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Glasgow Crash - RIP Ex RAF Chap

Old 1st Dec 2013, 00:46
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Glasgow Crash - RIP Ex RAF Chap

Retired RAF pilot killed alongside two police in Glasgow - ITV News
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Old 1st Dec 2013, 08:03
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RIP Swamps. Outstanding aviator, person and mentor.
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Old 1st Dec 2013, 08:22
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RIP David - a sad time when we lose one of our own.
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Old 1st Dec 2013, 08:52
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Mods take note:

What's this got to do with Mil Aviation
Maybe next time you'll let the post run?

RIP Swampy, my thoughts go out to your family and friends.

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Old 1st Dec 2013, 08:53
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Goodbye Swampy - you went too soon mate.......
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Old 1st Dec 2013, 09:06
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Combine with Rotorheads mods?

Please note other tributes to Dave are also being placed here:


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No! Let his ex-mil mates say their respects seperately...
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Old 1st Dec 2013, 09:53
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RIP Swampy. You will be missed.
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Old 1st Dec 2013, 10:33
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Went through EFTS (on the Chipmunk at RAF Swinderby) with Dave. Condolences to his family.
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Old 1st Dec 2013, 10:34
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Guys, it may hearten you to know that he spoke fondly of his time on the Chinook. eventually getting a parking space, on becomng a flight commander, I think, was one of his highlights!

In a job dominated by AAC people, we were able to swap stories of having been in a blue suit and have a laugh together. Nice guy and very much part of the crew that he died with. Despite the different uniforms, despite the different crewrooms, Police Air Support is a small world. the boys and girls work together, eat together, and in some cases die together.

Take some comfort, that like Kirsty and Tony, they died doing something they enjoyed.

xxxxx= I'll put the other name in after it is officially announced. Let's give the families some space.

Last edited by airpolice; 7th Dec 2013 at 10:19. Reason: To add in Tony's name which had not been made public at the time of this post.
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Old 1st Dec 2013, 11:43
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What a fine tribute to "Swampy" these posts are. He must have been quite a fellow to earn such accolades from those who knew him. News of Men such as he should always be welcome here....especially upon their Passing.

Just because there is a change in uniform does not alter a Man's contributions and accomplishments while serving in the Military and taking the opportunity to pass on Condolences in the form of a thread here is exactly the right thing to do.

Hand Salute! Swampy.....you went too soon and your friends shall miss you.
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Old 1st Dec 2013, 11:47
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Just about the finest pair of hands it was ever my pleasure to see at the controls of a helicopter. Modest and unflappable, he had a wonderfully dry sense of humour. It was a privilege to have flown with the man and to have called him my friend. Aviation has lost a fine pilot and all those who knew him have lost a top bloke. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
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Old 1st Dec 2013, 12:07
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Rip, my sincere condolences to family and friends
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Old 1st Dec 2013, 12:25
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Sincere condolences from myself, another Ex RAF / ex Police ASU pilot.
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Old 1st Dec 2013, 12:54
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Sincere condolences to all touched by these tragic turn of events.

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RIP. A very sad loss indeed.
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Old 1st Dec 2013, 16:54
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Went through BFT with Dave in 88 - lovely bloke with a great sense of humour and a twinkle in his eye - RIP 'Wiggy'.
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RIP - Me te aroha tino nui atu - my thoughts with your family and friends; and those of the two police officers as well.
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Old 1st Dec 2013, 17:38
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Dave and I flew together in the Falklands and elsewhere and he never failed to produce a flawless performance under trying conditions. He supported me as his successor in squadron duties and was never less than a great friend, confidant and critic. Guys like "Swampy" are impossible to replace and he will be greatly missed by we who knew him as a brother flyer as well as those closest to him. My condolences to J.

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Old 1st Dec 2013, 17:55
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RIP - Swampy of the Moustache

Had the true pleasure of working with the moustached maestro in Bosnia. Another true tragedy, thank you for blessing us with your humour and professionalism.
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