The funeral of Reginald Breeze-Hatchett will take place at Lincoln Crematorium, Washingborough Road, Lincoln on Wednesday 23rd November at 13.50 hours. There will be a wake at the Branston Hall Hotel, Branston, following the cremation service. All who can attend will be welcome.
TQFA Membership Secretary
I was informed recently by John Welch that Reginald Breeze-Hatchett (Rog Hatchett – TQFA Member 80) died at 3.30 on 31 October 2016. Although not remembered by many, Reg did serve on TQF for a short while from 1963-66 and later was commissioned. He was an apprentice of the 94th Entry at RAF Halton.
Reg’s funeral arrangements will be announced later next week and I will get those to everyone as soon as I receive them.
Our sincere condolences go to his family.
TQFA Membership Secretary
Earlier this year our President wrote to our Patron to invite him to our 35th Annual Dinner which we intended to be held at RAF Benson. We offered a large option of days and dates throughout the year. Today we heard that HRH is unable to accept due to the inevitable pressure on his diary.
How about a summer mixed BBQ?
We have received information from Cynthia Hurley that a service has been arranged to celebrate the life of Dave at St Agatha’s Church Brightwell-Cum-Sotwell at 2pm on Thursday, 6th October. Dave left instructions that no black was to be worn.
As I understand it, there will be a very private service at the crematorium, therefore no details have been released.
It is with sadness that I have received information of the passing of another of our members, Flt Lt Arthur Harry Dale Adams, an Engineer on the King’s Flight from 1948-49 & again from 1949-50. He passed away on 23 September 2016. If I receive any more news it will be posted here.
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Dave Hurley passed away in the early hours of this morning at the Sue Ryder home in Nettlebed. Dave was the Wessex personal pilot for The Duke of Edinburgh for many years. More details as we have them.
It is with great sadness that I have just been informed of the death 4 years ago of Peter Taylor, former airframe Chf Tech, who served on the Flight in the mid to late 1960s.
Our sincere condolences go to his wife and family.
The funeral is on the 6 Jan at 11.30 at the South Oxfordshire Crematorium,(A338 near Frilford). No flowers please but donations to the RAF Benevolent fund are encouraged.
Thank you on behalf of Dave’s widow Sheila
The TQFA President yesterday attended the thanksgiving service for Sir John at The Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Ditcheat.
Her Majesty, Prince Philip, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of York, The Princess Royal and Princess Alexandra were all represented. RAFA Standards were also paraded.
Former OC The Queens Flight Mike Schofield read a tribute to Sir John.
With the kind permission of the family of Sir John, the order of service, and the tribute by Mike Schofield are attached. Order of Service – Sir John Severne Tribute – Sir John Severne