Ex-RAF man dies at 103

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AN ex-RAF officer who worked at RAF Finningley during the Second World War, has died aged 103.

Roland Pearson died on Friday in a care home on the Isle of Wight, where he moved in 2003 to be closer to his daughter.

His daughter Maureen Bevan, 69, paid tribute to her father.

She said: “He lived a long and happy life, with most of it spent in Cecil Avenue in Warmsworth.”

Mr Pearson also leaves behind two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.