Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society

Fred Leach G2HNF - Silent Key
21-Mar-1922  -  11-Feb-2015 , Age 92

Obituary: Fred Aaron Leach G2HNF died peacefully at home on February 11th, just short of his ninety-third birthday. Fred's funeral was on Tuesday March 17th at Chelmsford Crematorium where we said our good-byes and heard an interesting account of his life.

Fred grew up on Canvey Island and later the family moved to Chelmsford where he joined Marconis in 1937 as an apprentice instrument maker and remained loyal to the company throughout his entire career apart from war service. He spent most of the war as a wireless instructor for native troops in India. He returned to Marconis after the war and eventually became a development engineer in the radar company. Fred was a passionate believer in right and wrong and was a devoted union representative.

He was introduced to his hobby of Amateur Radio while he was in India. He was a loyal member of CARS with a passion for construction, giving many talks and demonstrations on the subject, and always ready to help members to become proficient in that branch of the hobby. Fred had a very well equipped workshop and could turn his hand to anything as well as being a competent artist.

After his funeral and together with family and friends we were invited back to the family home by his daughters Debbie, Susan and son-in law Bob for refreshments, where we all recalled our happy memories of Fred. Fred was a devoted father, grandfather and husband of Eileen who he nursed with passionate devotion and loving care through the last years of her life.

Extract above from CARS Newsletter Issue-589, Apr 2015

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