‘Red’ Thurlow

‘Red’ Thurlow BEM

April 1939 – April 2012

Many RAF photographers will remember ‘Red’ Thurlow.

He always had a ready and genuine smile for everyone and was always ready to help you if he could.

I remember him best from JARIC between 1964 and 1967 and can still see his tallish frame bustling around the corridors of Photo Wing.

From joining the Royal Air Force in February 1960, besides JARIC, he also served in Gibralter, Singapore, Wyton, Cosford, Cyprus, Swanton Morley and RAF Germany.

He received AOC’s commendations in 1963 and in 1967, a BEM in 1970 and a long service and good conduct medal in 1977.

He left service in June 1982 as a Flight Sergeant.

Our sympathies go out to David, his son and all his family.

By kind permission of the RAF Photographers Association magazine ‘Flashback’

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