommo) Thompson, Nick Marsden, Gregor Graham (SCATCC, and then the Middle East) FRONT ROW L-R Jane Smart, Pete Longley, Danny Goldwater (behind P Longley), Clare Liddiard, Derek Pake (SCATCC), Sarah Settle.
No 47 aerodrome course.
identified by Aidan Trotter
No 48 Course
48-1 Thanks to Neil Hughes for identifying the Course
No 49 Course
No 51 Course
No 52 Course
the names are faded but front row left to right is
Dave Smith, Pat Wieland and Jaz Simmonds, Sharon May and Graham Skilton
Jim Young, Gerry Brittan, Steve ???,Laurence King, Gordon McKenzie, Phil Jones, Steve Whybro, Kevin Moore?
Thanks to Dale McLoughlin for identifying Phil Jones and Al Beattie for identifying Laurence King .
No 53 Course
53-1 (Course Start Date 10 January 1983) names from Callum Dodds
Back row, Steve Clarke. John Shaw. Malcolm Judge. Alan Foley. Graham ? Ian Revell. John Whittaker. Callum Dodds
Front row, Kate Badger. Chris Rowden. Lynn Springall. Jim Haran. Barbara MacConnell. Jerry Hobbs
53-2 Callum Dodds sent in these names
Back row, John Whittaker Paul Freeman. Alan Foley. John Dale. Ian Revell. Callum Dodds
Front row, Chris Rowden. John Shaw. Lynn Springall. Jim Haran
No 54 Course
No 55 Course
No 56 and 57 Courses
Photo 56-1 is of 57 course at the start of the APP radar course, Paul Adamson
56-4 is the joint 56 and 57 graduation Paul Adamson
No 58 Course
No 59 Course
No 60 Course
No 61 Course
No 62 Course thanks to Martin Swain
63 Course from Andy Wall
Back row- Andy Wall Gary Black Wendy Winnard Dave Coles Scott Shepherd Tracey Brickles
Front row- Julie Smith Carol Mitchell (now Jones) Vanessa Bowell Paul Nobbs.
64 Course, photos from Andy Wall, names from Jon James
64_1 names and current postings (2016) as follows:
Back Row (l-r): Nigel Fairbairn EGNX, Matthew Flood LACC, Colin Turvey EGSS, Jon James LACC, Gary Elson EGJB, Mark Ambrose (briefly EGBB, now BAW A320 Captain), Glen Davison (Believed working in Middle East), Stewart Dewis LACC, Andrew Morrison (Believed EGHH), George Smith PC
Front Row (l-r): John Harker Unknown, Jane Cook (was Euro-control but since left ATC), Anthony Whitehead LACC, Julie Morrissey (top Cadet) was SRG North, possibly retired? David Montgomery (EGAA, now BAW A320 Captain)
64_2 a Graduation Photo with names as follows:
L-R: Julie Morrissey, Jon James, Colin Turvey, Matthew Flood, Stewart Dewis, Gary Black, Gary Elson, Vanessa Bowell, David Montgomery, George Smith, Anthony Whitehead, Kathy Talbot (nee Barsh), Glen Davison, Tracey Brickles,
65 Course from Alison Seaman
L TO R TOP – BRIAN SEAMAN; PETER HARTLEY; BRYAN PARSONS; KIM (DAVIES??), (EGNX); DAVE CHMILOWSKYJ; COLIN ANDREW; PETER MOORE (EGJJ); SIMON PILKINGTON; JONATHAN JONES
L TO R BOTTOM – GORDON DICKSON; JEREMY MICHEL (EGJJ); SHARON DE BOURCIER (EGJJ); JANE GREENWOOD; ALISON BLAND; STEVE EDWARDS; KEVIN HUNTER; GARETH PARRY; TIM HEPTONSTALL
65-2 Sept 1987 Brathay Hall
L TO R TOP – BRYAN PARSONS; BRIAN SEAMAN, PETER HARTLEY; SIMON PILKINGTON; DAVE CHMILOWSKYJ; COLIN ANDREW; TIME HEPTONSTALL (STAFF MEMBER)
L TO R BOTTTOM – GORDON DICKSON; GARETH PARRY; JONATHAN JONES; JANE GREENWOOD; ALISON BLAND; KEVIN HUNTER; STEVE EDWARDS
(BRYAN PARSONS returned to RAF ATC, SIMON PLIKINGTON & JON JONES became a pilots with BA, DAVE C went to Canada, KEVIN HUNTER no longer in ATC)
65-3 Graduation May 1989 (with 66 Course)
L TO R BOTTOM – ALAN BINNING; TED SCHAEFFER; ALISON BLAND (Now Seaman); DAVE CHMILOWSKYJ; COLIN ANDREW (Top Cadet); ??; JONATHAN JONES (graduated with 66 course); MIKE EDWARDS; JANE GREENWOOD
L TO R MID – MARK AMBROSE (from 64 course); BRIAN SEAMAN; STEVE EDWARDS; GORDON DICKSON; KEVIN HUNTER
L TO R TOP – PETER HARTLEY; NIGEL FAIRBAIRN (recoursed from 64 course); TIM HEPTONSTALL; GARETH PARRY.
