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Pat Lane RIP

Old 13th Mar 2009, 15:15
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Pat Lane RIP

MALM Pat Lane (retd) was killed in a RTA yesterday morning.

Pat was a long serving military and civilian instructor at DHFS RAF Shawbury and was responsible for teaching tech to just about everyone who's been through Shawbury in the last 11 years. Whilst his jokes were as corny as anything his heart was in the right place and he will be missed. Mrs M and I send our condolences to his family.
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Old 13th Mar 2009, 15:26
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Pat, you'll be sorely missed. Rest in peace. All my condolences to Mrs L.
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Old 13th Mar 2009, 15:57
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What a shock.

Have known Pat in various capacities for 24 years. Like all of us he had his strengths, and he believed totally in the system he represented, even long after hanging up his RAF uniform. As a student of his on two courses a decade apart, I like to think he taught me well. He has been robbed of a well deserved final retirement, and my thoughts are now with his family. Anyone in the know pse post funeral arrangements when known. What awfull news.

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Old 13th Mar 2009, 16:06
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Saddened... More genuine and helpful men are hard to come by...
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Old 13th Mar 2009, 16:36
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Shocking news, just found out after idly scanning the web from my European exile. I had many dealings with Pat during previous tours in ‘Blighty', he was a complete and utter gentleman. Sincere condolences to Mrs L and family.

Pat RIP mate.
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Old 13th Mar 2009, 16:51
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Pat Lane

There will be many of you who knew Pat and who may want to express your sorrow. Clearly, the family have much on their mind right now and if you need information regarding memorials and funeral etc the FBH (Company)point of contact is Tim Osborne at the DHFS Ground School. (Shawbury ext 7591)
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Old 13th Mar 2009, 17:43
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Shocking news

Pat was one of my instructors in the early eighties and I have worked with him since being back at Shawbury. There cant be many who have not been taught by this genteman and he will be missed. My condolences to the family and friends. No doubt he is now teaching the angels how to fly.


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Old 13th Mar 2009, 18:04
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I've known Pat my entire career and he was a lovely man, with not a bad word to say about anyone. His loss is a shock and my thoughts are with his family.
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Old 13th Mar 2009, 18:12
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No doubt he is now teaching the angels how to fly.
John Wayne will be on remedial Vector diagram by now. Tonque in cheek I know, but I am sure thats the way Pat would have wanted it.
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Old 13th Mar 2009, 18:33
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Pat taught one of my oppos on one of the first QHCI courses - a true gent and an absloute professional in everything he did.

Sadly missed.

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Old 13th Mar 2009, 19:19
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A very sad day and my thoughts go to Pat's family and loved ones. A font of knowledge, a mighty man and a pleasure to work with, RIP Pat.
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Old 13th Mar 2009, 20:16
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Pat Lane RIP

Saddened to hear the news today from a colleague. I knew Pat in the early 70's; condolences to his family at their tragic loss.
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Old 13th Mar 2009, 20:54
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Unhappy So very sorry

Pat, You'll be sorely missed.

Heartfelt Condolences to Mrs L.
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Old 13th Mar 2009, 21:06
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A lovely man - RIP.
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Old 13th Mar 2009, 21:26
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RIP Pat. A true gent and a great loss to all in the rotary world and beyond.
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Old 13th Mar 2009, 22:29
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Shocked and stunned! RIP Pat, you played a massive part in the 'sausage machine', just about every current helicopter aircrew will have had your influence at some time in their training.
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Old 14th Mar 2009, 11:08
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Pat taught me in the air and on the ground and will be sorely missed by all. RIP Pat.
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Old 14th Mar 2009, 12:54
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A great shock. Pat worked with and/or for me on an number of occasions, at all the usual places (ODIZ, BENX, ALDZ) in addition to Shawbury of course.

My memories are mostly in connexion with the Mighty Wessex of course, but there was so much more to him. RIP mate.
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Old 14th Mar 2009, 17:50
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So sorry that my first post on prune has to be to record my condolences to the family of Pat Lane on their sad loss. I remember Pat from many years ago when I first attended the Wessex ground school, our paths crossing many times in the intervening years and culminating in his patiently guiding me through the Griffin on its introduction. I'm sure he will be sorely missed and impossible to replace. RIP
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Old 14th Mar 2009, 18:05
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Was taught by Pat in the early 80's and again on the QHCI cse. An "Old School" Master, firm but fair.

RIP Pat, fly safe with them Angels.
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