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Bob Mason RIP

Old 26th Feb 2011, 21:50
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Bob Mason RIP

It is with great sadness that I inform you that MACR Bob Mason passed away late this afternoon. Bob was a well known Loadmaster who served many years at RAF Lyneham.

Details of his funeral service will be posted here in due course.

Thoughts are with his family.
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Old 26th Feb 2011, 22:10
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Very sad news. RIP.
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Old 26th Feb 2011, 22:23
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Terrible news. Another one of life's finest taken away much too soon.

Steve, PM sent. Please pass on our thoughts to Sally and the family.

RIP Bobby.


A fitting tribute that the Lyneham team that Bob was very much a member of, was once again back doing what it does best again today in the news.
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Old 26th Feb 2011, 22:43
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Gutted....

Will have a few for you tonight Bob. We had a few great times.
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Old 26th Feb 2011, 23:21
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9 months ago at a 50th birthday bash trying to tell him a glass of milk would cure all his ill's,.......how ******* stupid do I feel now.........

Love him or loath him, and at times I have done both he was with out doubt one of finest ALM's I have ever met and our cadre is poorer for the passing of this man.
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 00:31
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Bob was one of the best. He convinced me to cross over to the J a long time ago. As an instructor on CTF then STANEVAL and finally TTF he was outstanding and one of the most professional loadies I know. I hope St Peter takes a night off tonight because there will be a "hell" of a party up there when he comes through the gate.
Lifting a large one and thinking of Sally, Jack and Georgia
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 02:41
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Very sad news indeed. Yet another great guy taken from us far too early in his life. I will raise a glass to you tonight. RIP Bob, my condolences to family and friends.
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 02:57
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Don't know what to say really, had no idea Bob was ill.
Had the pleasure of serving with Bob for many years, great bloke, unique sense of humor.

Bugger

RIP mate.

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Old 27th Feb 2011, 03:51
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Known Bob for many years crewed up together in MPA way back in '92, did not know he was ill and it is a great shock to hear he has passed away. So many good times from ScotTac DZ party to heading off down route, always a professional. RIP mate
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 06:38
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RIP bob, sad sad news. Gone but not forgotten!
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 07:46
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What really crap news to wake up to, didn't even know Bob had been ill, so a real shock. Was on 30 with Bob back in the day, although lately only caught up with him and Sally at the Balls. Take care mate, Gary, Gibbo & Dougie will have a cold one ready for you. Sally, thoughts are with you and the family.

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Old 27th Feb 2011, 08:20
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Like a lot of other people I'm shocked. What a great bloke, taken far too early.

RIP Bob.
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 08:39
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I Knew Bob when he arrived at Lyneham as a baby loadie on 30 Sqn many years ago. Used to go round his house for a few beers and he would always say "I don't want to talk shop", but inevitably we would, and once we started there was no stopping us. His efforts and hard work were rewarded with fast promotion and becoming the STANEVAL ALM. A true professional.
What more can I say, a great guy who will missed by many, our thoughts are now with Sally, Jack and Georgia. RIP.
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 09:02
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Had a couple of trips away with Bob including a night to remember in South Africa. Sad loss condolences to his family
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 09:25
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A great loss, saw Bob last Thursday in the mess.
Raised a glass last night.
thoughts with his family.
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 10:04
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Sad news - RIP Bob.

Like a previous poster said, like him or loath him, you could never take away the fact he was one of the most professional operators you could ever meet in the RAF.

I wish I had been half as good an ALM as MACR Mason.
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 10:10
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Sad news indeed.

Shared many a Freight Bay and Night Stop with Bob.
Not much more to say except that I always respected him.

My sincerest condolences to his family.

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Old 27th Feb 2011, 10:23
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RIP

Thoughts are with Sally and the kids.
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 10:45
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Very sad news, our thoughts are with Sal,Jack and Georgia. I have had the pleasure of knowing Bob for many years as a friend and fellow Loadie. He was and always be a true legend both professionally and socially. I enjoyed many a Det,route and game of Golf with him. I shall miss him greatly. R.I.P my friend.
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 11:38
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Diary simply says..... Bugger!

Gutted

Always reminds me of many hours on trials with Bob - "any chance of a cup of tea Bob?" - "There is always a chance H, always a chance'!!!!!!

I will definitely be having a large G&T tonight Bob.

RIP my friend.

Love and best wishes to Sal and the kids.

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