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Sqn Ldr David Herriot RIP

Old 17th Sep 2020, 10:07
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Wg Cdr David Herriot RIP

I am very sad to report that Dave passed away yesterday. He died in his sleep, at home, with his family and was not in any pain. A really decent bloke who will be greatly missed by all who shared the journey with him. My sincere condolences to Jo and his family.
RIP old friend

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Old 17th Sep 2020, 10:26
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RIP Dave - unfurl those folding wings and soar again
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 10:47
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Not Wing Commander, threeputt?

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Old 17th Sep 2020, 11:33
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Flew with him loads of times on 17(F). A thoroughly excellent professional. And in the bar.....top bloke.

RiP Dave.

Thoughts are with your family and friends.
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 11:40
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Yes I am afraid.
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 13:09
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Dave was a real gent, thoroughly professional and good company - one of the nicest people you could hope to meet. It's a real shame he did not get to enjoy his retirement into disgraceful old age.
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 14:02
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Not forgetting that his heart was in the right place - the (rear seat of the) Bucc!
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 14:08
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Sad news, real character and a gent.

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Old 17th Sep 2020, 17:38
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Dave was a ‘larger-than-life’ character and mainstay of the Buccaneer Aircrew Association. As our Secretary he was the glue that held the association together and the Oracle of all Buccaneer related matters on this forum. In later life he proved to be a talented scribe and was the author of two excellent reads: ‘The Adventures of a Cold War Fast Jet Navigator’ (about his time on Buccs ) and ‘The Tornado Years’. However, his master piece and coup de grace was ‘The Buccaneer Song Book’ a collection of songs sung in messes all over the world where there was usually a Buccaneer presence. Dave, on this day ‘The Flag Flies (half) High on the Masthead’ for you. God Bless and RIP. .........‘The best we’ve had yet, and one of the last of the few.‘
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 21:46
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He was Wg Cdr Cadets during my IOT. As I wasn't the most academically gifted I struggled with the Op Studies bit, ending up on review for having failed the resit! I recall being marched into his office, for what was in my head a make or break interview, with the statement "exams, don't seem to be your thing, do they". Having croaked some weasly reply, he then spent ten or fifteen minutes grilling me on all things Air power, finishing with something along the lines of "good enough for me, you've passed"
A few years later, on posting to the AWC, he ended my arrival interview saying he hoped I made a better instructor than student. A great Boss who knew his people, my condolences to his family.
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 09:57
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So sad........I read both his books. They gave me a fascinating insight into what I missed out on!
Godspeed Sir!
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