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Flt Lt (Retd) Simon 'Bean' Broadway

Old 28th Jan 2014, 16:30
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Flt Lt (Retd) Simon 'Bean' Broadway

Very sad to report that Flt Lt (Retd) Simon 'Bean' Broadway died suddenly this morning.

Whilst not appropriate to be discussing the circumstances so soon after the news, I am glad to say that he went out in some style - which he would have absolutely loved!

I am in contact with his partner Jenny and Bean's family. Just PM me if you'd like the details of the funeral when I have them.

Please also spare a thought for Tim Hill, one of Bean's oldest friends, who was with him this morning and has had the unenviable task of breaking the news to family, friends and colleagues. Tim - you did him and all of us proud - thank you.

Rest in Peace Bean - you are much loved and will be sadly missed.
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 17:27
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Funeral Details

Agatha - will you publish the details on here when you have them? CB
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 17:29
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Will do CB
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 18:28
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How very, very sad. Bean was an inspirational character to me - he was an Air Defender through and through, from Fightergator to Fightercontroller, he was exceptional throughout. On the social side he was always 'in' even when he had to start laying off the juice.

I will miss him, fairwell old bean, when you get to see St Peter 'Punch, Punch, clear to manoeuvre'!

As for Tim Hill, I'm sure he carried out his unevenviable task absolutely perfectly - if a little LOUD!

LJ

PS. Would also be keen to know the details of his funeral.
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 19:02
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Leon - do you know if the loudest man in NATO prowls these hallowed halls? CB
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 19:04
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CB - unsure, but if he does he probably posts in CAPITALS!
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 19:43
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Tim Hill

CB

Have PM'd you with Tim's e-mail address.

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Old 28th Jan 2014, 20:02
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Agatha

TVM for that.
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 20:04
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Sorry to hear this sad news. And well done to Tim for stepping forward to the most difficult of tasks.
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 20:15
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Sad News Indeed

Sad news indeed. Fond memories of Simon, he will be missed.

My thanks to Tim.

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Old 28th Jan 2014, 20:17
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I've just learned how Bean 'bought the farm'. Completely tragic, but at least he died how he liked to live life - fast and exciting.

I am sure, when ready, the full details will be given out.

Quid si coelum ruat?

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Old 29th Jan 2014, 05:10
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I went through 6FTS with Simon - god - nearly 40 years ago now. Simon was the life and soul then.

Being in Maritime before I jumped ship to the land of the Long White Cloud - our paths never crossed again but I still have fond memories of that year of my life and the contribution Simon made to it - especially the long weekend at his parents place when one of the course got married.

RIP Simon

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Old 29th Jan 2014, 06:45
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Really sad, he was my flt cdr at Finningbobs. Despite me being a real pain in the arse to him, he was a really nice guy.
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 07:59
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That is very sad news. But Bean always had an exciting life. My memories of him go back to the infamous return by Canberra from IC's wedding at Lossie, and Durbs (who was driving) choosing to save some rubber by landing on the tip tank rather than the wheels. All four were very, very lucky to survive that one!

You'll not be forgotten quickly, Bean.

Agatha, if you wouldn't mind PM-ing me Timmy's email, I'd be very grateful.
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 09:50
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Sad news

Very sad to hear the news. I knew Bean when he was at Wattisham, and on the Sim. Really nice guy. Thoughts with his family.
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 09:53
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A truly nice bloke and he'll be sadly missed.

RIP Old Chap and I'll be raising one to you tonight.
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 12:50
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Worked with Bean at Neatishead in the mid 90s. Great character both in and out of work. I remember his 40th birthday celebrations in the Mess at Coltishall. We drank Harvey Wallbangers out of a silver bucket. I was in soooooo much trouble after that.......but a great night and one of many.

RIP Fella.

Tim Hill, another larger than life character and fantastic social hand grenade. Worked with him in the Falklands and at RAF Boulmer. If those two were together, who knows what they were up to...........
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 13:07
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Worked with him for some time at Neatishead. A thoroughly nice chap and with no side to him at all. Always ready to enlighten the less able of us!

RIP Bean!
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 15:02
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Unbeliveable

I was skiing with him last week, at his place in France. We had a great 10 days and he loved every minute. He was really looking forward to St Moritz.
Hard to believe the big loveable Bean is no longer with us. So sad.
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 17:35
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Sad news indeed. Bean was one of the good guys. I'll miss him. We raised a glass in his honour today.

Doesn't surprise me in the least that Tim rose to the challenge to deliver the bad news.
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