Airborne Engineers Association

Roll of Honour

 

 

Wilfred Robert (Wilf) Jones

 

Wilf joined the Corps as a Darland Boy Soldier in 1939 and served continuously until 1968, where he attained the rank of W01. His service life took to many theatres of operations, including Western Europe ('D' Day & Rhine Crossing), The Baltic, India, Palestine, Korea, Malaya and Singapore. He was mentioned in dispatches for "Gallant & Distinguished Service" during his service in Malaya.

The ten medals Wilf earned were worn with great pride and he continued his public service, working in local government until his retirement. In today's world of falling standards, Wilf was a shining example, of that rare breed "A Perfect Gentleman." He will be sadly missed and our condolences go to his wife Marianne.

Wilf passed away on the 31st December 1995. His funeral was attended by the Standards from Hull Branch of the Royal Engineers Association and the Hull Branch of the Parachute Regimental Association, accompanied by members from both branches. Members of the AEA also attended.

 

 

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