John Wickham says: "These few words do not do justice to all the hard work and devotion John put into chess. We always worked as a team and I shall miss his support and great friendship. John will also be missed by his many chess friends, based not just in Norfolk but worldwide, by his wife Gloria, his children and grandchildren."
The funeral will be at the Earlham Crematorium in Norwich at 3pm on the 29 October. It has been requested that there should be no flowers, but donations can be made to the RAF Benevolent Fund.