Next Reunion

Tentatively planned to be held in Darwin September 2020

That didnít happen !


Possible new location is Caloundra on a date to be determined when there is a clearer indication of the Covid 19 situation.






21 Course

Radio Apprentice Squadron

R.A.A.F.  School of Radio,Laverton

Victoria, Australia

9th January 1967 to 13th August 1969






Welcome to the 21 Course home page.

 In January  1967 seventy two eager and enthusiastic young men aged 15 -17  arrived at the RAAF base at Laverton, Victoria,  Australia, to commence training to become Radio Technicians.

For many of us it was the first time away from home. We  came from many different backgrounds and it is safe to say that it was an  enormous  experience for us all.
In those first few days we had to adapt to a way of life that was vastly different to anything most of us had experienced before. We had to adapt to living in close proximity to 71 others who were all part of the same experience.
We didn't stay strangers for long Within those first few days new friendships were formed and in many cases those friendships still stand. For many the first weeks were difficult for many reasons but it was somehow made a lot easier by the spirit of mateship. After all, we were all in the same situation

The purpose of these pages is to provide information on those young men ( now 52 years older ) and to allow them to contact each other ( if they want to.).


Please follow the link to the  list of names of the original starters . 
If any of you ex 21 course Members out there (or anyone else) know the whereabouts of  any others whose names are  on the list, please forward their contact information to:



On August 13th 1969  21 Course Graduated

Click on the Banner




Click on the Links below  to go to more pages and photos



Alphabetical Roll

Early days 

        Sports Teams

Wilsons Promontary Trip

Gracies Photos

Steve O'Malleys Photos

      Ed John's Photos


Recent Times



Our Stuff







10th Anniversary

Coffs Harbour Reunion

40th Reunion

45th Reunion

48th Reunion (2015)

 †††††††††††††† 50th Reunion (2017)

2019 Graduation Reunion







Obituaries       Sadly we are not immortal





Here are some links to related sites.



†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††Facebook.jpg††††††We are on Facebook as a closed group



†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††    Visit the RAAF Radschool association. Check out the Magazines 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††     This is the home page of 19 Course. They were our "big brothers" when we arrived at  Laverton

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Apprentice Cloth Badge.jpg    RAAF Apprentices Association.

web counter†††††† †††16 March 2021