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OBITUARY - Flight Lieutenant Harry (Kerry) Kerrison RAFVR(T) Rtd

Article posted: Nov 29, 2012 by Wing Media & Comm Officer


Flight Lieutenant Harry (Kerry) Kerrison RAFVR Rtd
28th August 1923 – 23rd November 2012

South and East Midlands Wing and Trent Wing are sad to announce the death of Flight Lieutenant Harry Robert Kerrison widely known as Kerry.

Kerry served as an engineer in the Royal Air Force during WWII and continued to serve until 1953. He returned to uniform to serve in the Royal Auxiliary Air Force from 1955 through to 1957.

Back into the light blue, Kerry was Commissioned into the Training Branch of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserves (RAFVR) as a Pilot Officer in November 1960 completing his Initial Officer’s Course at RAF White Waltham in the following May. Promoted to Flying Officer in November 1963, Kerry became Flight Lieutenant in June 1972 completing his Senior Officers Course at RAF Upwood the following month.

For many years Kerry was a Squadron Officer at 1359 (Beeston) Squadron before taking Command at 1300 (Sutton in Ashfield) Squadron. Kerry retired in November 1980 after 20 years valued service to the Corps.

Outside the Corps, Kerry worked in Engineering and Design at Rolls Royce

Those who knew Kerry will, I’m sure, have fond memories, perhaps of those early years of Proteus Camp at which he was a regular attendee. The thoughts of all of us will be with the family he left behind.