I seem to recall that one of the CPOs from RN DQs was the last WW2 veteran to leave active service. I seem to remember seeing him underway in HMS Nelson and I am certain there was an article in the NN about him. Anyone remember his name?
There was a WW2 vet serving in Desert Storm on one of the MN STUFT IIRC.
I think the last couple left in the mid 80s - the last Service chiefs had gone by about 1985, and its unlikely any others in other ranks went on much beyond this unless they went into ACF type roles, which dont really count.
Sol - its a shame she's gone, but I don't miss the endless posts on utterly irrelevant news stories.
Well from the WE contingent On FB we had CMEM Sid Molyneaux serving as a promised man until 87/88, no ones sure of the date. I do remember the divisions when he retired at what we believe was 65 so very possible he was a WWII veteran.