ARKELL Basil Henry Basil of Tankerton Kent, passed away peacefully at home on October 29, 2009 aged 91. The funeral took place on Friday November 13, 2009 at Barham (Canterbury) Crematorium. Much loved father of John and Philip, stepfather to Michael, Keith, Ian and Janet, grandfather to Elizabeth and Grace. basil will be sadly missed by his many friends and family. Basil served with the R.A.F. Coastal Command during World War 2 and later with 529 Rota Squadron. After the war he attained the World Speed Record for Rotary Winged Aircraft while working with Fairey Aviation as a test pilot. Donations to the R.A.F. Association Wings Appeal and The International Cancer Research Fund. Enquiries to The Co-operative Funeralcare (Herne Bay) Tel: 01227 375683.