HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ATTENDED THE FUNERAL OF W BRO KEN WILKINSON, A BATTLE OF BRITAIN PILOT AND MEMBER OF BOTH WARWICKSHIRE AND WORCESTERSHIRE PROVINCES
The service was held in St Alphege Church in his home town of Solihull on 8th September 2017, with dozens lining the streets outside to pay their respects. W Bro Wilkinson’s coffin was carried into the church draped in the British flag, whilst a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire cascaded through the sky above.
W Bro Wilkinson was one of the last remaining Battle of Britain pilots and was described as “a true gentleman” by the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust.
W Bro Ken was an Honorary member of the Warwickshire Royal Air Force Lodge, Frankley Beeches Lodge (Worcestershire), Grosvenor Chapter and also of the Warwickshire Installed Masters Lodge and Warwickshire First Principals Chapter. Until his later years he had been a very active Freemason in both Warwickshire and Worcestershire, and held the rank of PProvSGW in both.
W Bro Wilkinson died on 31st July 2017 at the age of 99.