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RIP 2017

Nigel Holder 91D

Martin Johnson 76B

Chris Ticklell 69B

Andrew Whitaker 62C

11 July 2017

23 Oct 2017

Quintin Oswell 67B

10 Sept 2017

18 August 2017

8 Sept 2017

Joe Bradshaw 57D

Val Hodgkinson 55D

26 December 2017

10 December 2017

Much loved husband of Janet and father of Michael and David.  A family funeral service took place at Beccles, Suffolk on 29th December.  Any donations to:  https://www.rafbf.org


Wing Commander Val Hodgkinson, 55 Entry D Squadron, died on 26th December 2017. Val graduated into the then Secretarial Branch in 1952. He married Dawn, a PMRAFNS Sister, in Habbaniya in 1955. In 1974, whilst serving at RAF Akrotiri, Val escorted Archbishop Makarios to UK when he left Cyprus. On leaving the Service he became Bursar of Stockport Grammar School until final retirement in 1991. Val and Dawn had recently moved to Braunton in North Devon to be closer to their daughter. Val’s twin brother Wilf, 58D, was also commissioned into the Secretarial Branch but later transferred to GD(Nav).



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