Obituary a fitting tribute

Thanks, Laurel Stowell, for your wonderful

in Saturday's Chronicle. Your entertaining vignettes of a life well lived put me in that plane of his, feeding out the hay with Juliet.

I was out back, gathering my washing from the clothesline, one almost unbearably gorgeous blue-skyed afternoon last month when a flypast of magnificent men in their flying machines appeared overhead in pair formation.
Then the lone aircraft bringing up the rear and peeling away into the blue from the close-knit pairs. I was flooded with sadness and galvanised by curiosity.
I realised I was watching a powerful tribute