Those no longer with us

Those no longer with us

Last Updated 21/01/2019

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




Name When Details
Dave ANDREWS 27th August 2014 Multiple Cancers
Mick ANDREWS 1962 Motorcycle Accident
John BAIN August 2011 Unknown
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
Cliff BRYSON 20/10/2015 Cancer
Al BURTON 2nd April 2014 Prostate Cancer
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
Dave DOUGHERTY August 2015 Heart Attack
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
Neil LASLETT 1986 Heart Attack
George (Paddy) LAWLER 19th July 2017 Unknown
Chris LISTER 1965/1966 car crash in Germany
 Jim McGAW  September 2003 Heart Attack 
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
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
Peter (Pinky) WALTON 11th APril 2018 Cancer
Bob WILKES 1986 In France after suffering a stroke.


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Many of you will now know that Halton is to close forever in 2022 with the training flight and all supporting staff leaving by 2020, relocating to RAF Cranwell. The fate of the Association as well as the windows in St Georges and the tribute etc is still to be decided

There will be no more triennials and in fact the last reunion of the association will be held in 2020 at the Arboretum to coincide with the centenary of Lord Trenchard's vision as well as being the 40th anniversary of the Association.

WE will be holding a reunion in 2019 to mark the 60th anniversary of our arrival at Halton. Venue has yet to be decided but possibilities will be looked at early in the New Year.

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.