Basil Heath

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Basil Heath
Died 5 June 1999 (aged about 72)
Education Boston Grammar School (?-1943)
Employer RAF; Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (assumed); Fisons

Basil Heath was educated at Boston Grammar School (?-1943).


From the August 1999 issue of The Old Bostonian

Basil, a life member of the OBA, died on 5th June 1999 following an illness. His funeral on 15th June was at St Wilfred’s Parish Church, Cantley, Doncaster. There was a Reqiuem Mass on the preceding evening.

He left BGS in 1943 and joined the Royal Air Force as an apprentice straight away. He received his training at RAF. Inevitably his service career meant that he moved around a lot, both in the UK and abroad. At the time of the Suez crisis he was posted to Egypt.

He married in 1956 and stayed in the RAF until 1978. His 35 years in the service was recognised by the award of a long service medal and later a bar.

As a civilian he first worked for a Friendly Society and then for Fisons He retired about 10 years ago. He devoted much of his time to his church, St Wilfred’s where he was the verger and to the RAOB in which he held high office.