John Tompkins has passed on the sad news that Brian Corbin died at Wexham Park hospital on Monday 30th January. His daughter Kate Solomon was with him, and we also have a request from her.
This is probably the best photograph we have of Brian, at the West London Aero Club in 2012 with Adrian Workman, Graham Bridges and Geoff Milsom.
In their own words: John Tompkins
“This is a general message, so some of you already have heard, but here is
some sad news.Brian died at Wexham Park hospital on Monday Jan 30th his
daughter Kate was with him.
Via Graham Bridges and Geoff Milsom I have some information about the
The service will be a non religious one to be held at Amersham
Crematorium (In a small private room) at 12.15 on Tuesday Feb 28th. There
will be a burial at Braywick Cemetery, followed by a wake at White Waltham
Flying Club where he and other ‘Faireys’ met monthly.
If you would like to attend the WWFC gathering please let me know in advance
so that I can inform Kate how many to cater for.”
“I know how much the monthly visits to White Waltham meant to my dad and I believe you make many of the social arrangements for the Fairey Group.
Could I trouble you to advise the group of the sad loss of my dad and that the arrangements for his funeral on Tuesday 28th February are as follows:
Celebration Service at 12:15 at the Chilterns Chapel, Whielden Lane, Amersham HP7 OND
Braywick Cemetery, Braywick Road, Maidenhead SL6 1DJ for 2pm.
Back to White Waltham for a buffet etc.
It would be lovely for me to meet some of my Dad’s friends and to hear about his time at Fairey and Clyde Surveys, particularly as this is such a sad time. I know it is difficult but if you could gauge numbers that would be attending that would be great. Waltham have told me they can only cater for 50 and I haven’t a clue how many we should expect.
We have decided on a celebrant to take the service at the Chilterns as dad was not religious. If at your gathering this weekend you have any amusing stories that we could use, I would be very grateful.”
Please let John Tompkins know if you would like to attend the wake at White Waltham, so they can cater for everyone. If you have a story or anecdote that you would like to share, but can’t attend the funeral or the wake, again please contact John, or post a comment here to share it with everyone. If you don’t have John’s contact details, email email@example.com and we’ll pass on the information.