Rest In Peace




Al Kearney 90A

29 March 2020

Co-pilot and then captain on 55 Stn Victor Tankers. RAF Marham

USAF Exchange on KC135’s at Plattsburgh.

Flt Cdr on 55 Stn. RAF Marham

MOD Ops Reqmnts working on introduction of VC10 Tanker Programme, RAF Staff College, MOD Barnwood - Desk Officer. DASB.  Directorate of Air Staff Briefings.  Sqn Cdr 216 Sqn. TriStar Tanker. RAF Brize Norton.

Station Commander.  RAF Brize Norton

Awarded CBE.

MOD Gp Capt. Ops

Retired at age 55, in 2000 - Worked at Serco Ltd.

Al had Parkinsons’s for 14 years. In the last year, he developed Dementia which, I understand, is a common progression from Parkinsons in its later stages.  He entered hospital about 2 weeks before he died and, having not really responded to hospital treatment, was transferred to a Care Home for palliative care, on the Saturday.  He survived at the Care Home for less than 24 hours, passing away just before breakfast time on Sunday 29th March.

He leaves Trish, his wife, and two married offspring; Ewan, living in Manchester and Lucy living in Deal.

Peter Martin-Smith

Brian Weeden


28 April 2020

Funeral at Chesterfield Crematorium 13 May. Contact us for the address of his wife Beryl.