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Sqdn Ldr Terry Adcock RIP

Old 13th Feb 2018, 15:20
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Sqdn Ldr Terry Adcock RIP

In memory of Terry (aka 'lightningmate') a Siberian Eagle Owl called 'Cinnamon' at the Hawk Conservancy Trust at Weyhill near Andover has been adopted.
The citation reads;
'Adopted in Memory of Terry Adcock Headley Down'.
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Sad. I'm sure I did a course for him at Wyton on the Canberra in the late 80s. Was he doing the ETPS or something similar?

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Terry was already a TP at Farnborough when I was posted there in '74.
He was posted to a squadron (I think it was a Phantom Squadron at Coningsby) for a few years, then returned to Farnborough as a TP. He left the RAF then returned again as a pilot flying 'sickies' for the School of Aviation Medicine.

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He was one of my Vampire instructors at 4 FTS at Valley in 1961. He taught me well.
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I was on a JP refresher course with Wg Cdr Terry Adcock in early 1980 at Leeming. He was OC designate 5 Sqn. A keen runner, he had me uncharacteristically running around the airfield after him.
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He was one of my Vampire instructors at 4 FTS at Valley in 1961. He taught me well.
I think you will find that was another Terry Adcock. I was a stude at Valley 62-63, and "our" Terry had, I think, flown Canberras previously. I met him again in the mid-70s when he was in a post with the RN. I'm sure that the Valley Terry never flew the Lightning.

NB: that last apparently wrong. See below.

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He was one of my Vampire instructors at 4 FTS at Valley in 1961. He taught me well.
Sorry, No. He was an apprentice at Halton with me at that time. we graduated as "armourers" in Jul 63. I met him later (64?) when he was starting JP at Church Fenton.
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Ah so: the wrong Terry Adcock.
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The Valley Terry Adcock was also the Linton 0n Ouse Terry. He became a Wg Cdr and did fly the Lightning. He wrote a self published book of his life. He lives in the south, gave a talk to my model flying club and gave us two copies of his book. His best mate at Valley and L-on-O was Pete Purnell who was my instructor on Vampires. I had a long chat to both of them about 12 months ago.

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Wg Cdr Terry Adcock who flew Lightnings also spent a tour as RAF Liaison Officer on an aircraft carrier. Until recently he was also a keen windsurfer. I still have his photos from his talk on a CD somewhere. My sister was a fellow windsurfer and, as far as she knows, he is still alive.
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I think the Terry Adcock I was referring to retired from Boscombe Down as a Sqdn Ldr but I know he worked for either Qinetiq or DSTL back at Farnborough after that.
2 X Terry Adcocks, plus the one I knew was lightningmate on these pages but there is also a Lightning Mate on here too!
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How come you're showing as new here, when I'm sure you've made hundreds if not thousands of previous posts?

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Terry Adcock, the Elder age 80

I have only just read the thread and confusion about Terry Adcock. This is the real story. I first flew with Terry Adcock, the younger, 9 Aug 65 It was thought to be a good joke that I should be his instructor. He was a very good pilot and, of course he had a good instructor. The joke continues 53 years later. We ended up on Lightnings on the same station; we had to sort out mess bills and at one time I was congratulated for the birth of one of his children. We were even the same build and hair style. We nearly ejected together from a Vampire that initially would not recover from a spin from not too far from the overhead of York Minster. I was amused at the thought of headlines in a national newspaper. I was the Terry Adcock that trained in Canada, flew a Canberra in the LABS nuclear role, refused the Vulcan; instructed on Vampires for 6 years; Was a Vampire display pilot; went to 29 sqn Lightnings; Commanded a Coltishall Sqn; was OC 5 Sqn; served a sea-going Admiral etc. I retired to work for Bae and NATs. I was aware at an event that Terry's son was close by and tried to make contact but without success. I was so sorry to read of his death on the WIWOL site. If anyone reads this and is in contact with his family would they please pass on my belated sympathy. It is the end of an era. Hope this explanation clarifies the debate.
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Well TA the elder, I remember you from Binbrook 80-82, when I was OC Accts then OC PSF. Last saw you windsurfing at Grafham Water about 92/93

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I have only just read the thread and confusion about Terry Adcock. This is the real story. I first flew with Terry Adcock, the younger, 9 Aug 65 It was thought to be a good joke that I should be his instructor. He was a very good pilot and, of course he had a good instructor. The joke continues 53 years later. We ended up on Lightnings on the same station; we had to sort out mess bills and at one time I was congratulated for the birth of one of his children. We were even the same build and hair style. We nearly ejected together from a Vampire that initially would not recover from a spin from not too far from the overhead of York Minster. I was amused at the thought of headlines in a national newspaper. I was the Terry Adcock that trained in Canada, flew a Canberra in the LABS nuclear role, refused the Vulcan; instructed on Vampires for 6 years; Was a Vampire display pilot; went to 29 sqn Lightnings; Commanded a Coltishall Sqn; was OC 5 Sqn; served a sea-going Admiral etc. I retired to work for Bae and NATs. I was aware at an event that Terry's son was close by and tried to make contact but without success. I was so sorry to read of his death on the WIWOL site. If anyone reads this and is in contact with his family would they please pass on my belated sympathy. It is the end of an era. Hope this explanation clarifies the debate.
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Think perhaps it might just be an underlined bit of text?
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S/L Terry Adcock 4th from left whilst with RAF SAM Farnborough on a short EF2000 AEA development detachment to BAe Warton autumn '96
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