John Robert Brown (Bob), a well-respected Stockton Freemason died on 10 th February at the age of 103. He was a member of the Lodge of Philanthropy and the Chapter of Philanthropy for well over 40 years.
In a recent visit to the Chapter of Philanthropy the Provincial Grand Master, John Thompson spoke about his passing and the fact that the Second World war veteran was held a prisoner of war for four years after surviving being shot down when his Wellington bomber was attacked on a night raid.
In honour of his wartime service, at precisely 11am an RAF Eurofighter Typhoon made a fly-past over his funeral, organized by his great-nephew who is in training in the RAF Squadron.
Bob featured in Issue 38 of our Gazette to celebrate his 100 th birthday.
Rest in Peace Bob