" In rememberance of our Members who have recently died,
our thoughts and condolences go out to their Relatives and Friends "
John Eppleston died 21st April 2010.
He served in Air Traffic Control Lyneham 1972 – 1975,
and Air Operations Lyneham 1983 – 1984
Milton Coleman died Jan 2011. Mem No 248
Air Wireless Fitter Lyneham 1956-57.
Bob Hall died February 18th 2011, member No 1042,
he was an electrician, stationed at Manston & Melksham
Ken Oliver died 30th November 2011,
he served at RAF Lyneham,
and was an Aircraft Engine Fitter, 1944-46
Bill Donald died on Tuesday 27th March 2012, Member No 19.
Air Movements R.A.F.Lyneham 1950-51,
Bill had been our Vice Chairman since 1997.
Ken Varley died on 12th April 2012, Member No 478.
He was at RAF Lyneham.
Joe Colbert died in May 2012, member No. 575.
He was at R.A.F. Lyneham 1961-64, in the Air Movements Section.
John Newey died on June 20th 2012. Member No 465
He was an ex Lyneham lad in ( Air Movements)
Don Tourle Member No 186, died yesterday morning 8th October 2012.
He was from R.A.F. Lyneham Fire Section 1952-55 ,
W.O. Curly Beauchamp Member No 370 died suddenly on Wednesday 11th October 2012.
Curly was in the RAF for 26 years and served all over the world, a lot of that time at R.A.F Lyneham.
Geoff Turner, Member No 359, died on Saturday 10th November 2012,after a Short illness.
Geoff served at R.A.F. Lyneham 1954-55 as an Air Wireless Mechanic.
Brian Tate, Member No 1081, died onTuesday 20th November 2012.
Brian was withTransport Command 1944-47 .
Dave Wintle Member No 57,died on Saturday 8th December 2012
Dave was a R/T Operator at RAF Lyneham 1946-48.
George Fisher Member No 1084, died on 25th September 2012.
Den Lingham Member No 167, Died on Thursday 21st February.
Den was a great character as was his wife May, they both served at R.A.F. LYNEHAM 1942-45.
John Dennis Member No 1046 aged 90, died on May 28th 2013.
Dennis was with Transport Command 1945-46 as a Pilot
Les Elliott Member No 645 of Transport Command,died on the 5th September 2013
I write to pass on news of the death of my father, Warrant Officer George James Edward Spencer 1396136 RAFVR.
George volunteered in 1941 and was a Radio Operator/Air Gunner on Sunderlands, mainly, flying out of Poole, Dorset to the Middle and Far East, until discharge in 1946.Although Transport Command,flying VIPs around, he was also issued with a BOAC uniform - for flights through the neutrals I believe.
In the 1960s and 70s he served as a Civilian Instructor and then as Warrant Officer with 1903 Squadron Air Training Corps, enthusing many cadets and broadcasting morse again, albeit a little slower and from a very land-locked Penge..
In later life, George loved nothing more than to sit at Evening Hill, overlooking Poole Harbour and reminiscing about his times in the flying boats.