Major (Retired) Eddie Isaac
It is with great sadness we report the death of Major (Retired) “Eddie” (Emilo) Isaac (aged 72 years) an experienced ACF Officer who gave valuable service to both Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force.
Eddie sadly died on 2nd August 2021 at Peterborough Hospital after a long illness.
Born 4th June 1949, he had a long 49 years of ACF service commencing with Hertfordshire ACF in 1967 until his retirement when he joined Cambridgeshire ACF as a Non Uniform Volunteer in 2014 to continue his passion for signals training.
He held many detachment roles commencing in Hertfordshire ACF before becoming the County Signals Officer. His interest in signals lead him to purchase his own signals land rover with trailer duly kitted out with “shed load” of radios. On reaching retirement age he transferred to Cambridgeshire ACF to become a member of the Signals Team under Lt Tony Hall, the then County Signals Officer, a role he continued until June 2020.
In 2017 Eddie was awarded a Lord Lieutenant's Certificate of Meritorious Service by the then Vice Lord -Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Mr Richard Barnwell. - Pictured above. He was also awarded the Cadet Force Medal with 4 bars for his long service.
His other interests included amateur radio and demonstrating equipment at many country fairs. He worked as a volunteer at the Imperial War Museum as part of the radio section for many years. More recently he was an active volunteer member of the Nene Valley Railway. He really enjoyed Wednesdays when local school children visited and he gave interesting educational talks. Most weekends until the last few weeks he visited the Nene Valley Railway enjoying his passion for the steam railway.
With no family the funeral arrangements are being handled by close friends. Details are as follows:
Thursday, 19th August 2021 at 10.00am - Peterborough Crematorium, Mowbray Rd, Bretton Peterborough PE6 7JE
Eddie – Your duty is done, RIP
From all your Army Cadet colleagues
Eddie with Cambridgeshire Signals colleagues.