Derrick Gresham

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Derrick Ivor Gresham 22/09/1922 - 02/10/2011
Passed away after a short illness at the Old Vicarage Nursing Home, Ludham, Norfolk.

He joined The Royal Air Force at the age of 15 and attended Halton. He served in Africa and Italy during the second World War, and met his future wife Gladys shortly after he returned to England. They married in 1946 and were together until she passed away in 2003. Derrick was her sole carer for the last 5 years of her life.

He was a father of 4, grandfather to 5 and great grandfather to 4 although he preferred to be called Uncle as he was a perpetual 59 years old.

He left the Roayl Air Force after the birth of his first child yet in his heart he was always a part of that service, The Badge went from blazer to blazer and he wore it with pride.

Rest in Peace Dad, you are missed already.

Added by: Pamela Mercier on 9th October 2011.


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