The RAF Association is sad to learn of the death of Second World War Bomber Command veteran Kenneth Chalcroft.
Born in 1925 in Hampshire, Kenneth joined the RAF in 1943 and was posted to IX Squadron, part of Bomber Command, at RAF Bardney in Lincolnshire.
He was a mid-upper gunner in Lancaster bombers, and flew in more than 20 missions before the war ended, achieving the rank of Flight Sergeant.
Kenneth left the RAF in 1947 and married his sweetheart, Judie, a few months later. After working as a grocer, he embarked on a career in the Post Office and British Telecom, eventually retiring in 1990.
He died on 17 October 2019, at the age of 94, in his hometown of Emsworth, Hampshire. In the final years of his life, Kenneth Chalcroft was introduced to RAF Association befriender Lorie Coffey, who is currently working to complete a sculpture in his memory.