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RIP 2019

Tim Elkington


1 February 2019

Wing Commander John 'Tim' Elkington has died aged 98, bringing the heroic band of Battle Of Britain airmen known as 'The Few' down to just six survivors. 

Wg Cdr Elkington, of Little Rissington, near Cheltenham, Gloucs, died after a fall on February 1. He is survived by his wife Pat and four children.  

Group Captain Richard David Bates, AFC, of Blockley, passed away peacefully on 6th April 2019, at Newlands, Stow-on-the-Wold, aged 85 years. Loving husband to Heather, devoted father to David and loved by the wider family. A Funeral Service will be held at St Peter and St Paul Church, Blockley, on Saturday 27th April 2019 at 12 noon. Family flowers only, however donations to The RAF Benevolent Fund may be left at church or sent c/o Allen & Son, Bank View, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 0AF.

Richard Bates


Paul Dickinson  

66 IOT 'A'

It is with a very heavy heart that I am writing to inform the association that our Father, Fit Lt D Paul Dickinson, passed away on the 17th April 2019.

The funeral service will be held at Peterborough Crematorium (PE6 7JE) on Thursday 2nd May at 11.00 am. Family, Friends and of course colleagues from the RAF are hugely welcome to join.

All are also invited for refreshments after at The Cuckoo, 20 Oundle Road, Alwalton, Peterborough, PE7 3 UP.

Mike Porter  


Sadly, I have to report the sudden death on the 27th April of Mike Porter, a member of 67 Entry from 1953 to 1956. The family will be holding a private funeral, but there will be a service of Thanksgiving for his life on the 27th of August at Shipton under Wychwood to which everyone is welcome.

Ours was a small Entry, and the loss of each one of us is of particular poignancy. He will be greatly missed by us all.

Bill Turnill 67B

6 April 2019

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27 April 2019