Benny Goodman’s memorial service in St Clement Danes

Goodman memorial

Sqn Ldr Lawrence “Benny” Goodman was the last British wartime 617 Squadron pilot when he died last July at the ripe old age of 100. He was honoured yesterday with a memorial service at the RAF church, St Clement Danes in Strand, London. There is a report on the services TV station,, which you can find here, with contributions from various attendees and his son, Robert Goodman. The good news conveyed by Robert in the film is that Benny’s medals and logbook will shortly go on display at the RAF Museum in Hendon.

Goodman memorial reading

Wg Cdr Andrew Walters, chair of the 617 Squadron Association, conducting a reading during the service


One thought on “Benny Goodman’s memorial service in St Clement Danes

  1. Len Brown February 5, 2022 / 9:13 pm

    I was lucky enough to manage to get to the service and wake ……it was a fitting tribute to a huge character of a man who did everything to serve his nation and his reconciliation work in Germany following the War …… a man who has the respect of everyone who knew him and still comes to know him through his endeavours for mankind. He was a really special man…….and I’m so pleased that I’ve had his acquaintance……

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