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Mike Ballard

Mike passed away on November 29th 2020, after a relatively short  illness,

Thankfully we were able to care for him at home, and had lots of support from family and friends, (we are still in Cyprus).

Information from his wife Linda

Rest in Peace

Bob Davies

Bob was at RAF Newton in 1964/65 on a Bloodhound training course. He went home one weekend and never came back.   We learned that he had been killed in a road traffic accident.   Word had it that he was just turning into his parents house somewhere down in the West Country (Devon?) when he was in collision with another car.   He would have died sometime during the winter of 1964/65 - I distinctly remember it being winter-ish.   The BDM Registers show a Robert D Davies died (death reported) in the April/May/June quarter of 1965 in Newton Abbot.

                  Information from Neil Hinson

Dick "Woz" Wozencroft

"Woz" passed away on 1st January 2011 following a fight with Cancer.

Information from ID Clarke (wife of Frank Clarke (95th)) and the Washington Post

Phil James (RRAF)

On 5 March 1979, on his way to work, the small motor bike Phil was riding hit some loose stones and he slid under a bus.   At the time he was a Master Technician, had recently passed his T5 City and Guilds in Electronics and was the Senior Lecturer at the Air Force Technical Training School.

Information from Ian McCullough and Eddy Norris

Ken Hamilton

Ken died of Cancer in 2004.

Information from Phil Hunt

John Cornish

John passed away on 26th April 2011, having been taken ill just before the 97th reunion and LAA AGM.

Information from the Secretary of the Locking Apprentice Association

Bill Bowley

Bill passed away on 6th March 2009 in Weston-Super-Mare following complications with intestinal cancer.

Information from Pete Bennison and Julian Derham

Laurie Hayward

Laurie died in an aircraft accident in July 1984. We understand that he crashed in the desert whilst working as a civilian instructor with the Royal Saudi Air Force.

Information from Budge Peachy dates provided by Pete Lindsay

Steve Elsmore

Steve passed away on 12th February 2013. His wife, Sue, looked after him at home till the 4th when the doctor offered 2 weeks respite care in a private nursing home, mainly to put in place more help at home but it wasn't to be. Both his boys managed to get home. The funeral was on the 20th February 2013.

Information from Sue via Martin Sparshott


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Cliff Wilkinson

Cliff died suddenly on 28 March 2018, whilst in hospital having tests for a suspected Heart Attack.

Information from his wife Irene

David Hazell

Dave died on 2 May 2019.

Information from Taff Sussex and Peter Lindsay

Graham (Gray) Hughes

Graham passed away on 12th September 2022 in his beloved Yorkshire (Barnsley) after a short illness. He passed away in his partner’s arms. Taff was informed by his partner the following day.

Information from Taff Sussex

Andrew (Budge) Peachy

Andrew passed away after heart surgery in Papworth Hospital 3rd December 2022


Information from Nick Peachy, Son of Budge, via RAFLAA