JOHN TEASDALE 1923-2013
John was a member of the Forum for 20 years after he returned to Harrogate to retire after a career in the Civil Service. He was Chairman in the 90s, always affable with a slightly waspish sense of humour. He had a distinguished war record as a navigator in Halifax and Liberator bombers. When the Forum visited the Air Museum at Elvington in 2005, he was allowed to sit in the cockpit of a Halifax. His last two years were spent in Hampden House and he died 9 days after his 90th birthday. The Forum was well represented at the funeral at Stonefall.