Richard Joseph Holden  BEM

Richard Joseph Holden BEM

02.06.1927 - 14.06.2021

Richard Joseph Holden BEM passed away peacefully on 14th June 2021 aged 94 years. Richard leaves his wife Ellen and two children Wendy and Roger. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.



I remember Richard as a welcoming, smiling & chatty friend on the odd occasion we met at family gatherings.
He always had a story or two to tell & a big hug.
Rest in peace my friend.
Sue x

Roger Blaydon


I met Dickie when I first joined HMS Sussex, RNR. He was my mentor and we sailed together frequently (including exercise “Mapleleaf” which involved sailing 4 x Minesweepers across the Atlantic and getting them to Canada in one piece! Not easy). He was a gentle man and a gentleman and adored his lovely wife Ellen. Wendy and Roger were pretty special too. We lost touch until I moved to Bognor and literally bumped into him. We had several social meetings and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Roger Blaydo (CPO. RNR)

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