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condolence thread for Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging (Red Arrows)

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condolence thread for Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging (Red Arrows)

Old 20th Aug 2011, 19:53
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Tragic. RIP Sir.
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Old 20th Aug 2011, 19:54
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My heartfelt condolences to Jon's family, friends and the Red Arrows
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Old 20th Aug 2011, 19:59
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Speaking on behalf of the many who never had the skill to entertain, nor the balls to defend the country like Flt Lt Egging and his like, I salute you, Sir.

We watch and gasp with barely a thought for the danger which exists, and from reading the many tributes from those who did know you personally, the world will be a lesser place without you.

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Old 20th Aug 2011, 20:02
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My thoughts with Family, Friends and the team
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Old 20th Aug 2011, 20:04
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Impressions of a Pilot

Flight is freedom in its purest form,

To dance with the clouds which follow a storm;

To roll and glide, to wheel and spin,

To feel the joy that swells within;

To leave the earth with its troubles and fly,

And know the warmth of a clear spring sky;

Then back to earth at the end of a day,

Released from the tensions which melted away.

Should my end come while I am in flight,

Whether brightest day or darkest night;

Spare me your pity and shrug off the pain,

Secure in the knowledge that I'd do it again;

For each of us is created to die,

And within me I know,

I was born to fly

RIP Flt Lt Eggings - my condolences to the team, your family and friends.

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Old 20th Aug 2011, 20:06
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The Reds flew over my house yesterday afternoon & I felt my usual surge of pride at seeing their perfect formation.

Really sad news about the loss of such a fine young man. My sincere condolences to his family & team members. RIP.
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Old 20th Aug 2011, 20:07
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Condolences to family, RAFAT, and all at Scampton, sad news indeed.
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Old 20th Aug 2011, 20:12
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The news is bad, I had hoped it might have had a good ending originally! I offer my condolences to the next of kin, and can only say that Jon will be remembered in the best possible way. I know this is of little help at the moment, but I also know that it is echoed around the aviation community and further afield! God be with you!
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Old 20th Aug 2011, 20:29
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Hoisting a tall one, Sir.
Humblest condolences from the Stormrider.
Heard the Beeb read out his wifes statement - much respect to her for that.
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Old 20th Aug 2011, 20:30
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I am still in shock. Saw the aircraft go down from less than 1 mile away.
Cant believe it. I was very shaken.

RIP Jon.
Condolences to his family, Friends and Collegues.
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Old 20th Aug 2011, 20:33
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RIP Eggman, sincerest condolences to your family.

Baz and the team, please have a beer for me.

Deeply saddened, PCMM
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Old 20th Aug 2011, 20:33
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I think the number of people with such a low number of posts who have left their condolences bears testament to the high regard Jon was held in.

All of you are to be congratulated for honoring a fallen comrade.

Sir George Cayley
Old 20th Aug 2011, 20:35
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I took my family to Bournemouth this weekend as I go OOA next week. We watched the team display yesterday and today and it was truly phenomenal. Without doubt, one of the most spectacular displays of teamwork and skill that you will ever witness.
My 2.5 yo son ran to the windows when we heard the reds coming shouting "Wed Awwows" and jumping up and down for nearly the whole display. The smile on his face was something that I will remember for life.
Although I have never met Jon professionally I have spoken to him and as a serving colleague, I am very sorry for his loss. Our thoughts are with his family and my wife, children and I send our utmost condolences.
The display at Bournemouth this weekend was the best I have ever seen - without a doubt. In the crowd, we heard the excitement and the buzz created by these brilliant men and women in their fantastic hawks. My 6yo daughter cried watching the news.
Jon, you will be missed. Thank you for the wonderful displays - Glass firmly raised to you tonight Sir.
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Old 20th Aug 2011, 20:37
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As one whose total flying skills are little more than staggering around the circuit in a Cessna and making a bumpy landing I have always been in total awe of the skill and mastery of their craft displayed by the Red Arrows. My condolences to Jon Egging's family and friends - they can at least be very proud of him.
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Old 20th Aug 2011, 20:38
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RIP Jon. Saw the Reds at very close range at RIAT this year while covering the SAR a/c. Another great display

Was at work at the QE in Birmingham today when we heard that we might be getting an ejectee in later on (they all now come to us for scans after ejection) but heard nothing more until the terrible news while driving home tonight

My condolences to his wife (a fellow medic I believe), family and those that knew him. Hope the guys (and gal) are back up soon doing what they do best and making us proud by association
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Old 20th Aug 2011, 20:41
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Condolences to family and friends.

I watched the team for many happy hours during their training time at Akrotiri earlier this year.

Per Ardua ad Astra
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Old 20th Aug 2011, 20:41
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A truly sad day and at the end of the display too.

A truly sad day and at the end of the display too.

My heart jumped a beat when the BBC news at work this afternoon reported this and showed footage and at that time I watched for an ejection but none was to be seen in the BBC footage.

As my colleague at work said "The Reds are the World's Best pilots"

The worst is confirmed on getting home.

And the world today has lost one of it's best pilots.

My condolences to those bereaved and may you RIP Flt Lt Jon Egging - Red 4.
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Old 20th Aug 2011, 20:47
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So sorry to hear the news. A smashing fellow who will be missed by many. Condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and colleagues.

RIP Eggman.
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Old 20th Aug 2011, 20:49
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Heartfelt condolences

Most of the posts on here are from Flight Lieutenant Egging's colleagues past and present, this one is from an ordinary member of Joe Public. The absolute regard and pride in which I hold all members of your small team is enormous, I believe that is shared by an awful lot of people in this country. We feel honoured that people like Jon Egging represented his country and service with such distinction, skill and bravery. Today is a desperately sad day. God speed Jon Egging.
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Old 20th Aug 2011, 21:06
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RIP Sir. May you have blue skies forever.
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