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P_E_Quick
 
Join Date: Apr 2021
Location: UK
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RIP George Quick (RAF 6 Dec 1941 - 21 Mar 1966)

I am sorry to say that my father George Quick died last Sunday at the age of 98. Herewith a quick summary of his time with the Royal Air Force, in the unlikely event that any PPRuNe users may remember him, :

Joined-up as a volunteer in London the day before Pearl Harbour Day in 1941; posted to 10 ITW (Scarborough?)
Pilot Training Feb 42 - Apr 43 (delayed owing to illness requiring hospital treatment); QFI training Apr 43 - Jun 43
Sgt Pilot QFI Penhold (Alberta) Jun 43 - May 44 (commissioned Jan 44)
QFI Carberry (Manitoba) May 44 - Dec 44
48 Sqn as co-pilot Feb 45 - Jun 45
Dakota Captain's course Jun 45 - Dec 45 (delayed owing to peritonitis)
46 Sqn Stoney Cross, Manston & Abingdon Mar 46 - Feb 47
78 Sqn Kabrit (MEAF) Apr 47 - Mar 48
PA to AOC 205 Gp MEAF Mar 48 - Oct 49
22FTS Syerston Jan 50 - Nov 50
Oxford UAS Nov 50 - Jan 54
99 Sqn Lyneham (and Wg Exam Staff) Aug 54 - Feb 56
426 Sqn RCAF Dorval (North Star) Exchange Tour Apr 56 - Oct 58 (promoted to Sqn Ldr)
Transport Command Examining Unit (Benson) Dec 58 - Sep 60
Language School (Russian) Tangmere Sep 60 - Mar 62
GCHQ Mar 62 - Jun 62
5 (Signals) Wing Butzweilerhof (+ Berlin) Jun 62 - Jun 65
HQ Transport Command (Upavon) Jun 65 - Mar 66

Types in his logbooks include: Tiger Moth; Cornell; Cessna Crane; Anson; Oxford; Harvard; Dakota; Auster; Prentice; Chipmunk; Meteor; Varsity; Hastings; Expeditor; North Star (DC4 with Merlin engines); Pembroke; Twin Pioneer; Valetta; Devon; Heron; Beverley; Comet. He also undertook famil flights in Hotspur gliders prior to glider-towing duties for the Crossing of the Rhine.

Having been made redundant from the Royal Air Force at the end of his tour with 5 Sigs Wg, he took a job in 'Time and Motion Study' at the Depot of a major food retailer and progressed to Senior Manager at their headquarters in London until the time of his retirement.
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