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RIP George Quick (RAF 6 Dec 1941 - 21 Mar 1966)

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RIP George Quick (RAF 6 Dec 1941 - 21 Mar 1966)

Old 4th Apr 2021, 23:15
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RIP George Quick (RAF 6 Dec 1941 - 21 Mar 1966)

I am sorry to say that my father George Quick died last Sunday at the age of 98. Herewith a quick summary of his time with the Royal Air Force, in the unlikely event that any PPRuNe users may remember him, :

Joined-up as a volunteer in London the day before Pearl Harbour Day in 1941; posted to 10 ITW (Scarborough?)
Pilot Training Feb 42 - Apr 43 (delayed owing to illness requiring hospital treatment); QFI training Apr 43 - Jun 43
Sgt Pilot QFI Penhold (Alberta) Jun 43 - May 44 (commissioned Jan 44)
QFI Carberry (Manitoba) May 44 - Dec 44
48 Sqn as co-pilot Feb 45 - Jun 45
Dakota Captain's course Jun 45 - Dec 45 (delayed owing to peritonitis)
46 Sqn Stoney Cross, Manston & Abingdon Mar 46 - Feb 47
78 Sqn Kabrit (MEAF) Apr 47 - Mar 48
PA to AOC 205 Gp MEAF Mar 48 - Oct 49
22FTS Syerston Jan 50 - Nov 50
Oxford UAS Nov 50 - Jan 54
99 Sqn Lyneham (and Wg Exam Staff) Aug 54 - Feb 56
426 Sqn RCAF Dorval (North Star) Exchange Tour Apr 56 - Oct 58 (promoted to Sqn Ldr)
Transport Command Examining Unit (Benson) Dec 58 - Sep 60
Language School (Russian) Tangmere Sep 60 - Mar 62
GCHQ Mar 62 - Jun 62
5 (Signals) Wing Butzweilerhof (+ Berlin) Jun 62 - Jun 65
HQ Transport Command (Upavon) Jun 65 - Mar 66

Types in his logbooks include: Tiger Moth; Cornell; Cessna Crane; Anson; Oxford; Harvard; Dakota; Auster; Prentice; Chipmunk; Meteor; Varsity; Hastings; Expeditor; North Star (DC4 with Merlin engines); Pembroke; Twin Pioneer; Valetta; Devon; Heron; Beverley; Comet. He also undertook famil flights in Hotspur gliders prior to glider-towing duties for the Crossing of the Rhine.

Having been made redundant from the Royal Air Force at the end of his tour with 5 Sigs Wg, he took a job in 'Time and Motion Study' at the Depot of a major food retailer and progressed to Senior Manager at their headquarters in London until the time of his retirement.
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Old 5th Apr 2021, 01:46
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A fascinating career and I am truly sorry for your loss, one hopes some on here remembers him, sadly a lot that used to post on here from that era are no longer with us.

RIP kind sir and thank you from a grateful nation.
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Old 5th Apr 2021, 09:51
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A note to 46 Squadron Association, can be reached by PPRuNe, will ensure that the memory of your father will be invoked on first weekend in June. Well done posting this note, outlining a proper RAF career.
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