Ken, a little something for your favourite aircraft. Anna
Donate in memory of
KennethVulcan To The Sky Trust
- Rose Hill Crematorium Cantley Lane Doncaster DN4 6NE
- 12th Jan 2017
- Funeral Director
- W E Pinder
In loving memory of Kenneth Raymond Basilio who died peacefully at Elm Park Care Home, Woodlands, Doncaster at five minutes past midnight on Sunday 18th December 2016.
The dearly loved husband of Maureen, dear Dad of Cath and Gail.
The RAF was Dad's life for 40 years and Mum found and read him this poem recently. It was written by a young Canadian pilot in the second world war who died at only 19 years of age, Dad would have understood what he was writing about.
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . .
Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
— John Gillespie Magee, Jr
donated in memory of Kenneth
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