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Mike Harland RIP

Old 1st Dec 2007, 11:10
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Funeral details have not yet (as of today, 1 Dec) been finalised.
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 08:18
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will you let us know when/if you hear anything?
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Old 4th Dec 2007, 08:30
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Anyone know his Dad's first name and I knew a Harland.
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Old 2nd Feb 2008, 12:33
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Funeral Mike Harland

May bit a bit short notice but here at last details of Mike's funeral.

The funeral will take place on Tuesday 5th February at St. Wulframs Church, Grantham at 11am, followed by a private cremation. Family flowers only. Donations for ACT Ward C2, Addenbrooke's Hospital are being received by Robert Holland Funeral Director, 14 St.Catherines Road, Grantham. Tel 01476 594422

To Pontius Navigator:
Mike's dad name was John.
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Old 17th Apr 2008, 09:19
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Angel Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Mike

Love Elizabeth
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Old 14th Nov 2008, 20:12
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I make no apologies for bumping this thread, in memory of a fine man who lost his life in a tragic accident a year ago today.

To Wolfie.
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Old 14th Nov 2008, 20:55
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God Bless.....gone but certainly not fogotten. I gather the Marham folk planted a tree today in memory.....

In addition the Cheyenne ferry ac is named after Mike as well....

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Old 16th Nov 2008, 10:43
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I hesitated to post on the 14th, but I wanted to.

I was so pleased to log on again today to see that other people had posted.

Still deeply missed, and will never be forgotten.

If I be the first of us to die
Let grief not blacken long your sky.
Be bold yet modest in your grieving.
There is change but not a leaving.
For just as death is part of life,
The dead live on forever in the living.
For all the gathered riches of our journey,
The moment shared, the mysteries explored,
The steady layer of intimacy stored,
The things which make us laugh or weep or sing,
The joy of sunlit snow or first unfurling of the spring,
The wordless language of look and touch,
The knowing,
Each giving and each taking,
These are not flowers that fade,
Nor trees that fall and crumble,
nor are they stone
For even stone cannot the wind and rain withstand
And mighty mountain peaks in time reduce to sand.
What we were, we are.
What we had, we have.
A conjoined past imperishably present.
So when you walk the woods where once we walked together
And scan in vain the dappled bank beside you for my shadow,
Or pause where we always did upon the hill to gaze across the land,
And spotting something, reach by habit for my hand.
And finding none, feel sorrow start to steal upon you,
Be still.
Close your eyes.
Listen for my footfall in your heart.
I am not gone but merely walk within you.

I can't acknowledge the author, but it was used at John Thaw's memorial service, and I thought perhaps fitting here. I hope that it is appropriate, but if not, moderators - feel free to remove.
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Old 17th Apr 2009, 10:43
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Angel Happy Birthday

Sadly Missed x
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Old 17th Apr 2009, 11:08
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A Very Moving Poem

Google tells me that the poem, and a very moving one too, was written by Nicholas Evans and comes from his book "The Smoke Jumper"
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Old 4th Sep 2009, 08:20
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Mike Harland

The latest public domain news on progress with the investigations of this tragic accident are in today's EDP on-line - the link is at

Norfolk MP hits out at Ministry of Defence - EDP24

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Old 23rd Sep 2009, 16:22
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Request from the BBC

I've sent you a private message.
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Old 14th Nov 2009, 08:13
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Angel Mike

Missing you xxx
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Old 14th Nov 2009, 16:19
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Coroner questions MoD delays

From the EDP:

Mystery over plane death - Norfolk News - EDP24
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Old 17th Apr 2010, 06:47
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A storm is gathering.
I fix position without reference
to the world beyond my window,
where the Magnolia shed her
waxy petals onto sodden earth;
in the month of your birth.

Hatches battened against
gasping wind; scudding laden clouds
across blackened sky - on a shout
of thunder. And Iím transfixed by
the radiance of your presence;
in the years since your death.
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Old 28th Apr 2010, 20:15
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I know that this is Mike's thread, but I thought I'd post that my dad Edward, mentioned in my first post on this thread died this week. His funeral is tomorrow. I am sure that there are lots of you out there who read these threads who knew him and I thought that you'd like to know.

There is another (locked thread) which mentions dad's aerial photography which is still published regularly.

The Times has an obit page on line if anyone who trained with dad wants to post.

This'll be my last post on this thread. Thanks to those of you who kindly answered my questions via PM.

Elizabeth x
Goodbye Mike and goodbye my popsicle.
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Old 28th Apr 2010, 20:21
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Old 29th Apr 2010, 11:41
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Many condolences Elizabeth.
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