The funeral service for Sqn Ldr G L (Johnny) Johnson MBE DFM took place yesterday, Monday 19 December, in Holy Trinity Church, Westbury-on-Trym. It was a private family service. Later this week, Johnny will be buried next to his late wife Gwyn in Torquay, where they had lived together for many years.
Wg Cdr Neill Atkins, station commander of RAF Scampton, lays a wreath outside the Second World War hangar at the station on Monday 19 December. [Pic: RAF]
The RAF marked the day of his funeral by laying wreathes at two separate locations, RAF Scampton, the airfield from which the Dams Raid took place in May 1943, and the Bomber Command memorial in Green Park, London, which commemorates the 55,000 men who lost their lives serving with the command between 1939 and 1945.
Air Vice Marshal Simon Edwards, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Strategy), lays a wreath at the Bomber Command Memorial in London on Monday 19 December. [Pic: RAF]
A date for a public memorial service will be announced in the New Year.