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Sqn Ldr Clive B. Walker RIP

Old 14th Oct 2019, 18:34
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Sqn Ldr Clive B. Walker RIP

I am sad to let anyone on here who knew him know that Clive Walker passed away in his sleep last Friday.
He was very well known around aviation circles both here in Oman and in many places elsewhere, including his time at the RAF, BAE Systems and the Hong Kong Police.
He was a solid mentor to me for many years, with him and the late Kev Rosie keeping me upright and out of trouble on far too many a night out.
I will miss him very much.

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Old 15th Oct 2019, 08:53
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Sorry to hear this. Clive was my boss in the mid 90s. We both had gun dogs and used to regularly demonstrate our sheer incompetence, much to the amusement of the locals.
i remember he bought a very expensive Range Rover as a treat. He was late for a morning brief soon after. He walked in and apologised. He said he got stuck behind a tractor and could’nt afford to overtake it. He could be a complicated fellow but his heart was in the right place.
Kev was also one of my closest friends. Very sad.
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Old 15th Oct 2019, 11:08
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I'm a similar vintage as Wyler and also remember Clive (and Kev) fondly. Hearing this sad news has brought back happy memories of "Tac transport" stories, the Mixed Fighter Force and other deep bar discussions! As Wyler remarks, his heart was very much in the right place. And he was very supportive of me when I was going through a prolonged troubled period. He will be remembered with affection.
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Old 16th Oct 2019, 12:10
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Circa 1971/2, Clive owned a Morris 8. He scoured pharmacists for corks to reline the clutch. Photo is of a trip to Skeggy.

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Old 16th Oct 2019, 16:06
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.… and on a trip to London, we passed out in the back because of the dicky exhaust! Happy memories of Cranwell 101 Entry days. Farewell Clive.
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Old 16th Oct 2019, 20:59
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Thank you for these replies.
There are many stories from as far apart as Jebel Akhdar and the Falklands.
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Old 17th Oct 2019, 11:02
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RAFC 4 Sqn Junior Entry Raiding Party 1970. Clive with pipe. Happy days indeed, even with the crowing.
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Old 17th Oct 2019, 17:26
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Fabulous photo!
Will cherish these!
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Old 17th Oct 2019, 17:29
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Big Ack - your inbox is full.
Please do pass on to FB friends.
Much appreciated.
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Old 17th Oct 2019, 18:45
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Thanks very much. Will let people know.
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Old 18th Oct 2019, 19:10
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Any funeral details, date, location etc
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Old 19th Oct 2019, 03:33
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I’ve heard nothing, sadly.
Apart from Clive’s email and number, that was the only contact info I had. Am trying to contact his son through the usual channels but to no avail.
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Old 19th Oct 2019, 10:05
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Telegraph today. Clive is in my logbook, from the days before he was dumped, most cruelly, from his flying career. Very sad, and possibly vindictive. I had departed from the Squadron at the time. Pretty sure that my impression is correct, helped in part by a 101 chum who had not long completed his pre-Oakington course at Valley all those years ago, ho-ho.

'First Today,' Clive.

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Old 19th Oct 2019, 10:49
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Gander 9 Apr 1972. Returning from Colorado Springs. Clive on right. Just love those flares.
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Old 19th Oct 2019, 11:18
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Junior Entry raiding party again. Must be a guy from 3 Sqn [probably a stroppy Jock]'s pit relocated to let it air a little. Clive in black behind bed.
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Old 19th Oct 2019, 12:53
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And finally

Senior Entry 1972 outside RAFC groundschool. Clive on right wearing one of those curiously greenish interim shirts.
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Old 19th Oct 2019, 13:02
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Outstanding photos! Appreciate them!
I have very few. Need to dig out old hard disks.
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Old 19th Oct 2019, 16:27
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Clive's funeral is on Fri 25 Oct at 1230pm.
Howick Church
Howick Hall Estate
Northumberland
NE66 3LB

I am going to attend.

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Old 19th Oct 2019, 21:36
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Youthful mischief, brilliant.
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Old 20th Oct 2019, 21:58
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RIP Clive

Great days at Cranwell as seen in the picture. Clive was a good bloke, who took his fair share of ribbing, as did we all. Knew his brother Peter well, he also passed on far to early.
Blue Skies Clive.
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