65 COURSE WERE JOINED AT VARIOUS TIMES BY NON STATE TRAINEES/ATCOS: TRACEY WHITE (EGGW), MARK GOLDSMITH (EGGW), MIKE GOLDTHORPE, (I think I have Mark/Mike surnames the right way round), ALASTAIR HUNTER (EGAC)
66-1 names from Graham Burfield
Nick Curtis, Paul Copeland, Graham Burfield, Peter Banks, Chris Walsh, Andy Rooney, Antony Badduns, Jon Taysum
Max Rahman, Andy Bowden, Andy Birch, Trevor Stone, Jeremy Brewin, Ken Fowler
Glenda Bailey, Andrea Seale, Kathy Bourden, Sue Wood
Apologies for any spelling mistakes. It was a long time ago!!
66-2 From Alastair Campell – Anon 11 on the right is Colin Andrew, on the left is Ken Fowler (from Mike Inglis) don’t know when. 66-3 has Colin in the middle at the front. .
66-3 Alan Binning, Ted Schaeffer and Mike Edwards are in the front row.
66 Course with the late Glenda Bailey at far right on the front row. Max Rahman is standing behind her and 2nd from left in the back row is Jeremy Brewin. Information I have is that the picture is taken at their graduation sometime in 1989. from Alastair Campbell
This is 67 Course Graduation 1989 back row left to right Jon Boon, Lee Boulton, Nick Bennett, Russ McClymont.
front row Dave Mort, Jane Gilliard (BA Captain now) Nigel Finch. Thanks to Damien Murphy for the info.
68 Course info from Erica Phillips
68 Course started on 15th June 1988. Top picture :
Back l to r: Andy Bright, Dave Westwood, Steve Sinton, Simon Reed, Dan Foster, Andrew Boyd, Mike Turner, Neil Wishart, Glyn Connick, Iain Rose
Front l to r : Spike Bainbridge, Senga MacLean, Erica Thirkettle (now Phillips), Marcia Dunnet, Kim Hatherill, Alex Beattie.
We graduated on 6th January 1990 with some from 69 course:
L to r Dan Foster, Chris Walsh, Mike Turner, Andy Birch, Neil Wishart, Steve Sinton, Trevor ?
Andy Bright, Spike Bainbridge, Erica Thirkettle, Marcia Dunnet, Sue Wood, Glyn Connick, Alex Beattie.
identified by Derek Pake
No 72 ATCO Cadet Course
Outward bound course, memories of rowing along Lake Windermere in the middle of the night! David Kirkwood
David Morrow was on 72 course and the following are the names of Course members in the Brathay photo sent by David Kirkwood (it was taken on 25/08/89):
Back Row: Mick Witney, Ian Ralph, Alan Campbell, Chris Peregrine, Gill Andrews, Bill Backus, Lawrence Lafferty, Keith Chadwick, Graeme Black.
