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Tom Boyle RIP

Old 17th Dec 2021, 09:43
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Tom Boyle RIP

It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of Tom Boyle on Wednesday of this week. He had been fighting a long battle with prostate cancer, and the Big C finally beat him. Tom was a great pilot and a great man, highly regarded as OC 14 Sqn, and with a memorable history on the Jaguar and the GR1 before that. RIP Tom, and sincere condolences to Sue and the girls.
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Old 17th Dec 2021, 10:11
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Sad news indeed. As TT says, a great pilot and a great man. Blue Skies Tom.
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Old 17th Dec 2021, 10:25
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A great guy, who will be sadly missed. RIP Tom.
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Old 17th Dec 2021, 10:28
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I'm sad to hear this. Tom was a mate from Jaguar days. Blue skies old chap and RIP.
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Old 17th Dec 2021, 11:08
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A true gentleman. I knew him from my lowly Liney days at Laarbruch on the GR1. He always had time for a chat and a smile, never appearing flustered and took time to speak to us all. A hugely respected character, who the groundcrew respected and were only too pleased to work with. RIP
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Old 17th Dec 2021, 11:20
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Not forgetting a second career as an instructor then manager of the GR4 sim at Marham, where a new generation of aircrew benefitted from his experience and wisdom. Farewell Tom, you’ve passed your last test.
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Old 17th Dec 2021, 11:47
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That is desperately sad news. RIP Tom.
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Old 17th Dec 2021, 12:13
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Nice write up of the 14 farcebook page.
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Old 17th Dec 2021, 17:03
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Blue Skies Tom, RIP
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Old 17th Dec 2021, 21:12
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How sad, I went through training with Tom, great bloke with 'hollow legs' RIP Tom
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Old 17th Dec 2021, 22:18
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Sad sad news. Such a decent guy. RIP Tom
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Old 18th Dec 2021, 07:34
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We have lost a true Gentleman and friend. Blue skies, Tom.
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Old 18th Dec 2021, 07:48
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Oh I really didn't need to hear this news. As expressed above, what a gentleman and what a pilot. My enduring memory is from some considerable time post-sunrise after a dining-in at Honington, Tom and I are alone in the bar looking out through the french doors and standing next to the free barrel, Tom kicks it, assesses the resonance and says "one for the road?" So we did. RIP my friend.
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Old 20th Dec 2021, 14:36
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Is this the same Tom Boyle of 31 Sqn per chance?
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Old 28th Dec 2021, 11:22
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Tom's funeral will be on 14 January. See the attached link for more details.
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Old 30th Dec 2021, 17:59
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Sad news indeed. It does not seem like 36 years since I first flew with Tom. Great memories. Sad, sad loss.
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