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Derrick Allaway  



1920 -  2015. R.I.P.



 



 Standard bearers standing



 At attention and mute



Each standard dipping  



And rising in salute.



 



Today they burned a hero



One of the last of the few,



Silently serving for years, 



Member of a ground crew,



Working unrecognised,



Forgotten, out of sight,



One of those whose efforts



We're vital to every flight.



 



A solitary Hawk flew past



In  show of modern pride



Recognition of their own



On his last silent ride.



 



He sadly died alone.



With no family, few friends



But the Family of Veterans



Escorted him at the end,



In thanks to a quiet Hero



For the sacrifice he made



Labouring in the background



In vital, unglamorous trade.



 



Standard Bearers standing



At attention and mute



 Standards fell and rose



 In that final salute.



 




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Derrick Allaway 1920 - 2015. R.I.P.