Eric Wakeling
John Robertson

Eric Wakeling

Eric Edgar Wakeling
born 1.8.1920 Deal,Kent
educated Sir Roger Manwood's School,Sandwich
enlisted 1936
Army Apprentices' College 1936-39
11 Chemical Warfare Bn,Royal Engineers (Cadet) 1940
commissioned 2Lt (137823) RE 22.6.1940
3 BD Company
14 BD Company 1943-46
12 BD Company (2IC) 1946
War Office
demobilised 1947
employed by Heinz
employed by Johnson and Johnson (pharmaceuticals and household products)
Lieutenant,Army Emergency Reserve of Officers 9.10.1953
142 Regiment (Adjutant) 1952 (C.O. 1965)
retired as Lt Colonel 1967
awarded Emergency Reserve Decoration
author of
The Lonely War (1994)
Photographic Story of Bomb Disposal (1995)
Danger of UXBs (1996)
A Short History of Bomb Disposal (1998)
married Nicky Hopper 1945 (died 2012) (2 daughters Carol and Pauline)
died 11.11.2013
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