Lt Cdr Lyn Faulkner RN
22 August 1942 - 27 November 2020
In loving memory of Lyn
Royal Star & Garter Resident
Born during the war his life was nearly cut short. History relates that his mother, with Lyn in a pram, were strafed by a Messerschmitt near Hastings in 1942.
Only a flavour of the man can be given in this short biography perhaps providing a framework for your own memories.
Growing up in Jersey with his brother Robin he was given a broad education.
Lyn qualified for Pangebourne Nautical College where he fenced for the College and subsequently for the Royal Navy. His passage into Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth seemed smooth passing out as a Seaman Officer serving in the surface fleet. However he was soon recruited by the Fleet Air Arm; flying the extraordinarily demanding fixed wing Buccaneer off Aircraft Carriers. There followed a world tour on the carrier HMS Hermes where aircrew were often flying on the limits.
Now living back in Jersey Lyn flew commercial aircraft before being based in UK. On one occasion on a long haul flight his Captain died and he had to fly the aircraft back on his own.
He and his wife Philippa balancing family life bringing up two boys with his commercial flying career and with developing their home at Shute in Devon.
Motor Neuron Disease is the most evil condition and Lyn was hugely grateful to the wonderful care team who allowed him to stay at his beloved Shute for so long before being in equally good care of The Royal Star & Garter home at Solihull.
Lyn born during the war and dying at 78 – a life well lived