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Old 22nd Jun 2015, 19:44
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Has 'shuffled off this mortal coil.' For years he bemoaned the fact that his pseudonym was not what he intended, based, as it was, on the seemingly endless instrument flying pattern around the Sussex coast used by Thorney Island aircraft.

Terry Rourke died yesterday, 21 June, in Guildford Hospital.
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Old 22nd Jun 2015, 21:02
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What a crying shame.
Thank you, Terry, for all the fun and laughs you 'facilitated'. You were part of the reason that 46 Squadron was, and is still, what it is - great!
I hope you are now in peace.
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Old 23rd Jun 2015, 09:33
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Sorry to hear about Terry. He was quite a character.
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Old 24th Jun 2015, 14:19
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I met Terry at a PPRuNe bash a few years ago and kept in touch with him. Thoroughly nice bloke. I've got his sons contact details if anyone wants to contact family etc.
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I knew Terry over several chapters of our long careers, and his outstanding quality was his humour and optimism. No-one at Virgin will ever forget his Dangerous Air Cargo lectures and the dreaded 'Renepogel Punch'. Never afraid to be politically incorrect, his sparkling, Carry-On-style delivery would always ensure he got away with almost anything! Terry's anecdotes were legendary, and always hilarious.

Goodbye mate. It was great knowing you. You will be missed.
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Old 11th Jun 2017, 14:26
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Rotten news. We were instructors together at Virgin but had managed to avoid each other during two long Service careers. Came to visit a couple of times when he was on his annual hols in 'Mumblesville'! Definitely one of the 'Good old Lads'
R.I.P. mate
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Old 29th Jun 2017, 19:52
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Would this be the RAF navigator Terry Rourke from 99 Sqn Britannia days in the 70's ? If so a truly unique character (and good nav too) RIP Terry even if I've got the wrong one.
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Old 3rd Jul 2017, 18:17
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Yes thats the man....
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Old 9th Jun 2018, 21:58
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You were remembered last weekend in Oxford, Terry. I need no further comment than that above from mcdhu.
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