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Colin Dodds RIP

Old 20th Oct 2020, 09:38
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Colin Dodds RIP

A sad notice issued by the VAA
https://haa-uk.aero/vice-president-collin-dodds/

I was fortunate to meet Colin both when he was with the Harvard Team at North Weald and related to his book published by Air-Britain. I am sure some of you may have memories of him from his RAF days
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 07:00
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Colin was a Dominie pilot on the nav school at Stradishall in the late 60s. He and his wife hosted my guests on my graduation day and made a great impression on them. My deepest sympathy to his family, he was a lovely man.
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Blue skies and my condolences to the family and friends.
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Colin Dodds : Obit in The Times ; 19 December 2020

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I've just got round to reading the Obit in Saturday's Times. No, I never met him, but I did meet Hilary in the OM at Manby in 66. The Commandant, 'Cyclops' Brown, came into the bar with family in tow, looked around and beckoned to me and my ptt off colleague. "Look after these two," he said, introducing us to the gorgeous Hilary and her brother (Peter?), "and use my Bar Book". Dave and I happily complied, and at closing time he rejoined our little group and said "If you're still drinking, you'd better come back to my place." We accordingly wandered to his Residence, and carried on. Eventually 'Cyclops' came downstairs, suggested it was time to go home (0100?) "... but you can come back at lunchtime." Which we did, of course.

RIP, Colin, and sympathy to Hilary who will undoubtedly have forgotten our 'brief encounter'.

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