It is with great sadness that we heard that Flying Officer Kenneth Astill Wilkinson AE who was 99 on the 29th June, passed away this morning. Ken was an immensely active member of the BBFA since its inception and a great supporter of the Trust, a true gentleman who we shall miss dearly. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to his daughter Penny and grandson Piers.
The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier said:
‘On behalf of a grateful nation and the whole of the RAF, I would like to pay tribute to Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson AE who has sadly passed away. Ken as one of ‘the few’, represented an extraordinary generation to whom we owe a great debt that should never be forgotten, our freedom being won by their sacrifices. Our heartfelt condolences are offered to his family and friends, Ken will be sadly missed by us all’.