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Chris Abbott – RIP

From Geoff Quick:

I’m very sad to report that Chris Abbott passed away on 14th November, following a long fight with cancer.

I first met Chris when he was a Fg Off at Wildenrath in 1976 where his immensely cheerful character shone brightly, ably supported by Sue. Chris had already had active service experience, […]

Tony Chaplin RIP

Late news, I’m afraid, (I’ve been out of internet coverage for a while), but Tony Chaplin passed away on the 18th of April. Kate has let us know that Tony’s funeral will be at Lincoln Crematorium at 12.30 on 15th May, followed by a gathering at Welbourn Village Hall. For those wishing to correspond with […]

More on Pete Collins

From John Bevan (OC PI Flt 1981 to 84)

Hi Chris,

Just re-entered my details after reading about Pete Collins. How very sad! I flew with him in the T bird as a jolly on the final sorties of the day after setting the targets out in the sticks during a local exercise using the […]

Pete Collins – Inquest

Bristol Post Report

Wg Cdr Anthony J ‘Bugs’ Bendell OBE AFC

From Al Pollock:

Many will already have heard from other sources of our sad loss of Bugs Bendell.

Bugs Bendell

Because of the rather special sortie link I had with Bugs in 1958 I am sending this out with a rapid career summary at the attachment, mainly cobbled from his book.

Wg Cdr […]

Chas Mudie RIP

Chas Mudie

Chas Mudie, whom many of us remember as the USAF exchange pilot on the Sqn from 1979 to 1980, passed away in July. His second wife, Beth, writes:

Dear Friends, I thought you would like to read the full obituary which was published in the Fallbrook, California local newspaper. Chas was […]

AVM Peter J ‘Sam’ Goddard CB AFC

Alan Pollock got in contact to pass on details for this Wednesday’s Service for Air Vice-Marshal Peter John (‘Sam’) GODDARD CBE AFC. Sam died at home in Felixstowe on Thursday 11th February aged 72. Dearly loved husband of Val, father of Martin and David, father-in-law of Sally and dear Poppop of William, Harry and Lucy, […]

Pat King RIP

Sad news – Pat King passed away on Monday.

Pat King

His funeral will be on Tuesday 17 November at 14.30 at Marholm Crematorium, Peterborough and afterwards at the Haycock, Wansford.

Pat had a long and distinguished career: After leaving IV Sqn in 1972, he was CO 233 (Harrier) OCU 72-74. USAF Exchange […]

Sally Morris RIP

Syd dropped me a line to tell me that Sally Morris died last Saturday (27 June). She had been ill for some time but the end, when it came, was quite sudden.

The funeral will be at Pewsey Parish Church at 1300 on Friday 10 July, followed by a cremation and a wake at the […]

Ron Pattinson R.I.P.

Received the sad news from the HFA that Ron Pattinson died last week.

Ron served on IV Sqn from 1976 to 1979 as a pilot, QFI, IRE and Deputy Flight Commander at Wildenrath and Gutersloh when the Sqn was equipped with the Harrier GR1/T2/GR3 and T4. When he left the Sqn he served a short […]

Dave Binnie RIP

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 […]

Mo Tiwana

From Mo’s wife Minna:

We are bidding farewell to Mo on Friday 11th July 2014.

The Ceremony will commence at 12:45 in Gurudwara Sahib Garib Nawaj, Springfield Rd., Hayes, UB4 0LT.

From there , the procession moves onto Breakspear Crematorium, Ruislip, HA4 7SJ, via RAF Northolt , arriving promptly at 14:30. Here Friends and Colleagues […]

Flt Lt Bill “Shafer” Shepherd

From Frank Tewkesbury (now living on the Gold Coast in Australia):

Trying to make contact with ex-Flt Lt Bill “Shafer” Shepherd who was a Swift aerobatics pilot at RAF Gutersloh between 1961-1964. He used to live at Redland in Bristol but where he is now, only he knows. I was an SAC and used to […]

Brian Liversidge

From Jack Cobb:

I have been asked by Susan Liversidge to inform the Sqn that her husband, Wg Cdr(Retd) Brian Liversidge died on 20 Oct 13. Brian was your sites operations officer at Wildenrath from 1972 to 1975. He was again with the HF at Gutersloh in 1985 when he commanded 33 Wg RAF Regt. […]

Update from Kevin Marsh

Hi Chris, I thought I owed you an update for the fourfax website.

The day after I handed over Command of IV Sqn in June, I flew out from RAF Brize Norton to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan where I am currently serving as Chief of Staff (Operations) at 904 Expeditionary Air Wing.

IV Sqn […]