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
It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of Air Vice Marshal Sir John Severne, who passed away peacefully on 4th October 2015.
Sir John was a former Captain of The Queen’s Flight and past president of The Queen’s Flight Association, he served on the Flight between 1982-89.
There will be a Thanksgiving Service on Saturday 31st October 2015 at St Mary’s church, Wraxall Road, Ditcheat, Somerset BA4 6RB commencing at 11:30am.
At the request of the family, no black ties or armbands please.
Should you require any further information please contact Sqn Ldr Gordon Morris RAF Retd (son-in-law) on 07903 368142.
Please pass the word around to all who knew Sir John.
For a full obituary see http://tinyurl.com/p4h2mr8