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Those who have died during the last year
Date of Death Name Notes Sqn Photo
2017        
18th November 2017 Keith K W Payne (Retd). Thanks to his son Matthew we learnt the sad news of the death of Keith Payne who died 18th November 2017, aged 88. Outer Basket.  Ex 16 Sqn, Celle. Sep52 to Apr56.
26th December 2017 Hr Gunter Kipp. Thanks to Roger Lindsay we learnt the sad news of the death of Gunter Kipp who died from a massive brain haemorrhage on 26th December. He was in hospital at that time recovering from injuries sustained from an accident. Outer Basket.   Co-author of  "RAF Hunters in Germany"
2018        
8th January 2018 Flt Lt Peter Foyle Hunwick (Retd). Thanks to the Daily Telegraph we have learnt the sad news of the death of Pete Hunwick.   Peter died peacefully on 8th January 2018 , aged 84. Much loved father of Robert and Natasha and husband of Tania.   A Thanksgiving Service will be held at St. Lawrence's Hungerford, Berks on 28th February at 11 a.m.   All enquiries to Dianne Mackinder Funeral Services. Outer Basket.   Co-author of  "RAF Hunters in Germany" PeteHunwick.jpg, 1653 bytes
About 2013 Flying Officer "Barney" B J Concannon Thanks to his wife we have learnt the sad news of the death of Barney Concannon.   He is believed to have died about 5 years ago. No 112 Squadron pilot. BarneyConcannon.jpg, 6025 bytes
23rd February 2018 Tim T J McElhaw (Retd) Thanks to his wife we have learnt the sad news of the death of Tim McElhaw. Commanding Officer 4 Sqn 2Sep57 to 12Mar59. TimMcelhaw.jpg, 1661 bytes
28th May 2018 Sqn Ldr. Bill W B C Ritchie MBE Thanks to Eric Pigdon we have learnt the sad news of the death of Bill Ritchie.   Bill died on 28 May at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary following complications from a hip fracture. No other details known.   The funeral is to be on Thursday 7 June at Baldorrach Crematorium, Crathes at 14:30. 93 Sqn pilot.   25Nov53 to 19Nov56. BillRitchie.jpg, 6725 bytes
13th June 2018 John F Farley OBE AFC (Retd) Thanks to the Daily Telegraph learnt the sad news of th death of John Farley on 13th June 2018. 4 Sqn pilot.    20May58 to 14Nov60. JohnFarley.jpg, 8686 bytes
5th October 2018 Flight Lieutenant Peter Jones (Retd) Thanks to his wife Jennifer we have learnt the sad news of the death of Peter Jones on Friday 5th October 2018.   Jennifer writes: "There will a private cremation in the morning with a Celebration of Peter's life at 2pm at Copdock Church (IP8 3KJZ) on Friday 19th October 2018.   It would be lovely if you could join us at the church.  No flowers but donations, if you wish, to RBL or RAF Benevolent Fund either at the church or c/o Farthings, 650 Woodbridge Rd, Ipswich IP4 4P.   If you are unable to be with us please remember him with affection at that time.   With many thanks for all the supportive cards and messages which have meant so much to us.   Jennifer and the family." 118 Sqn pilot Aug56 to Oct57 and 4 Sqn 2May58 to 14Nov60. JohnFarley.jpg, 8686 bytes
October 2018 Squadron Leader Charles Gibbs (Retd) Thanks to his daughter Yvonne we have learnt the sad news of the death of Charles M Gibbs last week in October 2018. OC 118 Sqn Feb 1954 to Jan 1956.