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Sqn Ldr Colin Hyder RIP

Old 30th Jan 2014, 16:43
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Sqn Ldr Colin Hyder RIP

This was in the Daily Telegraph last week. RIP Colin.

Sqn Ldr GD(Nav) (Ret) passed away on 31 Dec 2013 aged 78 after a tragic accident.
Devoted and much loved husband, father and grandfather, he will be greatly missed by wife Peggy, daughters Helen and Bridget, son-in-law Graham and grandsons Matthew and Benjamin. A funeral service will be held at St Wilfrids Catholic Church, Ripon at 10am Fri 31 Jan 2014.
Family flowers only please, donations to RAF Benevolent Fund or Prostate Cancer UK. Enquiries to Priestley and Cockett, 01522 520606
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Old 1st Feb 2014, 10:44
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Very sad to read this. Colin was an instructor at Air Navigation School at RAF Gaydon in 1969. He wasn't directly involved in my trg so when I failed Flyex V4 (the first hurdle in nav trg), he was nominated as the screen/examiner for my refly. He gave me a pass and I went on to be a nav for 34 years.

Thank you for the example you set this then baby nav. RIP Colin.

From a very grateful student.
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Old 3rd Feb 2014, 21:36
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Colin was my course commander at No 2 Air Navigation School, RAF Gaydon in 1967/8. He was also a syndicate director at the Officers' Command School, RAF Ternhill which I attended whilst between courses as a Flt Cdr at OCTU RAF Henlow. He was an absolute gentleman and a consummate professional. I learned a lot from him both as a navigator, and as a human being. My condolences to his family, he was a lovely man.
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