Airborne Engineers Association

Roll of Honour



Jim Farrier, 1937 - 2020 by Fred Gray


It is with great sadness that the association was informed that Jim Farrier passed away on Thursday 5 November after a long fight against cancer.

Jim with wife Dorothy, they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2019

Jim was a National Serviceman who had extended his two year compulsory term to a three year engagement for him to be eligible for service in 9 Para Squadron. Jim, born in Newcastle 1937 was one of the great characters of the squadron at that time. Never short of a joke being blessed with that sense of humour not fully understood by the southern population of the UK. He also enjoyed breaking into song at any time. He was a member of the squadron cross country team in winning that year’s championships in 1958- 59.

He returned to his home city of Newcastle after he completed his National Service and met and married Dorothy and they celebrated their 60th wed­ding anniversary this year. The have two daughters and ten grand-children who never wanted for anything with two such adoring grandparents as Jim and Dorothy. Jim also entered into the property business and owned a pub and a number of other properties

Jim and Dorothy attended the annual reunions of the AEA meeting with a few their former Army mates and friends. They were always good company at the table with Jim commanding the attention of the other guests with his brilliant humour.

A friend of mine and a sad loss to the association.



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