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Farewell Danny42C

Old 16th Nov 2018, 08:54
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Thanks so much Danny for the pleasure you gave to so many of us with your wonderful posts. I’ll be thinking of you when I fly the Stearman next. RIP.
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Old 16th Nov 2018, 10:07
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During my many PM chats with Dennis I managed to find this image for him which I tidied up. One thing that sticks out was his reply when I sent it to him. Post war ATC was made up of now-redundant aircrew; there wasn't a tower in the land that couldn't muster a full bomber crew if the need arose. He was over the moon that I found it and I am glad I managed to give him something.




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Old 16th Nov 2018, 10:10
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People might think it's kind of strange to be so upset to hear of the passing of someone who I never actually met in person, but I think that just shows the mark of the man, after reading his posts and even just having a couple of minutes direct conversation on the forum you felt like you really had met him.

RIP Danny, I shall raise a glass of Scotland's finest to you later tonight.

As he said himself..... 'Ordinary people who did extraordinary things'
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Old 16th Nov 2018, 10:39
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I'll miss your wit and humour, Danny. RIP.
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Old 16th Nov 2018, 16:22
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Rest In peace Danny, you will be sorely missed

Blue Skies.
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Old 16th Nov 2018, 19:08
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Thanks for the pics, SWB ... Dennis in the 'flesh' for the first time for most of us. I wish I'd thought of posting that Course photo. From 42C Arnold Scheme to 42 JATCC - what a coincidence!

He greatly valued his personal privacy here on PPRuNe, as some of us know. Modest to the last ... he was just 'one of us'.
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Old 16th Nov 2018, 19:55
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What a huge loss.
My condolences to Mary and family and friends.
We have lost a very distinguished member of the crew room who was highly respected by all.
I have spent hours reading through this thread. You could always wait for a reply from Danny no matter what subject. He always knew something to add. How he patiently replied to everyone, filling in with additional information.
Dear Mary, thank you for enabling it all to happen. I hope you can take some comfort in knowing that he was one of the very best and will be sorely missed.
May the love of those around you help you in the days to come.
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Old 17th Nov 2018, 21:09
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I also enjoyed an email correspondence with him earlier this year which covered not only his distinguished RAF flying/ATC career but his post service experiences as a 'VAT Man'. He had a unique sense of humour which he maintained to the end, notwithstanding his physical decline. Vale, Denis and fly free.
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Old 17th Nov 2018, 23:16
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If he won’t allow me in, in years to come, then please give St Peter hell for me old chap. RIP, Danny42
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Old 18th Nov 2018, 07:39
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It was always a pleasure to be entertained and educated by Danny 42C.
My condolences go to Mary, family and friends.
RIP.
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Old 18th Nov 2018, 14:54
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Having been born with defective eyesight, flying, and many other careers, were never going to be open to me, but I have had a lifetime interest in all things aeronautical, and have read and re-read anything I could get my hands on. Danny’s writings are in my opinion, one of the best. I will miss his posts, and will miss reading all his musings.

Sincere condolences to Mary and all his family. RIP Danny42C
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Old 18th Nov 2018, 15:17
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What a life.

Thank you and adieu.
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Old 18th Nov 2018, 19:37
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RIP and thank you so much.
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Old 18th Nov 2018, 21:54
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Thankyou SATCOS WHIPPING BOY for enabling me to put a face to the name! Dennis was a true gentleman....and he was able to pin down where I live from my intentionally vague description! He hadn't "lost it"! When your country called, you were ready and willing. His last post said all I needed to know about the man! Thankyou and godspeed Dennis, you are a legend and we're so much the poorer for your passing. RIP.
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 00:30
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Farewell Danny . the passage of WW2 veterans will always be a bittersweet momemt. Sad, but we will always remember and commemorate you.
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 05:38
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RIP Danny. Many thanks for the huge contribution that you have made to this site.
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 12:29
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Danny didnt want to be 'named' on the forum. but for those who would like to know about his London Gazette references..
RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces London Gazette Index Search
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 13:21
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Originally Posted by jaganpvs View Post
Danny didnt want to be 'named' on the forum. but for those who would like to know about his London Gazette references..
RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces London Gazette Index Search
Thank you very much! Post #2 amended for accuracy
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Old 20th Nov 2018, 11:47
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It is said that the good die young. A lot of spherical objects that bounce in my opinion. Danny was one the proofs of how untrue this was. His contribution to this forum will be sadly missed, he was usually informative, often humorous and above all interesting.
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Old 21st Nov 2018, 11:06
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