John Wilds 1950 - 2014
It is with great regret the death is announced of John Wilds, Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club's Bar Manager for just over eleven years.
John had been seriously ill and was in an induced coma on life support at the Queens Medical Centre for nearly two weeks.
Our sincere condolences go to Kim and John’s family at this very sad time.
The Funeral will take place at 11.20 a.m. on Thursday 15th January 2015 at Wilford Hill Crematorium, followed by a gathering at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club to which Members and John's friends are invited.
The Family has requested that the occasion be a celebration of John's life and that no black ties be worn.
The following is reproduced from the Nottingham Post dated 6th January 2015:-
Wilds John Jerry Passed away peacefully on Monday 29th December 2014 aged 64 years. Dearly loved husband of Kim, loving dad of Natalie and Barney and much loved father-in-law of Steve and Anna and doting granddad of Daisy-Jo, Violet and Ruby. Funeral service to take place at Wilford Hill Crematorium on Thursday 15th January at 11.20 am. Clothing-the brighter the better. Family flowers only please, donations for The British Lung Foundation may be sent care of A W Lymn The Family Funeral Service Easthorpe Street Ruddington Nottingham NG11 6LB 0115 921 1075 www.lymn.co.uk
The General Committee
6th January 2015
Purchase of a defibrillator
The Club has recently purchased a defibrillator - an IPAD NF1200 - which is located in the Lobby/Foyer of the Club Entrance.
There are many training demonstrations of AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillator)s on YouTube - you never know when you may find yourself in a situation where you need to make use of one.
Here is a typical example to get you started.
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Charlie wins the Welsh Open Seniors 2014
With scores of 71,72,74 our own evergreen England Seniors International Charles Banks has won the WELSH OPEN SENIORS’ CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 by one shot from Anthony McLure (Longhirst Hall)
The 54 hole event took place from 24th - 26th June at the GLAMORGANSHIRE GOLF CLUB, situated in the seaside town of Penarth, near to Cardiff, in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan.
Congratulations, Charlie from everyone at Stanton.
County Matchplay Titles
Tom Cumberland and Colin Maber were the toast of Stanton-on-the-Wolds GC after claiming the County Men's and County Senior Men's Matchplay titles respectively in two nail-biting finals.
Wing Commander James (Jim) Flint DFC. GM. DFM. AE. RAF Rtd
The death has been announced of Wing Commander James (Jim) Flint DFC. GM. DFM. AE. RAF Rtd., Vice President of 50 and 61 Squadrons Association and Commanding Officer of 50 Squadron 1944-45, who passed away on December 16th 2013.
Jim was born on 24th May 1913, Empire Day and Joined the RAF in 1938. His reason for volunteering was the offer of pilot training by the RAF and the King's shilling. His initial pilot training was on Majestics at the Tollerton flying club. From there it was to the London area for training on Tiger Moths.
In January 1941 he joined 49 squadron at Waddington as a sergeant pilot for his 1st tour of operations flying Hampden bombers.
Jim was the oldest and most decorated surviving RAF war veteran and Bomber Command pilot. He flew 56 missions during the Second World War and as well as the DSO and DFM, he won the George Medal for rescuing his wounded navigator from the wreckage of their rapidly sinking Hampden bomber.
In his youth, Jim was an excellent sportsman, cricket being one of his passions. He played for Nottingham Harrington and in representative matches between the north and south of Nottingham. He was good enough to play against the international XI of the cricket-mad philanthropist Sir Julien Cahn, good enough to take ten wickets in an innings more than once.
After the interruption of war service, Jim's career in accountancy and management continued with the sports goods firm Redmayne & Todd and, his football and cricketing days over, he took up golf.
He played off a seven handicap at Stanton-on-the-Wolds and also hit many a fine shot at Hollinwell. His teacher was the Ryder Cup player Brian Waites and Jim recalls that Brian told him after looking at his old kit 'Your clubs are looking a bit tired!'
A former President of the Club recalls that Jim was one of the three Stanton players who won the Guardian Journal Trophy in around 1953, along with George Thomson and Charlie Jackson Jacks who played off Scratch and 2 respectively. Jim was the ringer off about 12 handicap at the time. The final was played at Woodhall Spa.
Jim Flint had been a ceaseless supporter of RAF events since the end of WWII, turning out in all weathers. Recently he visited the memorial to the wartime crew whose bomber crashed near Farnsfield and he attended the unveiling of the new memorial in London to the 55,573 personnel of RAF Bomber Command who lost their lives during the Second World War. Many were dear friends.
Jim, the Club's first centurion, was an outstanding member of the "Get on with it" generation who were so modest about their achievements. His passing is a sad loss to all of us. On behalf of the Membership, especially those who were priviledged to know him, the Club offers condolences to Jim's family.
The funeral has been arranged for 11.30 am on January 10th at the Church of the Holy Rood, Village Street, Edwalton, Nottingham, NG12 4AB.