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Old 21st Feb 2008, 14:52
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Join Date: May 1999
Location: Quite near 'An aerodrome somewhere in England'
Posts: 25,675
A true gent and an RAF Officer who exemplified the 'real' RAF of recent times, before all the cutting and 'leaning' garbage started.

Only flew with AW once - I brought him down to Abingdon from Cranwell in an avionic-upgrade 'Dog which he hadn't flown before - and he was out of flying currency anyway. But he had a happy trip down, flew outstandingly and addressed various Air Traffickers en-route in those rich, resonant tones of his.

During my dining-out speech from ULAS, I mentioned that I hoped that the UAS scheme would survive whatever the future might bring - noting that some 40 aerodromes in the UK alone had closed to military flying since I'd joined. "Good God!" exploded Adam, "I hadn't realised it had been as bad as that!".

Wise by name, wise by nature. A true gent who will be sadly missed by all who had the fortune to know him or work under him.

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