We are sad to report that Honorary SVAS Vice-President and former Chairman Ken Cox MBE passed away yesterday.
After serving in WW2 as an engineer working on pumps for Pluto pipe line under the ocean to keep fuel flowing under the channel after D Day Ken went to the Far East as a pipeline engineer and then a vehicle mechanic. Once demobbed after the war Ken became a village bobby, then a traffic policemen. After leaving the police Ken became a driving instructor and ultimately a department of transport examiner.
As a volunteer at Shuttleworth he was instrumental as chairman from 1992 in driving the SVAS as friends of Shuttleworth from fewer than 1000 members to 3200 at the time of his decision to relinquish his chairmanship.
He was awarded the MBE for his services to the preservation of aviation heritage in this country, acknowledging Ken’s leadership of the SVAS over 25 years.
After Ken had retired from active volunteering he still regularly visited Old Warden and will be sadly missed.
Ken’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 4th December at 11:00am at the North Herts Memorial Park and Crematorium, Bedford Road, Hitchin SG5 3RT
Family flowers only.
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