Royal Air Force Catering Association
Obituaries, Deaths and Funerals
The RAF Catering Association has a book of remembrance where the names of our fallen comrades are recorded. The poem below was produced by Yorkie King and is a combination of his own work, some lines from David Hanley.
From Old Blighty to old Hong Kong, from Berlin to Belize, One chef always will appear in heatwave and in freeze. He may be old, he may be young, he may be fat or skinny, The lads all laugh as he goes by, the chef in his pinny! He's just the bloke who burns the toast, Who moans the least and does the most, Who rises to the bugles call, and leaves the camp behind them all! He feeds the lads on exercise, from breakfast thru till tea, He feeds the chaps in messes too, so versatile is he. His hat may not be smart like yours, his boots may not be bulled, But don't be fooled by lack of shine his senses have'nt dulled! From deep inside a sense of pride will keep him in the good, And when he says he couldn't care, you know he really could! So if your chef is in the field or back at home or on his course, Be proud to know you knew a chap who was the back-bone of the FORCES!!!
Date: 5th March 2013 Lost Comrade: Neil Lloyd, RIP Chef
Date: 7th January 2014 Lost Comrade: Mick Dwyer, RIP Chef
Date: 8th November 2014 Lost Comrade: Ken Brooker, RIP Chef
Date: 15th December 2014 Lost Comrade: Danny Boon, RIP Chef
Date: 18th January 2015 Lost Comrade: Al Smith, Rip Chef
Date: 22nd January 2015 Lost Comrade: Joe Docherty, RIP Chef
Date: 15th October 2017 Lost Comrade: Ian Munro, RIP Chef
Date: 22nd October 2017 Lost Comrade: Pierre Padilla, RIP
Date: 4th November 2017 Lost Comrade: Danny Boon's wife Frances, RIP
Date: 28th December 2017 Lost Comrade: Ron Box, RIP Chef
Date: 27th December 2017 Lost Comrade: Roger (Scouse) Mills, RIP
Date: 23rd January 2018 Lost Comrade: Mick Edwards, RIP

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