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Hugh Forrester Brown

Old 19th Apr 2017, 14:58
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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, 10:10
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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, 10:39
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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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Old 21st Apr 2017, 08:53
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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.

http://www.pprune.org/biz-jets-ag-fl...ml#post7410445
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Old 22nd Apr 2017, 10:56
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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..
Martin.
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Old 22nd Apr 2017, 12:05
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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
Steve
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 22:56
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Hugh Forrester Brown

Originally Posted by Stan Woolley View Post
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?
I worked with Hugh in London 1986/87. We were friends - he was a great chap. I would love to read your book about him.
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 11:00
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Originally Posted by e734c1fa42a367ca2390 View Post
I worked with Hugh in London 1986/87. We were friends - he was a great chap. I would love to read your book about him.
Gina Boreham
Thanks Gina.
Do you know much about him? I liked him and we hung out together but sadly didnít know him for long, a few short months. The book is called Whoíd Marry a Pilot?, by Stephen McKinnell itís available as an ebook on kindle, itís in memory of Hugh but thereís not much about him. Itís about me! Every pilots favourite topic! Iíd love to know more info if you have anything at all.
What kind of username is that? Do you work for the CIA?
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Old 10th Apr 2019, 23:55
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Hi Steve,
Nothing came of my search for relatives a few years back.Ill try again through some new contacts.
As you say,a great guy,a very sad loss.
If indeed it was a prop coming off,he saved my life,at the cost of his own!
Martin G.
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