Update – 28th March 2007: We have just discovered that Ben Fickling CBE (G1923-27) was the second oldest OF until his death on 27th January 2007 when Jack Baldry took over the accolade. Ben is listed in the Medical section of the Distinguished OFs. Born on the 14th July 1909, Ben was 97 when he died. Click here to view Ben’s Times Obituary dated 14th March 2007.
Original article dated 17th March 2007: Jack Baldry (G 23-29), the second oldest OF, has died on 15th March 2007 aged 95. The funeral was held at Badingham Church on Wednesday 21st March 2007 at 2.30pm. Jack and his wife Ruby celebrated their Platinum Wedding on 13th April 2006. The oldest living OF is Maurice Metcalf (R 20-24) now 99.