Akhurst - Squadron Leader 2 Wing - first Halton Apprentice
Astra - camp cinema, very popular with brats.
Berko Boys - A gang of youths from Berkhamsted
Berry - (dingle!) Pilot/Flying Officer flight commander? for Airframes/Armourers
bint - girl (deriv. Arabic - girl, daughter)
Blackman - D.I. Sergeant for Airframes/Armourers
boggies - National Service airmen
Bull night - barrack rooms cleaning
bunk - single rooms in barrack blocks. There were two per barrack room; an inside and outside bunk. They were occupied by either A/A NCOs or regular( D.I.) NCOs
camp bicycle - a local 'friendly' lass.
cc - aka jankers - confined to camp. A punishment metered out to recalcitrant brats in preferred measures - e.g. 3, 7, 14 days
Davies - D.I. Sergeant for Airframes/Armourers
Deevey - D.I. Corporal for A Squadron, Engines
Earwicker - D.I. Flight Sergeant for A Squadron, Engines
F000 - toilet paper
F1250 - RAF Identity Card
F295 - Leave Pass
F252 - disciplinary charge form
F700 - Aircraft maintenance sign-off form
Gash Trades - 'endearing' term used by Airframes/Armourers/Engines for the trades in 3 Wing - Electrical and Instruments
Hine - D.I. Sergeant for C Squadron, Electrical and Instruments. Vertically challenged, nick-named Drag.
Johnson - ('Amy') WRAF Pilot/Flying officer, very attractive, taught English in the brats school.
Kermode - the AA's set book on theory of flight
Lea Enfield Mk IV? rifle - http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/arms/rifles/armbsr.htm
Llewellyn - Flt.Lt. o.c. 2A Wing?
Nuffield Centre - A popular Services club among Apprentices in London which ran dances regularly attended by the nurses from Charing Cross Hospital?
Orr (Paddy) - D.I. Sergeant for A Squadron, Engines
Pimple - A grass patch on top of the hill overlooking Henderson-Groves square. A popular place for brats to climb up to and survey the world of their three year sojourn.
Pit - Bed
Plummers - aka Armourers
Slim Turner - One of the more human RAF Policeman at the Henderson-Groves guardroom. He ran the Station broadcasting service.
Snag - LA/A
Snoops - aka RAF Police
Snowdrop - aka RAF policeman
Tank - aka NAAFI - supplier of Nelson cakes, Eccles, Still (powdered lemon drink) 1d and single chips 1½d - not a bad supper for 2½d
Webb - D.I. Sergeant for Airframes/Armourers