It is with huge sadness that I write on behalf of all members of the 46 Squadron Association to send you our sincere condolences on the loss of Ken after such a long struggle with his illness, so bravely borne.
As you know, Ken and I shared a very happy time when we served together some 50 years ago and it has been a privilege and a great pleasure over many years since to meet him again so often at our annual Reunion Dinner. He was a great stalwart in his support of our Association, as indeed all your family has been, and it was a true pleasure to be able to renew our friendship over such a long time.
There is little that any of us can do to ease the pain and feeling of loss that you and the family will be feeling at this time, but I do hope that you can all draw much comfort from knowing of the very high regard in which he was held by his colleagues on 46 Squadron – not only for his professionalism as an RAF navigator, but for his comradeship and indomitable spirit that he has shown in recent years when he refused to let his illness rule his life or curb his enthusiasm.
We send our kind regards and condolences to you, Sarah and Melanie and all the family.