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WO Chris Johnson RIP

Old 13th Jan 2012, 15:22
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WO Chris Johnson RIP

It is with great sadness I have to inform this forum of the sudden passing of WO Chris Johnson of the C-17 PT at Wright Patterson AFB, USA. Chris had a long career spent largely as a member of the Harrier force and as WO Eng 617 Sqn prior to his appointment in the US.
There have been few I could count as both an inspirational leader and as a friend. Heartfelt thoughts go out to his wife Susan and family.

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Old 14th Jan 2012, 14:36
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This is such tragic news. R.I.P Chris. Much love to his friends and family at such a sad time. I knew him for many years working withing the Harrier Force. What a wonderful man. We did a dreadful Karaoke rendition of 'Summer Lovin' during a Det to Cyprus once, which I shall always remember! Although always the consummate professional...he knew when to down tools and enjoy a laugh with his guys. He was very well liked and respected. Does anyone know what happened? xxxxx
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Old 14th Jan 2012, 17:39
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Shocked when I heard this very sad news earlier in the week. I only knew Chris in the work environment and found him to be a gentleman who was very accommodating and easy to get along with.

My thoughts are with his family.

R.I.P Chris
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Old 14th Jan 2012, 18:11
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Just a great guy................
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Old 14th Jan 2012, 20:07
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Shocking and sad news. I was a colleague of Chris for quite a few years during his time on the Harrier force and will fondly remember him as a guy who was, charismatic, helpful, funny, kind and very well liked across the rank range. R.I.P Chris, it was a pleasure to know you.
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Old 14th Jan 2012, 20:26
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Condolences to Chris's family and friends. A great guy with a spark for life that was infectious to all that worked with him.

RIP
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Old 14th Jan 2012, 20:30
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Very sad news. RIP
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Old 15th Jan 2012, 12:27
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I'm stunned! I knew Chris from Harrier days and have only good memories of an easy going, likeable and switched on guy. RIP mate I'll raise a glass to you today.
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Old 16th Jan 2012, 11:27
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Sad news indeed. Spent many a few nights in the bar in Zweisel skiing with Chris. What a nice man and character, he was an inspiration and will be sadly missed.
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Old 17th Jan 2012, 09:09
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Susan has asked me to thank you all for your kind messages and to post her email address. Your stories and condolences are a great comfort to her at this time.

[email protected]
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Old 18th Jan 2012, 22:10
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I am very sad to hear the news. I enjoyed a night out with Chris and the Wright Pat lads last year.

RIP Chris
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Old 20th Jan 2012, 01:38
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A tremendous guy, who always managed to keep a smile on his face.

RIP Chris
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Old 20th Jan 2012, 16:31
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A sad loss

A great guy, always happy to offer advice to a confused sailor when I moved up to Wittering. It was a real pleasure working with him.

RIP Chris.
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Old 24th Jan 2012, 13:49
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Chris' funeral will be 1200 Monday 30 Jan at St Mary's Church, Scarborough. All are welcome to attend. All serving members are invited to wear uniform.

Update-Personal flowers to B Bernards and Sons, 1-5 Prospect Road, Scarborough, YO12 7JP. Donations will be to help for Heroes, account number to be advised.

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Old 25th Jan 2012, 16:35
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Just bringing back up to top with update for those wishing to send wreaths or donate to chosen charity. Details in previous post.
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