Below are details given to the young entrants. Alan recalls, "Most unfortunately, and rather annoyingly, my detailed memory of those days has faded significantly over the last couple of years. My ATC Record of Service states I was at the YSC on 29-30 Oct 1962.
My general recollection of my two days at the YSC was one of enjoyment for two main reasons: I was in the ATC and liked visiting RAF camps; and I was exceedingly keen to join the RAF – I was 15½ at that time. I was accommodated in Hut No 497 (which is shown on the map) and was in Party No 2A. I can’t remember the size of the party but I seem to recall that all attendees on those two days had applied to be Boy Entrants, the next intake for which – the 48th Entry – was in Jan 1963. I joined up on 23 Jan 1963 – the admin trades, including mine, went to 3SofTT at RAF Hereford. I wish I could remember more to tell you about my YSC experience. I suppose anyone who didn’t enjoy their time at the YSC was either not selected or they decided not to join the RAF. In regard to my intake at Hereford, the drop-out rate was miniscule so the YSC selection procedures must have been very effective.