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Old 19th Apr 2017, 15:58   #1 (permalink)
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Hugh Forrester Brown

I'm searching for relatives or friends of Hugh Forrester Brown, particularly his son. Hugh was a friend and fellow aviator who was killed in 1987 in a King Air crash in Rayleigh, England.

As far as I know, he learned to fly at Masterton, New Zealand, probably in the late 70s/early 80s. He became a crop sprayer and flew in Africa as one. I'm afraid I don't know much more.

I've written a book, in memory of Hugh, and would very much like his son, aged around 10 at the time of his fathers passing, to have a copy.

Can anyone help?
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 11:10   #2 (permalink)
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As much as you are looking for a needle in the haystack, try putting a $1 reserve auction on trademe.co.nz, with specific details. the traffic they have in nz should generate some response through the questions function. I think masterhole has that new fandangled internet thingy now to take their mind off farm animals
It's admirable you have written a book and are trying to establish contact
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 11:39   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the idea, I might try that if nothing further comes from present endeavours.

I have had some more info from someone seeing this post on PPRuNe, I have a contact in NZ too, and on his advice have joined a few Facebook groups that he knew of, I have had some joy there too.
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I know the OP is aware of the thread in the link below as he posted in it, but I include it just to update the fact that the memorial plaque stated then as having been moved onto a fence is now back in its original position attached to the wall of the former garage. With a wall mounted basket of flowers beneath.

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Old 22nd Apr 2017, 11:56   #5 (permalink)
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Hello Mr Woolley,
I was asked to make that flight,on my very last day with the company,as a substitute for Hugh.Apparently,they wanted to change his roster.
However,as Hugh was to bring my wife back,and I had arranged to meet them,with a van to collect some personal items,I turned down the request.....
I will make some more enquiries amongst my NZ colleagues and get back..
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Old 22nd Apr 2017, 13:05   #6 (permalink)
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Hello Mr String,

I never knew any of that, thanks. As I was about to start my -200 conversion, I'm quite sure that I went along with Steve Hayman on the previous flight the night before, it was to Basle I think. I'm not totally sure if it was on WSJE, but I think it might have been.

I'd love to be able to find his son and get a book to him. Not much about Hugh in it, but the Chapter on National I'm sure would give him some insight into what his Dad did.

Thanks kindly
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