Airborne Engineers Association

Roll of Honour



Brian Hubbard


Bert Bamforth

Brian served with 9 Indep Para Sqn for many years and was amongst the declining number of 3 Troop airborne sappers who took part on Operation MUSKETEER. He rarely missed the opportunity to attend Op Musketeer reunions, which in recent years had been organised by the late John Smith.

Caring for his ailing wife prevented Brian from attending their last gathering and so too from attending the Aldershot branch meetings for the past 4 years or so. In later years Brian also suffered health problems and over a long period was undergoing dialysis treatment 3 times a day.

Brian’s real passion, outside of his family, was golf, and he became a very competent player, testament to which, his name is proudly displayed a number of times on his club’s honours board.

His departure to the final DZ was held at the Woking Crematorium, attended by his extended family and much to the family members delight, Aldershot branch members, Fred Gray, Dave Rutter and John Barrie were also present.



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