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RIP Flt Lt Trevor (Timber) Wood

Old 18th Jan 2020, 10:43
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RIP Flt Lt Trevor (Timber) Wood

I am not sure if this has been posted before but it is with sadness that I report the death of Flt Lt Trevor Wood after a short illness last July. I only heard recently but as he was so well known in the SH world I pass it on to all who knew him. I first met Trevor when I was an ops clerk at Upavon in 76, when 46 Gp became 38 Gp and SH tasking moved in. When I became a crewman in 79, our paths crossed again. I served with him on 72 and 28 plus operated as ad hoc crewman when he was the Wessex Test Pilot at Benson and I was on 60. I had the honour to have been the crewman on his last ever flight in the RAF on retirement when we delivered a Wessex from Benson to Filton for respray. He was a character and there are many tales to tell but I will always remember him as a gentleman to the end.
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Old 18th Jan 2020, 18:23
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Is that the Trevor Wood that was on 240 OCU?
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Old 18th Jan 2020, 20:45
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Yes that's him. He was the QHI on board the Puma that tip over on dispersal.
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Ahhh XW198 if memory serves me correctly, yes a nice man, sad to here of his demise, condolences to his family and friends.

I was also on the OCU, I remember him returning one day and reporting a bird strike, all the Pumas rotor tips were smashed to hell and oddly had a greenish staining to them, further investigation and he sheepishly admitted it had been sitting on it's nest at the time of the strike.


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Sad to hear of Tevors passing. He mentored me on arrival for my first SH tour on 72 Sqn flying the Wessex in 1968. A great teacher and friend RIP.
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I was an SAC in the tower at Odiham when I first met him.
He was OC Night.
I took the sandwiches up - he selected some as I passed.
Later I was called up top and roasted by the FS controller, something about "that gannet getting served first...."!
Disliked the FS; always liked Trevor.

Last time I saw him he was dropping me at the railway station at Wallingford.
We had just done a Wessex NICO together.

Nice chap.

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I remember him returning one day and reporting a bird strike, all the Pumas rotor tips were smashed to hell and oddly had a greenish staining to them, further investigation and he sheepishly admitted it had been sitting on it's nest at the time of the strike.
That made me chuckle.

RIP Flt Lt Wood.
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F,must`ve been a woodpecker....
RIP Timber.....
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Trevor and I met at Tern Hill when he was converting to rotary. We didn't get on too well as he rather looked down his nose at me and in later years our paths did not cross very often.

In about 1979, he remarried and his bride was a PMRAFNS sister called Judith, whose late father had been a navigator on 103 Sqn in Singapore. I think they might have had a child but not sure. I only saw Judith once more and that was on a train between London and Beaconsfield in about 1992/3. I heard somewhere that in the interim, they had been in the USA but not sure.

He had a good innings and must have been late 80s when he died.

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