Chief Tech Steve Hopcroft passed away on the 21st December 2008 in hospital in Plymouth. Steve was a Tiger from 1960 to 1964. In total he spent 28 years in the RAF. Amongst the highlights of his years with 74 was his selection for presentation to the Queen Mother at Leconfield in 1961. He had earlier accompanied Princess Margaret on a tour of East Africa when he was posted to the Queen’s Flight. In 1959 Steve received a CinC’s Commendation whilst serving with 13 Sqn at Akrotiri. From 1969 – 1972 he was seconded to the Kenyan Air Force. He concluded his varied and interesting career with the Tech Wing at RAF Lyneham.