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Lt Col Sam Drennan MBE DFC AFC

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Lt Col Sam Drennan MBE DFC AFC

Old 13th Aug 2017, 13:51
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During a solo press trip to Belize back in 1987, Sam took me flying in a Gazelle, patiently answered my endless daft questions about the Scout and the Falklands, drank Appletons with me in the Mess, and on what should have been my last morning (knowing I wanted more!) took me out to Baldy Beacon in his Gazelle, where he conveniently went tech until we saw the weekly VC10 climbing lazily away from Belize, when the snag miraculously cleared itself and we pootled back to Airport Camp. Nice chap, patient as the day was long, and clearly a proper hero. Sad to hear that he's departed this fix, and so soon after another Belize buddy, Paul Gunnell, was taken from us.
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 21:54
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Falkland Islands

Thank you for that link, fascinating story of 656 in the Falklands
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 22:10
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One of a kind.
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 14:49
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A fine gentleman, admirable aviator, superb boss and a willing mentor.

Very sad loss.

Farewell uncle Sam.
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Old 5th Nov 2017, 17:31
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Angry Sam and the cats

Only went to look for Scout Info: Seriously saddened by the news.Last seen at Wallop when we said goodbye to the Scouts.He displayed much chagrin that he was only allowed to fly with a QFI.
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