Les Cherrington Death – Dead | Passed Away – Obituary
Les Cherrington 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 Les Cherrington.
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.
We are saddened to hear of the death of Les Cherrington (pictured here at the 2019 RAF Cosford Christmas party).
Les, one of the famous Desert Rats, was the only survivor from his tank when it was engaged by superior German forces in Tunisia during the Battle of the Mareth Line. Severely wounded and near death, he was found near his tank the day after the battle and taken to a New Zealand forces field hospital. After many months of treatment in Africa and back at home he was discharged in 1944. Trying to rejoin his regiment in time for Normandy he was told that his injuries would stop him from playing any further part in the war.
After leaving the British Army he went on to work for the Post Office for a short time before becoming a Ministry of Defence Policeman, beginning his career at RAF Cosford. He was an MOD Policeman for 40 years at various military units throughout the UK.
Despite his advancing years Les still volunteered at the The Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford every Tuesday right until the end and was always happy to chat with anyone, young or old.
We will always be thankful that we had Les and his generation looking after us during World War II. Stand down, Les. Your stag is done. Rest in Peace.
Sadly Mr Les Cherrington passed away on Saturday 15th August 2020 aged 101. The video is Les describing his wartime service with The Staffordshire Yeomanry to the then curator of the Regimental Museum, Sarah Elsom in 2015.
Today I have the sad task of informing you that the Choir’s President and long serving member Les Cherrington has peacefully passed away.
I’m sure that many people in and around Shifnal will have many happy memories of Les, either in the Choir, in the Carnival or at the Cosford Air Museum and would like to show their respect and appreciation of his life time in Shifnal.
Please give his family time and space to grieve and I will let you know when the arrangements for his funeral have been made so that we can acknowledge the life of this very special person.
It is with great sadness to hear that Les Cherrington, former Yeoman and much loved friend of B Sqn, has passed away at the fine age of 101 years old.
A truly remarkable man, who left an impression on all who he met.
Pro aris et focis
It is with great sadness that I have pass on the news of the death of my Dad, Les Cherrington at the Severn Hospice in Shrewsbury. He slipped away peacefully holding my hand yesterday lunch time. As others have said, fittingly for an ex-soldier, on the day that marked the end of WW II. Dad was 101 years old and still very much ‘with it’. In fact, he had a better memory than most people I know and so a treasure trove of knowledge has been lost with him.
He was much loved by a great many people particularly in Shifnal where he was born and lived all of his life. Dad loved singing, especially ‘When I fall in love’ to all the ladies! He was President of the Shifnal Male Voice choir, took part in the Shifnal carnival since before I was born. He had lots going on in his life including his weekly visits to RAF Cosford where he spoke about his war time experiences along with his friends and veterans Denis and Arthur.
Dad was also ‘rediscovered’ by his Old Comrades Association and his serving Squadron a few years ago and I want to thank each and every one of you for the friendship you showed him and the events that you invited him to. He was so proud of being a member of your organisation.
I can’t begin to list and thank the many people who have helped Dad over these last few months, there are so many of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the help and comfort you gave him in such difficult circumstances. To Roy and Peggy, Ron, Marion and Kylie a special thank you for all that you’ve done.
I was Dad’s only child but he leaves behind two granddaughters and four great grandchildren. We shall all miss him.
Rest in peace Dad, I hope you have found the heaven that you so faithfully believed in xx
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.