John Church


New Zealander John Church died on 30th October 2008.   He had for some time been suffering from Alzheimers and then cancer had been suspected.   John was a Pilot Officer with the Tigers from August 31st 1944 until 16th May 1945 and thus was with them post D Day in the push through Holland into Germany. In total John spent 31/2 years in the RAF (he had previously been with 243 and 111 Squadrons as well as 57 and 61 OTUs) before returning home to New Zealand. From 1953 to 1957 he flew with 2 Squadron of the Territorial Air Force there. He retired in 1957 as a Flt Lt. John leaves a widow Ngaere.