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Group Captain Phil Champniss AFC OBE - info

Old 9th Feb 2019, 18:00
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Group Captain Phil Champniss AFC OBE - info

Phil was involved with 3 Sqn Harriers and then went on to manage BAe interests in SA.

Living on the island of Minorca, I understand he's not so well so I thought I'd mention it here for info.

Please PM me if I can be of help off-line.
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 18:48
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I was On No 8 Squadron when Phil was there as Boss of No 43 Squadron. My Boss on 8 was Tammy Syme; who lives in Florida, and is also very poorly. Sad times.
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Old 19th Apr 2019, 19:20
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Sad to say my brother in law Group Captain Phil Champniss AFC OBE died last night in his sleep on the island of Menorca.
Ian Newton British Airways CSD retired.
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Old 20th Apr 2019, 09:48
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Very sad. Among his other notable achievements, a true icon of the RAF Hunter Force, well remembered. RIP Phil.
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Old 21st Apr 2019, 12:56
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An outstanding BM, GM and CX in KSA. They don't make guys like him anymore - more's the pity. RIP Sir.
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