Date added: 3 Aug 2009
I served with Klaas in his time at RAF Nicosia where he died working on the tailplane of a Canberra Airrcraft in the lcsu hangar. He was known as Mick to all his friends and was extremely popular in the unit.He lived in Billet 309 along with me and around 22 of his friends. To this day I will never forget the day he died, he is sorely missed by me and I guess many of his friends at LCSU, among them was Tom Archibald and 'Lou' Bush whom I considered to be his closest friends
Date added: 26 Oct 2009
The Northampton RBL are writing a tribute and compiling a roll of honour to all those from the County who have been lost in service since 1945 (65 as I write).
We also hold a memorial service in June on Armed Forces & Veterans weekend, where we read out the names of the fallen.
We would very much like to contact anyone who has memories of Klaas to help us make this as detailed as we can.
You can ring on the Northampton RBL line: 01604-457655 or view our website: http://northampton.legionbranches.net/