Middle Row (bit complicated this, almost 2 rows!): Brathay employee, Helen Pipe, Brathay employee, Ann Kilfedder (white top), Alison McNab (behind Ann), Brathay employee (black top), Ruth Guest (behind), Gillian Cowell, Brathay employee (in front of Gill), Stewart Settle, Sue Eddie, David English (with beard), Carolyn Smith, Mark Smith, Nick Bennett (in cricket sweater), Mark Downes (behind Nick), myself (in rugby top), Paul Haggerty (behind me), Gerry McLean.
Front Row: David Kirkwood, Dan Schuler, Billy Craig, Alan Williams, Finlay Smith, Roger Clark, Guy Tutin, Rohan Glynn, Simon Powley.
David Morrow also sent the two photographs below. David Williams (missing from the Brathay photo) is 2nd from the right of the whole course photo.
No 73 Course
Back row fourth from left John Barwell second picture also 6 from left second row – Dave Richards
No 75 ATCO course
75-1 names from Dave Richards
Back Row left to right
Dave Richards (LFMU, Leavesden and Eurocontrol), ????, Jon Wall, Dave O’Brian (also Eurocontrol for a while)
Stumpy (Nickname ?), ???? , Dave Redford (LFMU, Eurocontrol), ????, ????, Roger ?.
Don’t remember their names last man was an ATCA at CATC (possibly Ian Keith – Jim Smith?)
???? from Newcastle, ???? , John Leddy, ????, Kumi Jones dcsd I think we were both A watch LATCC assistants before this.
Thanks to Quillon Fox
No 76 Course
from Sharon Duffy
No 77 Course
77-3 Jim Smith suggests the above is 77 course around 1991
Dave Dick says this was my course.
Back Row >, Matt Darling, ??, ??, Dave Dick (Me), Adrian Chudhury, Ivan Stanger,??
Mid Row – Nothing
Front Row ??, ??, ??, Fiona ?, Jane ?, Debbie Minnear, ? and Guy ?
Sorry I can’t remember the rest of the names but it was 1991
78 Course via Andy Wall
from Christine Goodwin
No 81 Course, from Andy Wall
No 85 Course thanks to Brian Duxbury for the info
Back Row L-R: Richard Langley, Richard Stutchfield, Rob Davies, Paul Collier, Richard Newns, Brian Duxbury, Paul Kitchen, James Adams, Craig Overton, David Kennedy, James Harper, Dean Marriot
No 88 Course
Back Row. L-R Adam Crawford, Graeme Kaney, Andy Comber, Paul Madden, Stuart Lynch, Jim Simpson, Chris Barron, Kev Connolly, Mark Lande
Bottom Row. L-R Steve Medlock, Kate Parslow, Steve Kendrew, Sarah White, Steve Maxwell, Mel Whitby, Rob Hibbert
from Rob Hibbert
No 84 Student Foundation Course
90 Course from Steve McNamara
Course ran Jan 94 to May 95
Approx date of photo Sep 95 at graduation; for the ladies their names are their maiden names that they were using when the photo was taken.
Rear Row (L to R): Cath Harraway, Steven Maxwell, Nigel Bradey, Kevin Osborne, Mike Reed, Colin Green, Mike Sheridan
Centre Row (L to R): Paul Russell, Bill Leipnik, Tim Vollam, Matt Cornwall, Gary Baldwin, Steven Burke, Trevor Sweet.
Front row (L to R): Justin Moseley, Steve McNamara, Alison Lee, Kim Strongman, Important NATS/CAA chap, Debbie Lewin, Angie Donoghue, Paula Brisley.
94 Aerodrome Course November 1969 from Ian Jones
Back Row left to right as you look at it
John Pettigrew EGLL ATCA (chopped); John Newman North Denes non CAA;
Ted Bunn EGSS; Bunny Gunston EGBB; George Nesbitt EGCC; Ian Jones
EGKK; John Dann EGHH; Ian Cran (chopped); Brian Grey EGPF; Alan Shanks
EGPK; Bruce Gifford EGCC;
Front Row left to right
Robbie Morris EGAA; Fred Bass EGKK; ???; Andy Martin Lindholme; Ian
Marr Australia; Maurice Whippy EGFF Terry Fennel EGSS?; Dave Radford
EGAA; ??? Alderney.
