May you RIP Uncle Alan

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Remembering William Alan Loughlin

53 years ago today, my Uncle Alan (William Alan Loughlin b. 6 December 1939 Glasgow, Scotland; d. 17 August 1961, Singapore) and his two friends, SAC Robert Trevor Kell and SAC James Sprott, (RAF Police Association, unfortunately the links to the Straits Times no longer load.) died in Singapore. They were all in the RAF but only Alan’s body came home, both Robert & James’ bodies are still in Singapore. Their family’s are in my thoughts today, I wish I could reach out to them.

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The details of their deaths are below:-

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Alan’s Father: William James Aitken Loughlin, b. 9th June 1911 Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland; d. March 1986 Cheshire, England.
Alan’s Mother: Mary Hollywood, b. November 1912 Belfast, Northern Ireland; d. 8 November 2003 Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland.

Alan also had 2 half-brothers from his father’s marriage to a Florence Rowlands (b. 1915, d. 2013); David James Aitken Loughlin (b. 1949) & John Graham Loughlin (b. 1952).

If you recognise the details of Alan’s death or any of names/dates, please get in touch!