CHS - 'COLLEGE ALUMNI' SECTION
We have totally revamped our CHS offering, placing even greater focus on the people - College Alumni - whose achievements underpin College Heritage and History.
Having established what records exists and the artefacts that we can now reproduce, we start by paying tribute to all who were selected for training at the RAF College and recording their achievements.
Throughout the website, you will detect that our original strategy of addressing College History by four distinct eras has been retained.
Era 1, the Pre-WWII years 1920-1939, was characterised by academic and flying training for pilots in an age when flying was very much in its infancy.
Era 2, the WWII years, was the proving of the RAF as an independent armed service and thousands of Cranwellians played their part in developing its cherished reputation.
Era 3, 1947-1979, reverted to similar flight cadet training of Era 1 and the migration towards officer training for University Graduates.
Era 3 having already extended officer training to Navigator, Engineer, Supply, Secretarial and Regiment Branches, Era 4 centralised all officer training at the College.