Soldier Jock Hutton Death – Dead | Passed Away – Obituary
Jock Hutton Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Jock Hutton.
It makes me sad to say that Jock Hutton has made his last jump and is proceeding us to the final D.Z. Thank you for your service Jock and may you rest in peace hero!
Rest in peace Dear John “Jock” Hutton.
Scout platoon, 13th Bn Parachute Regiment, 6 th Airborne Division
Photo du 4 janvier 2014 à Bure.
HUTTON, Jock passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 12th August, 2020 at Maidstone Hospital, UK. Jock Hutton lied about his age to join up in World War II. John ‘Jock’ Hutton served with the Black Watch before he transferred to airborne forces in late 1943. Private Hutton undertook parachute course 98 which ran at RAF Ringway from 10 to 21 January 1944. The course report states ‘Pte Hutton: Jumped equally well from any position, very quiet.’ He was then posted to Mortar Platoon, 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion and jumped into Normandy on 6 June 1944 (D Day). On 22 June he was wounded in the stomach from mortar fire during a patrol. After being evacuated to England, he recovered in time to re-join his unit to fight in the Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), the Rhine Crossing (Operation Vasity) and advanced across Germany to the Baltic. After the war in Europe 13th Battalion moved with the 5th Brigade to the Far East, returning to rejoin the 6th Airborne Division in Palestine in 1946, where it was disbanded and absorbed into the 3rd Parachute Battalion. In 1955, Jock participated in the first Selection course for the Rhodesian SAS. In 1957, Jock took the reins from another notable World War II veteran, Stan Standish, as the Squadron Sergeant Major of C-Squadron, Rhodesian S.A.S. In 1981 he went on to serve with 5 Recce (SF), SADF in Phalaborwa. On the 2019 Anniversary of D-Day at age 94 he did a memorial jump onto the same field in Normandy where he had landed in 1944, but the jumpmasters insisted that he do a tandem jump. Sincerest sympathies to Doreen, Lorraine, Karen and their families. R.I.P. Joc
I am very sorry to say that we lost another good man today. Jock Hutton, 13 Para veteran of Normandy, 3 Para veteran of Palestine and Rhodesian SAS SSM fought to the end. RIP Jock.
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Normandy veteran Jock Hutton, who jumped again with the Red Devils last year as part of the #DDay75 commemorations. He leaves an amazing legacy and we know he will be sorely missed by all who knew and served with him.
Goodbye Jock (13th para bn) ! Thanks for your service and all the memories you shared with us. we already miss you.
We are collapsed to learn of the passing of Jock Hutton.
He shared some very important moments with us especially in Bure Belgium and Normandy on the 71th anniversary of the landing.
Big thought for Serge.
Rest In Peace Jock.
Today a legendary soldier reached the end of his long journey …
There have been many legends through the ages. But there has only been one Jock Hutton – a man who achieved folklore status around the globe. But to me, he was simply “wee Jock”, a friend, confidante, advisor, and mentor. Small in stature, he had the demeanor of a giant. He was tough as nails and fitter than most half his age. He had to be. He was abandoned by his parents age 4 and raised in orphanages in Scotland where he had to fight for a plate of food and a shirt to wear. At the age of 16 he joined the Parachute Regiment as a boy soldier. At 19 he jumped with the first wave of paratroopers into Normandy on the eve of D Day and almost immediately was wounded in action. Hospitalized in England, he absconded by climbing through his hospital window and found his way back to France and to his regiment to resume the fight. After the war he settled with his wife, Doreen, in Rhodesia. Soon after, he joined the Rhodesian SAS, becoming their SSM. He was a man’s man who brooked no nonsense and told it like it was. He looked upon strangers with a jaundiced eye until he became satisfied with their character. If you spoke in riddles of political correctness, you were nothing but a “gobshite” in his eyes. If you were straight up and down and told it like it was, he had your back. He always had mine. Jock left us today aged 96. His duty done; Heaven called him home and will applaud him on his way. Jock, thank you for mentoring me as you did, for you made me a better person. I shall miss you, my dear friend – you shall remain forever in my heart. Condolences to his loving wife Doreen and his two daughters, Lorraine, and Karen. Thanks to Jerry and Dee Strong, and to Maggie Plant for all they did for Jock during his final days. This post is jointly from Tim Bax, Steve Hatfill and Darrell Watt. I have attached some photos of Jock, and of the times we shared.
Sad to hear the news of the passing of an all round legend Jock Hutton. Here’s the live video of us taking off last year to tandem Jock back into the fields of Normandy for Normandy75 being the funny not a care man he was .
* 9th October 1924 born Stirling Scotland.
13th parachute battalion in Normandy, Ardennes (battle of the bulge), rhine crossing (operation varsity), and across Germany to the Baltic.
After the war joining the Rhodesia battalion SAS as the regimental seargent major.
* 12th August 2020
It’s with great sadness that I make this post. A legendary soldier has been called home. After a long battle in the hospital, Jock Hutton has passed away. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers, especially his wife Doreen and daughters Lorraine and Karen. Jock was one hell of a man! He joined the British Army Parachute Regiment at 16, landed with the first wave of British troops who landed during the Normandy invasion where he was wounded in combat. After the war, he and his wife moved to Rhodesia and Jock went on to join the Rhodesian SAS where he would serve with pride as the RSM. He would go on to serve with the 5 RECCE of the South African Army during the Border War. He went on to capture international attention when he, at 94 years of age, went on to jump into Normandy again to commemorate the anniversary of the invasion. Rest In Peace, Jock! You will be missed.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
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