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Old 8th Sep 2015, 16:50   #1 (permalink)
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Curly French

I was reminded recently of one of the BA legends Flight Engineer Curly French.

I flew with him on Tristars and he was such a warm and funny person it was always a pleasure to fly with him.

I know he went to Gulf Airways after BA but not sure if he is still with us.

Anyone any news?
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 11:32   #2 (permalink)
 
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Curly and I once shared a "Gracious Living Box" , stowed as per norm in
The Berkshire, NY. Needless to say one's joyous anticipation of a refreshing
livener on arrival was frequently dashed! Empty Again!
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 19:41   #3 (permalink)
 
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Last flew with him in GF Nov '86. Nice guy.
Wasn't it Curly who had a bar in his flat in BAH which he called 'The Mullah's Arms'?
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Old 13th Sep 2015, 13:17   #4 (permalink)
 
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Basil - it was indeed. I also seem to recall that he also had a stock of Scotlands finest cunningly concealed behind the cistern panel in the crew room loo at the Gulf Hotel in DOH. Or perhaps it was the Sheraton. Or maybe that was one of the other evil FE's.....memory is going!

Happy, happy days though!

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Customs at DOH were very good to us. Only time I had a bottle removed was when the guy was being checked and had to take it.
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Old 19th Mar 2017, 16:28   #6 (permalink)


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Curly French

Curly is alive and well and was delighted to see these posts when one of his friends spotted them online. We celebrated his 87th birthday last night at the Plockton Inn where he goes every day at 5pm... he hasn't changed a bit!
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Good on yer Curly!!

Have a wee dram for me!!

FW
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Old 20th Mar 2017, 15:23   #8 (permalink)
 
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Curly- Are you boasting that your date of birth was 1930?

I know for a fact is was 1830!!

Cos you used to arrive and pinch my bedroom in KJP !!

Where the fxxx is the Plockton Inn? I'm on my way!
Rxxie
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Where did that thirty years go?
But, in the pub every evening? Punchy!
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 15:03   #10 (permalink)


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Hi,

I meant to post this a while ago.. Curly on the night of his birthday!
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Hi Curly. Looks like you had a good birthday party. Did you sing, as I remember, your signature song - "It's Engineer's Year", with associated phallic arm gestures?
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 20:34   #12 (permalink)
 
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Only five to eight; what was he like at five to eleven?
That IS Curly on the right, right!
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