Oswald Dixon, an RAF veteran with no known surviving family, has died at the age of 100.
Oswald joined the RAF in Kingston, Jamaica, in November 1944 as a flight mechanic and moved to Britain before World War II ended.
He rose to become a leading aircraftman and remained in the service teaching new recruits until he retired.
We’re saddened to announce the passing of former @RoyalAirForce servicemen Oswald Dixon who died at the age of 100 years on Wednesday Sep 25th.
— Broughton House (@BroughtonHouse) October 3, 2019
He was living alone in Salford until 2015 but due to illness and deteriorating sight, he was no longer able to live on his own.
He then moved to Broughton House, a charity and nursing home for veterans first established in 1916.
Oswald’s passing has seen hundreds send messages of sympathy and support
Oswald Dixon passed away peacefully at Broughton House after reaching his 100th birthday. People are welcome to attend Oswald’s funeral and show their respects for this Salford veteran – Wed 9 October at Agecroft cemetery and crematorium 2.20pm https://t.co/000vT48lUL
— SalfordMayor (@salford_mayor) October 4, 2019
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A RAF veteran with no living family has died aged 100. Oswald Dixon’s funeral will take place at Agecroft Crematorium in Salford on Wednesday, October 9 at 2:20pm.
This is an open invitation for you to attend and give him the send off he deserves 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/19QnXJwVJ7
— Carl 🇬🇧 (@AirForce_Carl) October 4, 2019
Chris Lindsay, the Chief Executive at Broughton House, said:
“At his 100th Birthday celebration, Oswald stated that he “always tried to live life as it should be lived, by doing things for other people”.
“His warm character will be missed by everyone involved at Broughton House”
RAF veteran Oswald Dixon’s funeral will take place at Agecroft Crematorium on Wednesday 9th of October