Those no longer with us

Those no longer with us

Last Updated 23/08/2021

This page is dedicated to those who have not survived the years.




Name When Details
Richard (Jock) ABRAHAMS 22nd September 2020 After a long illness
Dave ANDREWS 27th August 2014 Multiple Cancers
Mick ANDREWS 1962 Motorcycle Accident
John BAIN August 2011 Unknown
Nick Bale 6th Janury 2020 Lung Cancere
Jim Bingham 2018 Cancer
Dan BLACKWELL 9th September 2010 Cancer
Fred BLAKE 8th October 2010 After a long illness
John (Jock) BODDIE 2008 Courtesy of his daughter Caroline no further details
Ian(Dusty) Brown – changed name to Ian Spencer-Brown 23/01/2020 Cancer
Cliff BRYSON 20/10/2015 Cancer
Al BURTON 2nd April 2014 Prostate Cancer
Pat CARROLL 27th August 2019 Unknown
John (Jock) CRUICKSHANK 2008 Cancer
John CUNDY 8/10/2015 Cancer?
Martin (Curly) CURWOOD 30th September 2008 After short illness
Chew Peng WAH 1998 Heart attack
Paddy DEMPSEY 26th October 2010 Cancer
Mick Dennison 1st June 2021 Prostate Cancer
Dave DOUGHERTY August 2015 Heart Attack
John FLACK 19th August 2021 Mesothelioma
Michael (Hinge) GATES 16th June 2010 Cancer
Brian GEORGE 1967 Beverley crash in Malaya.
Roland GUILMOTO 3d June 2018 after several strokes
Dennis HARPER 23d June 2010 Throat Cancer
Gerry HAYES August 1997 Suddenly
Norman (Manch) HIRST 31/01/2013  Respiratory Problems 
 Bob HOOPER 29th November 2015   Brain Tumours
Alan HOUGHAM 04/10/2016 Pneumonia
Al HUSSON 1st April 1994 After a long illness
 31st March 2013 After a short Illness 
Nikki Kuru-Utumpala 27th December 2014 Heart Attack
Dave LAKEN 19th April 2020 Heart Attack
Neil LASLETT 1986 Heart Attack
George (Paddy) LAWLER 19th July 2017 Unknown
Chris LISTER 1965/1966 car crash in Germany
John MARSDEN 2018 Cancer
Angus MaCINNES 22nd November 2020 Vascular Dementia
 Jim McGAW  September 2003 Heart Attack 
Bill McLaren 3d June 2019 Unknown
Pete MARTIN 2nd November 2017 Myeloma
 Frank MERRITT 13th June 2013  Heart Attack 
Norman MITCHELL 1999 Cancer
Dave MORGAN 4th November 1967 Shackleton accident on route Gan to Singapore
Bob PENSWICK October 1984 Glider accident
Tim PERKINS 2019 Unknown
M.F.PINE No Information No Information
Steve POWELL 21st February 2012 No Information
S. RAVITHUBAN 13th July 2011 No Information
‘Rags’ RAGUNATHAN 2003 Natural Causes
Bill Ramsay
September 2015 Cancer
Peter ROBINSON 7-April-2008 Cancer
5th April 2017 Unknown
Vernon RUTLAND December 1995 Found shot.Aindale- Nr. Halifax-Nova Scotia-Canada.
March 2013  Unknown but has been ill for some time 
M. S. STILLITANO 1972 Sudden Heart Attack
Dave TOPSOM 6-March-2013 Asbestos Related
Ernie TRIGWELL 1967 Beverley crash in Malaya
Dave TURTON 20-October-1998 Through Ill Health
Fermin VASQUEZ E. 7th January 2012 Stomach Cancer
J S Yeomans Unknown but possibly 2019 Not notified by family
Peter (Pinky) WALTON 11th APril 2018 Cancer
Bob WILKES 1986 In France after suffering a stroke.
Derek WORTH 4th December 2020 After a short illness


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The final apprentice reunion will take place at RAF Halton on Saturday 15th August. To take part in the parade, you must be a member of RAFHAA - however adding £10 to the application form feeallows you to be a member for 1 year. Wives or partners are allowed on this occasion to witness the march past.

I have booked a hotel for the Saturday night and have also booked a smaller number of rooms for the Friday night for those travelling great distances. Further information will be issued later in the year.

A successful reunion was held at the Cambridge Belfrey in Cambourne on the 12th and 13th May to mark the 60th Anniversary of the entry's formation. 62 came and took part in both the meet and greet evening and the formal dinnewr on the 13th.

A visit to IWM Duxford was also arrange for the 13th. The weather was glorious and the highlights of the day were the test flights of the Duxford B17 and the test flight of a DH9 after an 18 year restoration. Film of both aircraft as well as of the evening functions are available under Reunion Photographs.

The new General Data Protection Act becomes active on the 28th May. One of its proviso's is that personal contact details (telephone, email, addresses) cannot be displayed. As such all email addresses have been removed, but what remains is a list of the email addresses held by the site administrator. If an email address is required, please send a request to the email address provided. Do not be offended if further details are required before an address is divukged.

News has reached me that the film 'Allied' starring Brad Pitt is using Halton as a location. Will be interesting to see if any of it is recognisable in the film.

Nick Bale has had a look at the RAFHAA website and found that we feature THREE times on the site. I have put a link out to it on the links page so have a look and see if you can spot yourself.

I have now created a separate page for each member that sends me his life story - so come on - you all have a story to tell.

I have added a page listing those that are still missing. Have a look at the list and if you know of the whereabouts - or indeed any information - on any of them, please let me know.