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20th June, 2020

Death Of Norman Yates MBE – 593020 24th Entry

From the Association Chairman
We have been informed of the sad death of Norman Yates at his Farndon home on 10th June 2020, aged 81 years, following a hard fought battle with cancer.  The funeral will take place on Monday 29th June 2020 at 11.30 am, at Sherwood Forest Crematorium. Donations for the Royal Air Force Association in memory of Norman may be sent to E. Gill and Sons Ltd or online at 
Norman served on the Association Committee for a number of years and, as with everything he ever did during his time in the Service, made many significant contributions to the Committee and the Association including the design of the Association tie. 
RIP Norman old friend.
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3 thoughts on “Death Of Norman Yates MBE – 593020 24th Entry”

  1. I’m saddened to hear the news of Norman’s passing. He was a FS Instructor on the SNCO Management Training Course, in the Department of Management Training, RAF SOETS, Newton when I went through my training in 1981.

    I was posted to RAF SOETS in January 1983 as the PA to Gp Capt Bob Travis, OC RAF SOETS and saw Norman most working days. He was an absolute gentleman, always helpful, courteous, full of life and ideas; he was an exceptionally well liked and very respected member of RAF SOETS, and the Sgt’s Mess. I can’t remember when he was promoted to Warrant Officer, but I do know it was very well deserved, as no doubt was his subsequent award of the MBE.

    RIP Norman and thank you for all your hard work and commitment to our Association.

  2. I was very saddened to learn of Norman’s passing. We worked together for a number of years as fellow RAF Association Directors and he was a great friend and colleague. Norman Yates was indeed a remarkable man who left a lasting impression and who touched the hearts of everyone whom he came into contact with. He worked absolutely tirelessly and willingly in all that he done; he was totally committed; he was dedicated and above all he was enthusiastic and passionate in all things, he also had an enormous knowledge of Royal Air Force history. Norman will be sorely missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.

  3. So sorry to hear of the passing of Norman Yates fellow 24th entry member of mine at Credenhill. Not many of us left now.

    RIP Norman

    Charles (Jimmy) James

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