Boulton Paul - Apprentices

Photograph of the Boulton Paul Apprentices in 1956

Boulton Paul was a very important aircraft company in the early days of flight up to the 1960s.

Originally based in Norfolk the company had outgrown its premises by the 1930s and came to Wolverhampton under a government relocation scheme.

Most of the employees came with the company.

Boulton Paul joined the Dowty Group in 1961 and were by then largely an aircraft component manufacturer.


Boulton Paul Apprentices - 1955
Chris Wedge
Boulton Paul 1956 Apprentices
John Edwards
Boulton Paul Apprentices - 1959
Chris Wedge
Boulton Paul Apprentices - 1962-3
Chris Wedge
Boulton Paul - Apprentice Badge

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  • The Boulton Paul Apprentice badge went beyond 1963.
    I have The Sister Beebee Trophy (an initiative challenge that was won with Gordon Bate) in 1968.
    The trophy has the badge on the top of the plaque.
    P.s., I was in the same year as Les Whitehouse.

    By Richard Green (05/03/2023)
  • I think my Dad Chris Blower is on ’62/63′ apprenticeship photograph He started at the age of 16 so would be about right

    By Dawn E Lavin (28/12/2021)
  • Thanks Robert…. I have posted your enquiry to the Facebook Group too…called Dowty Group of Companies…

    By John Redfern (14/02/2020)
  • Photo 62/63 have been trying to trace Melvyn Milner
    stocky with red hair . We played football for BP

    By Robert Walker ( Titch ) (13/02/2020)

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