It is with great sadness I have to tell you Stan McCarten passed away last week. Stan was one of our dearest friends, he will be missed.
John Stanley McCarten Passed away on the 5th May 2021 He passed away in a care home in Bolton.
Stan was in the RAF as a Ground Photographer for 22 years, serving in Singapore, Germany, and RAF Scampton plus of course other Stations during his long career.
He was 86 and had Alzheimer’s for around the last three or four years, he was in a nursing home in Bolton.
Stan was a member of the RAFPA for many years and along with his wife Pat was a regular attendee at social weekends.
He always went under the name Stan, after his long service with the RAF he joined the police as a police constable with the Met then with latter West Yorkshire Police becoming a police photographic (support staff) officer.
Steve Clark RIP Stan. You were a real gentleman.
Tony Dewey So sorry to hear of the passing of Stan McCarten. I knew him well, I worked with him at the PRU Rheindalen in the early 70s. One of life’s true gentlemen. Rest in peace Stan.
Dave Peel RIP A true gentleman
Dennis Weatherill That is sad news. I too knew Stan at PRU Rheindahlen and previously at Wittering. It’s an oft-used phrase but Stan was indeed a true gentleman.
Ian Cook So sad to hear this… He was my Sgt in the PRU Rheindahlen early 70s.
Don Stewart RIP Stan, a pleasure to have worked with you.
David Hill Worked with Stan at WYP for a short time. Agree with all of the above, a true gentleman!
Michael Windle I was at Rheindahlen with Stan in the mid 1960’s. RIP Stan old friend. From the previous comments, it looks as though Stan did two tours at Rheindahlen.
Michael Wilkinson I was with Stan at Rheidahlen too. One of the nicest guys I met during my service.
Here is a PRU group shot circa 1974? Stan is seated front row at the left.
Don Lambert Stan was my Sgt at Scampton, and we met up again at Wakefield Police Photographic Unit when I was visiting them from Surrey Photographic Unit. A lovely man. We will miss him. RIP
George Lambert R I P stand down.
Dave Fergus R.I.P
Stan Leeds Stan & I were instructors working together on those early G courses in early 70s. I remember he was very good at fixing TV and radio problems and was very popular as a G instr. R.I.P Stan you have earned it.