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StressFree - Matt Giles

Old 20th Jun 2015, 20:53
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StressFree - Matt Giles

Fellow Ppruners

Its with great sadness I post that Stressfree - AKA Matt Giles sadly passed away Wednesday morning. Please be advised of the following arrangements I have received from Julie:-

''Just to let you know, we have made the funeral arrangements, it will be next friday 26th at High Easter Church (CM1 4QW) at 10.30am. Could you please pass the message on to anybody else, it would be lovely to see a good turnout. We have decided no flowers, but if you would like to make a donation the charity is Malaria No More UK.''

Hopefully see you there,

Love Julie''

Mods please leave on this forum for a day or two before moving to where are they now

RIP my old mucker, see you up there for a large one sometime

all the best to one of the best

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Old 20th Jun 2015, 21:04
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Sad news.
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Old 21st Jun 2015, 08:58
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A true gentleman! Sadly missed!
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Old 21st Jun 2015, 08:59
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Just heard the sad news about Matt.

As KK mentioned, Matt really was one of the best - a pleasure to have worked with him and an honour to have known him.

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Old 21st Jun 2015, 10:35
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Matt will be hugely missed,

Like so many others I've got his signature in my licence - great value and fun spending time with him.

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Old 21st Jun 2015, 12:03
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Really sad news. Condolences to his family. RIP Matt xxx
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Old 21st Jun 2015, 19:32
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May I add my condolences to Matt's family and friends, a true gent. I had the pleasure of flying with Matt on the 604/5 at Twinjet and TAG between 2008 and 2013. Great times, every time. We laughed and laughed, had a beer or two, and always got the job done. A great operator, colleague, and friend. This has come as a complete shock to us all, and I for one, will miss him dearly. Get out the cab!
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Old 24th Jun 2015, 07:47
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My condolences to Matt's family and friends, he was a true gentleman, a great teacher, a pleasure to fly with and at the end of the day great fun to relax with. He will be truly missed.
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Old 25th Jun 2015, 16:39
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I'm shocked!

I flew with Matt for three days back in 1993 on an Inflight HS125-700. I distinctly remember his patience when I broke most of the crockery during an "arrival" in Swansea.

Condolences to his family.
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Old 27th Jun 2015, 09:41
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A really lovely guy to have known. Many happy and memorable nights spent in Nice when we bumped into each other down route. Current trip means I won't make his sending off, but I'm sure he would want us to enjoy a few beers while saying goodbye. Great to have known you Matt.

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Old 27th Jun 2015, 18:33
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Sad news indeed. I had the pleasure of working with Matt many times between 2005 and 2013, not least when I went out to fix one of his many AOGs on the 604 and 605. What a lovely bloke. Will miss him
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Old 27th Jun 2015, 18:52
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Dear All,

Would this be Matt Giles who flew with Thurston Aviation at Stansted.

Matt Arbuthnot, if you are out there, please send me a pm.

Thoughts are with Julie, family and friends.

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Old 9th Jul 2015, 09:48
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Having only just found this thread may I join all the "above" in conveying my condolences to Family and Friends. A true Professional' and Character' who is a great loss to this part of the industry. I shall raise a glass at the Dog and Duck' .............. .

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Old 9th Jul 2015, 16:00
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Malaria no more UK donation

If anyone would like to leave donation to the families chosen charity and leave a message of condolence they can do so here, I hope this doesn't contravene any of prunes rules!

Independent Family Funeral Directors and Monumental Masons

Just type in Giles it will link you to the appropriate page.
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Old 14th Jul 2015, 20:16
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My God,so so shocked.
Just came across this post. I flew with Matt at Ford in 2004. What a gent and a wicked sense of humour. One of the best nights of my flying career still with Matt on a layover in Cologne. Goodbye my friend.
Andy Banks
Anyone tell me the circumstances of his death. He was the same age as me
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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 02:41
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Flying West

I hope there's a place, way up in the sky,
Where pilots can go, when they have to die-
A place where a guy can go and buy a cold beer
For a friend and comrade, whose memory is dear;
A place where no doctor or lawyer can tread,
Nor management type would ere be caught dead;
Just a quaint little place, kinda dark and full of smoke,
Where they like to sing loud, and love a good joke;
The kind of place where a lady could go
And feel safe and protected, by the men she would know.

There must be a place where old pilots go,
When their paining is finished, and their airspeed gets low,
Where the whiskey is old, and the women are young,
And the songs about flying and dying are sung,
Where you'd see all the fellows who'd flown west before.
And they'd call out your name, as you came through the door;
Who would buy you a drink if your thirst should be bad,
And relate to the others, "He was quite a good lad!"

And then through the mist, you'd spot an old guy
You had not seen for years, though he taught you how to fly.
He'd nod his old head, and grin ear to ear,
And say, "Welcome, my son, I'm pleased that you're here.
"For this is the place where true flyers come,
"When the journey is over, and the war has been won
"They've come here to at last to be safe and alone
From the government clerk and the management clone,
"Politicians and lawyers, the Feds and the noise
Where the hours are happy, and these good ol'boys
"Can relax with a cool one, and a well-deserved rest;
"This is Heaven, my son -- you've passed your last test!"

Author: Capt. Michael J. Larkin
Dedicated to: Capt. E. Hamilton Lee

Rest in Peace Matt.
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Good old boy " You can do it"
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