Yesterday the funeral for Sir Jack Hayward took place in Wolverhampton, where he was the much loved former owner and chairman of the Wolves club for 17 years.
The funeral cortege left from Molineux Stadium and made its way through the streets of Wolverhampton before arriving at St Peter’s Collegiate Church for a private funeral.
Well wishers were able to watch or listen to the funeral via and audio-visual link near to the Church. His coffin was carried by six servicemen from RAF Cosford, led by Sgt Graham Brown.
Sir Jack served with the RAF on 671 Squadron, flying Dakotas in India and Burma at the end of WW2.
He was demobilised in 1946 as a Flight Lieutenant and always spoke with great affection of his time in the RAF.
As a tribute and salute to this wonderful man, two Lynx Helicopters from the current 671 Squadron made a flypast over the ceremony.
Following the Service, family, friends and well wishers attended a reception at Molineux to celebrate Sir Jack’s life
It was his wish that donations from the service were made to the RAF Benevolent Fund, which provides welfare support to those in need within the RAF Family past and present.