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Article posted: Aug 16, 2012 by Wing Media & Comm Officer


Squadron Leader Anthony Edward Weaver RAFVR Rtd
24th January 1939 – 28th July 2012

South and East Midlands Wing is sad to announce the death of retired Squadron Leader, Anthony Edward “Tony” Weaver. Tony is believed to have died from a heart attack shortly after surgery undertaken to treat recently diagnosed lung cancer.

Commissioned into the Training Branch of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserves (RAFVR) as a Pilot Officer in January 1965 Tony went on to completed his Initial Officer’s Course at RAF White Waltham in the following November. Promoted to Flying Officer in 1967, Tony became Flight Lieutenant in September 1966 and in February 1967 took over command of 126 (City of Derby) Squadron.

After a short spell away, Tony retuned to command Derby again in 1977, this time in the rank of Squadron Leader. It is believed that Tony retired from the Corps in 1993 after 28 years service.

Outside the Corps, Tony was a Justice of the Peace and Managing Director of a Derby based Furniture company.

Those who knew Tony will, I’m sure, feel saddened by the sad loss and the thoughts of all of us will be with the family he left behind.