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    RAF flypast for Dambusters engineer, 101, and his wife as hundreds of strangers turn out for funeral of couple with no family who died 10 days apart

    The RAF carried out a flypast over the funeral of a 101-year-old Dambusters engineer and his WAAF veteran wife who died ten days apart over Christmas.
    Victor and Edna Barnett, from Shropshire, passed away after 68 years of marriage without any children or living relatives - today 400 people from all over the country descended on Telford Crematorium.
    Their deaths sparked action from the RAF who called for people to attend their funeral and hundreds arrived to celebrate their lives as they took their final journey together.
    Mr Barnett, also known as VJ, met his wife Edna, who worked in the air traffic control for the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in 1944 and after marrying in 1950 they lived a long and happy life.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...t-funeral.html
    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

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    BBC Report:

    Hundreds attend RAF couple's funeral

    Hundreds attended the funeral of a Dambusters engineer and his wife, who died within 10 days of each other.
    Victor and Edna Barnett, from Telford, met in the Royal Air Force (RAF) and were married for 68 years.

    They had no children or living relatives, so the RAF appealed for people to attend their service at Telford Crematorium on Tuesday.

    Serving personnel carried in their coffins and also arranged a helicopter fly-past.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-eng...cu7puQeIx7HmwY
    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

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