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XV 179 - 10 Years Ago

Old 30th Jan 2018, 22:23
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Another year passed. Another glass to raise. Memories still as strong as they were when the news arrived. Blue skies boys.
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 22:30
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Will never be forgotten by some, and as long as we repost this, (and other similar threads), at the relevant times, with any luck, the younger generations will always be reminded of how they, and others, made the ultimate sacrifice.

RIP Gentleman.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 02:37
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It seems strangely fitting that I shall be airborne this evening enroute LAX-LHR, still 30 1937L here. I shall raise a glass at TOC, to all ten brave souls of whom, I am proud to say, the majority were colleagues at Lyneham.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 12:11
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Called into Lyneham yesterday to visit the memorial garden and REME Museum. The memorial had already been visited - they are not forgotten.



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Old 31st Jan 2018, 18:23
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Dave Williams was a great guy with a wickedly dry sense of humour and a ridiculous giggle. (If that's not an impossible combination)
My memories of Squipper training with him are amongst my fondest.
May they all rest in peace and long be remembered.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 19:00
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Will never forget, RIP Paddy and fellows.

Per Ardua Ad Astra
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 20:55
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To my dear friend Gary Nicholson and the rest of the crew... not forgotten.
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 23:17
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Longer than 10 years ago now, but that doesn't mean the memories have faded. God bless, boys.
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 05:36
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Absent friends, a glass to be raised, a smile at old memories.
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 11:01
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This anniversary comes round frighteningly quickly.

RIP Smudge
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 11:12
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Still remember singing "Puff, the magic dragon" for Gary Nic. RIP chaps.
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 11:19
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Indeed, Dougie - and it all got very dusty and rather quieter when we hit the verse:

A dragon lives forever but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys
One grey night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more
And puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar
You gripped my shoulder on the way out Dougie, which was reassuring as I felt rather wobbly by that point.

RIP guys - never forgotten.
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Old 29th Jan 2020, 23:48
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15 years now since they were shot down, and I remember the day as though it were this morning. God bless.
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 22:19
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16 years now, and due to Covid-19 I will be unable to do my little "drive around" the local churchyards to pay my respects, however, you will never be forgotten and a glass will be raised.

RIP guys ... always in my heart and memories.
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 23:29
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The anniversary again. This one is a little different. This will be the last time I post here in remembrance of those on board XV179, callsign Hilton 22. Over the years I know the family of those irreplaceably lost have taken comfort from knowing that when we said "They will never be forgotten", we meant it, and this was the place for them to come and see. As time progresses though, other ways of remembering them have taken over and resurrecting this post every 12 months risks becoming a gesture meaning less and less to the great members of this forum who increasingly never knew them. It does not mean you are forgotten boys, but for the last time here from me I raise a glass to your memories and wish you Blue Skies and Soft Landings. God Bless you all. You will never be forgotten.
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Old 30th Jan 2021, 06:00
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Still remembered as though it happened yesterday. RIP guys
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Old 30th Jan 2021, 23:01
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Another year, I still remember the shock. Blue Skies, boys. You are not forgotten. Per Ardua.
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 18:02
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Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, July 2005.

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Old 30th Jan 2022, 13:57
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Never Forget.... A glass will be raised in memory of some great aviators

RIP guys ... always in my heart and memories.
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Old 30th Jan 2022, 22:45
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And in mine too Omega
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