96 Course (plus some 95 course at a joint graduation) from Fran Slater
Name list wise I can do most of 96 course I think:
Top row left to right:
Andy Legge, Colin Riach, Jane Peters?, Nicola Askell, Jon Oakey? Alan? Lisa Jobson, Loretta ?, Tracey Course, Fran Slater, Louise Woods, Paul Waite, Stu Lindsey
Bottom row left to right:
Chris Gerrard, Gareth ? Chris Reiken, Glen Bilborough, David Corbett, Nic Fewkes, Paul Jacklin, Lachlan ?, Iain Brown, Mike Prince.
That was our starting course photo.
On the graduation photo there are a lot of 95 Course!!! I’ll get working on names and get back to you.
photo and details from Simon Barry
Top L-R Derek McDade, ??, ??, Andy?, Cav?, Rob Eckford?, Jimmy Woods, Dave Allan Wayne?, Dave Brain, Ed Bott, Mike?, Craig? Mike?
Seated L-R Stephen Pember, Nick Matthews, ??, Karen?, Clare Baxter (was Matthews), Emma Barry nee Quade, Kerrie Chalmers, Rob Antell, ??, Simon Chang?
Back row L-R: Sally Lovett (nee Tredray), Stuart Rose, Nick Cavanagh, Alex Crawford, Simon Draper, Justin Warwick, Mike Ramsbottom, Steve Smulovic, Jason Wharton, Lee Martin, Wayne Dixon, Caroline Lowman, Andi Pressler, Emma Barry (nee Quaid), Lou Ellis (nee Buffrey).
Front row L-R: Steve Cockram, Gareth Lewis, Chris Pearson, Rob Lewis, Tracey Croudace, Rod McBoyle, Adrian Hill, Ben Lippiatt, Geoff Budd.
from Geoff Budd
Back Row L_R Phil Hogg, Emma Allsopp?, Martin Hardcastle
Middle Row L-R Matt Burman, James Ross, Paul Geary, Jason Cooper, Steve Cockram, Dave Brain
Front row L-R Shane Wickett, Surj Deol, Steve Gallagher, Bill Semple, Simon Barry, Paula?, Rob Lewis
101 and 102
Course 101/102 combined:
Back Row L-R Phil Hogg, James Ross, Steve Gallagher, Surj Deol
2nd Row L-R Shane Wickett, Simon Barry, Adrian Smith, Graeme Ward, Ali Hambly, Fran Hanlon, Andy Proctor, Steve Cockram, Emma Allsopp, John Cameron
3rd Row L-R Dave Brain, Jason Cooper, Jamie Skyes, John Evans, Ed Hunt, Chris Bridgewater, Ron Langham, Julie Hanbury, Alex Gibson, Martin Hardcastle
Front Row L-R Rob Lewis, Paula?, Andy Willatts, Gareth Lovett, Simon Hughes, Bill Semple, Garry Lewis, Natalie Steers, Steve Reed, Paul Geary, Matt Burman
anon 14 group – as we identify various courses we’ve opened up new entries for them above. For better view of each panel in the mosaic click on it for a bigger view.
Andy Edmunds and Mark McCloskey identified the lowest Anon 14 picture (6) as 74 course, started 14th Feb 1990. Course split at Approach/Area phase, some went to Bailbrook for their Area
top right is 67 graduation – Damien Murphy
the two across the middle are 75 course – Quillon Fox (75 now has its own entry above with names)
the Anon 14 top left photo is the Anon 16 photos are either 69 or 70 course (David Morrow)
anon 15 Group photos with Air Marshall Sir Tom Stonor. In the middle on the left is Paul Reid (from Alastair Campbell)
The names for the group lower right above are we think
John Swift, Angus Kennedy, David Westood, Simon Gardner, Simon Reed, Ian Ellis, Chris Anderson
Sinead McCloskey, Kel Kirkland, Anthea Weir, Paul Reid, Mayor of Bournemouth (?) Sir Tom Stonor, Darrell Brindley, Martin Stratford, Senga MacClean, Marie Hocking
Malcolm Hemming adds that in the top right picture on the right is Neil ‘Spike’ Bainbridge
anon 16 Group photos with Brian Trubshaw(?) are either 69 or 70 course;