James Michael Fairclough known to his friends as Jim, started his career in the Army at the Army Apprentice College in August 1972, successfully qualifying as a Telecommunications Technician.
It wasn't long before he met Julie, his wife and they were married in July 1976.
He served in various units in UK, Germany, Cyprus and a tour to the Falklands, also on exercises in Denmark and Norway and had a full and varied career.
He thoroughly enjoyed his time in the Corps and always enjoyed the company of the many friends he made along the way.
After a successful career in the military, he retired in January 1996 to join EDS now known as Hewlett Packard and ended up working with a few of his former military friends from the past. Jim had a very successful career with EDS/HP reaching management level.
In January last year he decided it was about time to start enjoy-ing life so retired to do just that. Unfortunately, during a trip to France in November last, to celebrate a birthday with his brothers, he took ill very suddenly whilst driving to France and passed away on the 10 December 2016 at the age of 60.
He is sorely missed by his wife Julie after 40 wonderful years together and by his brothers, Neil and Mark and all his family and friends.