On Friday 31st July the funeral service for a true ‘Son of Lynn’ was held at King’s Lynn Minster. Michael Langwade, 78, had suffered with rheumatoid arthritis for many years and died following admission to hospital with a severe strain of pneumonia.
Born and raised in the town he attended local schools and as a teenager was a member of 42F (King’s Lynn) Squadron Air Training Corps. He had enjoyed his time with the cadets and maintained a keen interest in the Squadron throughout his life, attending many of its functions.
He was elected a Borough Councilor in the 1990’s and again in 2003 and 2007. He was elected Mayor for the term 2003/4 which was an honour that he had loved. As Mayor he had been “proud to inspect ‘his’ squadron” prior to its annual church service at St John’s Church.
At the funeral service the town’s Mace Bearers led the coffin into the Minster, and at the special request of Michael’s partner Christine Holding, a uniformed presence from 42F Squadron paid its final respects at the west door of the church.