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More than 100 mourners turn out after RAF veteran dies with no family

More than 100 mourners, including a phalanx of motorcyclists, came to the funeral of an RAF veteran ..

By admin , in Cambridge , at March 27, 2018

More than 100 mourners, including a phalanx of motorcyclists, came to the funeral of an RAF veteran who died with no family.

Motorbikes escorted the coffin of Kenneth White, 84, down the A14 today (March 26) after people rallied round to celebrate his life.

Mr White died recently leaving no relatives to mark his passing.

But after an appeal was put out for people to remember the veteran, the community has rallied round.

Many servicemen and women turned out to pay their respects

His coffin was driven down the A14 this morning (March 26), accompanied by an escort of motorcyclists.

His funeral took place at Cambridge crematorium, and more than 100 friends and serving RAF personnel attended.

The bikers rode in convoy

Flowers, wreath and a small collection for a plaque in Kenneth's memory were organised.

An armed forces bugler met the escort at the crematorium, where the service took place.

It was a great turn out

One mourner said: “Kenneth died, unfortunately, seemingly without many people, but the turn out today has been fantastic.”

Another mourner said: “I came out today after seeing the story on Facebook. I kind of thought it was my duty to come and help out and play the last post.

Responding online, News reader, Sarah King said: “It's beautiful so many people came to pay their respects to someone who served the country and risked his life so we could have ours. R.I.P.”

Patricia Desmier wrote: “So very happy that its a wonderful turnout. God bless you all for attending. No one deserves to go out alone. R.I P Sir Thank you for your service. Blue Skies and fair winds forever.”

More than 100 mourners turn out after RAF veteran dies with no family

More than 100 mourners, including a phalanx of motorcyclists, came to the funeral of an RAF veteran ..

By admin , in Cambridge , at March 27, 2018

More than 100 mourners, including a phalanx of motorcyclists, came to the funeral of an RAF veteran who died with no family.

Motorbikes escorted the coffin of Kenneth White, 84, down the A14 today (March 26) after people rallied round to celebrate his life.

Mr White died recently leaving no relatives to mark his passing.

But after an appeal was put out for people to remember the veteran, the community has rallied round.

Many servicemen and women turned out to pay their respects

His coffin was driven down the A14 this morning (March 26), accompanied by an escort of motorcyclists.

His funeral took place at Cambridge crematorium, and more than 100 friends and serving RAF personnel attended.

The bikers rode in convoy

Flowers, wreath and a small collection for a plaque in Kenneth's memory were organised.

An armed forces bugler met the escort at the crematorium, where the service took place.

It was a great turn out

One mourner said: “Kenneth died, unfortunately, seemingly without many people, but the turn out today has been fantastic.”

Another mourner said: “I came out today after seeing the story on Facebook. I kind of thought it was my duty to come and help out and play the last post. (more…)

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