Local MP pays tribute to World War Two RAF veteran

Henry has paid a “heartfelt tribute” to Wing Commander Vic Stapley the former Bomber Command veteran and former Mayor of King’s Lynn, and West Norfolk Borough Council who very sadly passed away yesterday.

Although well into his 90s Vic Stapley carried on working in the community, in particular with veteran groups until the end of last year. Vic Stapley was not just a remarkable veteran of Bomber Command but was also highly decorated for bravery in action. After settling in West Norfolk in the 1970s he became one of the Borough Councillors for Heacham, and during this time served as Chairman of Planning and Borough Mayor.

Henry said: “Vic was a truly remarkable person and indeed in many ways an iconic figure. He commanded incredible respect across the whole Borough and further afield. He was also one of the very last highly decorated Second World War veterans here in West Norfolk, and he will be sorely missed. Of course, our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family, but they can be very proud of everything Vic achieved both fighting for his country in the War, and serving his community in peacetime.”