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John Yates died on 26th August 2022.
He had a major cancer operation from which he recovered and was able to attend the 2022 reunion. But later had further complications and died in Broomfield hospital.

His first job was a cinema projectionist, this made him interested in photography and video editing which he continued throughout his life.

John joined Marconi in 1959. He worked in Installations, and he was the Union Representative. An amateur radio enthusiast who even took his system on his annual holiday to Finland. He was also a keen member of the Friday pub gang.