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Dave Binnie RIP

1973 Binns Red 6

1973 Binns Red 6


From Liliane:

Dear Friends, It is with deep sadness that I must tell you that David passed away very peacefully at 15.10 this afternoon (22 August). He was comfortable and pain-free to the end and we were with him. The Memorial Service to farewell David will take place at St Laurence Church, Winslow, Bucks on Tuesday 2nd September at 2pm. If you are available and in the country and would like to join us, we would love to see you. With love from Liliane, Sarah, Fiona and Sam

Dave was a highly-respected pilot and friend to many. I first met him as a Flight Commander on IV(AC) Sqn in 1979. He’d already served a tour on the Red Arrows in their early days on the Gnat. After he left the RAF he had a long successful second career as a Boeing 747 Captain with Virgin Atlantic. He also took up marathon running and raised much money for charity.

Dave and Liliane have supported fourfax since the beginning. He will be missed by many.

Red 6 Low Flying

Red 6 Low Flying – Image from “The Red Arrows” by Ray Hanna, photo by Arthur Gibson

4 comments to Dave Binnie RIP

  • bobmarston

    This is indeed sad news, but it does bring back the many happy memories of times we shared on IV(AC) and in later years.

  • Geoff Quick

    Good to be now a member of the IV (AC) Squadron Association. It was the sad news about Dave Binnie that triggered me to join, as happy memories came flooding back. In particular, I still clearly recall my first Recce debrief with him and his quiet amusement at the ongoing frenetic machinations around the light table. I was the first 6 Site RIC Boss following the reorganization post the move to Gut from Wildenrath (and the establishment of the RIC under IV (AC) Squadron from being a Station unit)

  • Hi Geoff,

    Nice to see you here.

    I’ll put some words up here later after the funeral…

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