Tributes at funeral of former RAF pilot
28 days ago
Hundreds of serving and ex-armed forces, as well as members of the public pay tribute at the funeral of former RAF pilot, 96, who died with just one family member remaining.
Former Wellington bomber rear gunner, John Cook, died aged 96 having served in the RAF during the Second World War. Mr Cook’s only living relative is a stroke-disabled son.
The social media group Veterans Honoured had asked people to “attend if you can - or spread the word”. The group aims to highlight funerals of veterans where few relatives, family or friends are attending. There was an overwhelming response from former and current servicemen and women as well as members of the public who lined the route to the crematorium.
According to a message on the group’s Facebook page, there was a “brilliant turnout” for the funeral, with members of the police and fire brigade as well as the ATC – Air Training Corp – also attending.
The message added: “His son couldn’t thank everyone enough… he had a deservedly fitting send off.”
Full story – The Sun.