Aged 93. He was the only ex-BEPA member I was still in touch with so we probably represented the only remaining Boy Entrants to train pre-war at RAF Farnborough No.1 SOP.
He was a great character and always brought much feeling of fellowship to BEPA reunions and, being a true Yorkshireman, always had a fund of humorous and interesting tales to tell. Almost the end of an era I suppose?
Ted’s son and daughter-in-law provided a copy of his Record of Service, and commented: Details of Dad’s service was obtained in 1986.
It doesn’t mention his time with Bomber Command but he did serve as a Navigator with 630 Squadron based at East Kirkby, from August 1944 to April 1945. He completed a full ‘tour’, after which he was a navigator on transport aircraft until he was demobbed in August 1946.
By kind permission of the RAF Photographers Association magazine ‘Flashback’