A GUARD of honour was formed to give a fitting sent-off to a Clacks man who was "in with the bricks" at Alloa's 383 Air Cadet Squadron.

The funeral of John Wynne took place last Wednesday, September 14, at Alloa Ludgate Church with the squadron, which he founded, forming a guard of honour as the funeral cortège made its way to Sunnyside Cemetery.

As reported last week, Mr Wynne is being remembered fondly by many who had passed through the doors of the Alloa Air Cadet Squadron over the decades.

It is no coincidence that the cadet hall at Whins Road was renamed in his honour, indeed, he must have given some 50 years of service, helping and guiding young people who came through the doors of the squadron.

Former cadet and later squadron commander Craig Hutchinson previously spoke to the Advertiser about Mr Wynne was one of Alloa's great citizens, even if he would disagree with that assessment by making a cheeky remark at his own expense.

Mr Hutchinson said: "I know I speak for hundreds of former cadets when I say he leaves a substantial legacy and shaped the lives of those young people who knew him.

"He listened and laughed in equal measure and intrinsically knew how to deal with those of us who were going through the 'daft teenager' phase, putting us on the right path.

"We trusted and respected John, who was the important role model that all young people benefit from."

A loving husband to late wife Sandra and dad to the late Sheila, Shirley, Julie, Joanne and partners John and Glen, as well as grandad to Louise and Shaun and wife Zara – Mr John Wynne will be missed by many.

He had passed away peacefully at Parklands Care Home at the age of 84 on August 24.

Donations to Strathcarron Hospice and CHAS in his memory are welcome.