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Gaining An R.A.F Pilots Brevet In WW II

Old 23rd Aug 2016, 12:05
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My condolences, having lost my daughter early in the year I know what you are going through, think of all the good times you had together, it helps.
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Old 23rd Aug 2016, 12:10
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Dear Danny, I never usually respond to these losses, but I do so now with tears in my eyes. You Sir, are an inspiration to people like me and I can only imagine the effect of the loss of your life companion on you. That you will bear it with your customary fortitude and dignity I have no doubt, but the many messages of support that have been flooding in indicate how much you are held in our collective affections and will hopefully be some sort of comfort. May Mrs Danny42C rest in peace. Condolences to you and your Daughter.

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Old 23rd Aug 2016, 20:02
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Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.
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Old 24th Aug 2016, 10:36
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many heartfelt shared condolences here .

Danny has become an institution . As are others who have come on board over the years. In his case, this man's warmth, earthiness, humanity, discretion, intelligence and wit need no elaboration. We are, all of us, much more the richer for his sharing with us his life experiences. Were he not the born raconteur and communicator he is, we, like Manuel, would know nothing.

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Old 24th Aug 2016, 21:36
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'Dave' Davis (Halton trained 1926) migrated to Australia to become in January 1930 the first engineer for Australian National Airways at Archerfield Airport in Brisbane. While there Dave took an A licence on a Gipsy Moth of the Qantas flying school.
When he passed away in Hobart in 1990, his widow, Clare, (Tasmanian born), at Dave's funeral service recited the 75th and last verse of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. -

And when Thyself with shining Foot shall pass
Among the Guests Star-scatter'd on the Grass,
And in thy joyous Errand reach the Spot
Where I made one - turn down an empty Glass !
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Old 26th Aug 2016, 17:26
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Re #9194

Danny - difficult to add to the condolences already posted here, but my sentiments mirror exactly those so well expressed by so many others.

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Old 26th Aug 2016, 19:13
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Dear Danny
I like every other PPRuNer on this thread feel that through this virtual crew room that we have not only got very well acquainted with you but also come to know your family and I join in sending you my heart-felt condolences. The experiences of buying various cars, moving your family to Germany and back to England plus hireings and MQ's to finally being able to buy your own home reveals a very human side to your many wonderful posts on this thread. The importance of that relationship with your wife and family show through very strongly and that will both be a source of pain and of strength as there will be many happy memories to look back on.
My prayers are with you at this sad time......
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Old 31st Aug 2016, 09:05
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver
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Omega. A long range version of Decca used in the less hospitable parts of the world so that you had an even bigger chance of getting lost than before. Dreadful piece of kit but poor people still use it.
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Demolition of 1,200 ft tall Omega tower in Argentina.

Video here
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Old 31st Aug 2016, 12:51
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There used to be an Omega Tx on Reunion when I 1st went there in 1992.

Bl**dy big it were! Tis gone now.
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Old 31st Aug 2016, 13:10
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The last Omega tower in Australia was demolished lasy year after a base jumper killed himself trying to jump off it. 1,400 odd ft.
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Old 31st Aug 2016, 13:25
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We thought Omega to be the bee's knees when flying single pilot offshore across the Timor Sea from Derby to just off Timor-Leste. 2nm accuracy was much better than ADF and a map!

Although when we operated from Exmouth, the proximity of the USN VLF tower required a 65dB filter in the antennae line to allow other signals to come through and give us a usable Omega readout
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Old 31st Aug 2016, 13:39
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For those who follow this thread and others, and for those that might want to spare them a thought, Danny has said that his wife's funeral is on Monday 5th September 1400 BST.
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Old 31st Aug 2016, 19:46
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For those who follow this thread and others, and for those that might want to spare them a thought, Danny has said that his wife's funeral is on Monday 5th September 1400 BST.
Thank you Wander00. Date/time marked in my diary
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Old 31st Aug 2016, 20:31
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Wander00 Thank you. FZ
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Old 4th Sep 2016, 20:34
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I want to take the opportunity of placing this thread back on top of Page 1 by reminding all Danny's readers that his wife's funeral is tomorrow ( Monday 5th Sept' ).

I am sure we will all be with you in spirit Danny, if not actually in person.
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Old 4th Sep 2016, 21:45
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Agreed, thoughts will be with you tomorrow Danny and not just mine.
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Old 5th Sep 2016, 10:17
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I'm sure that the thoughts of all your friends and admirers on this, the best of all PPRuNe threads, are with you and yours on this sad day, Danny.

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Old 5th Sep 2016, 16:50
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Thank you all.

I'm immensely grateful and humbled by the number and shining sincerity of the condolences expressed to me and my wonderful daughter, and we can only say a simple "Thank you all".

I came across these verses which I find meet my case, and may help others:

"Don't tell me that you understand
Don't tell me that you know
Don't tell me that I will survive
How I will surely grow


Don't come to me with answers
That can only come from me
Don't tell me how my grief will pass
That I will soon be free


Accept me just the way I am
I need someone to share
Just let me grieve and take my hand
To show me that you care
"

(Anon)

And you, my friends, have done this admirably for me and my Mary. (As a bonus, thank you also for the kind things said about me and my scribblings - although it makes me feel as if I'm reading my own Obituary !)
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eko4me.....Gratias tibi, amicus meus....D.

.....................

Danny42C.

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Old 5th Sep 2016, 19:29
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Just let me grieve and take my hand
To show me that you care
You'll find plenty of those hands here, we just want to support you through this bad time.
I sorrow for your loss, Mary will be missed, that's a given, but you have shoulders galore here to lean on whenever you need.
Don't forget the PM system if there is anything you need that we can help with.
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Old 5th Sep 2016, 23:03
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The hands are all there Danny, to take when you want. Sleep peacefully tonight. If I could I would just offer you a hug
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