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BOAC VC10 Course 1 October 1973

Old 9th Jul 2020, 14:37
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BOAC VC10 Course 1 October 1973

I was wondering if anyone knows the whereabouts of Mike Burke (Vulcans,VC10's and Concorde), Ted Welsted (VC10's and DC10's), Paddy Carver (Canberras, VC10's and CAA) and Paul Gilroy (RAF Fast stuff,VC10's and Cathay). It would be good to say hello again and maybe have a chat. From the 'Truckie' on the course!
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Old 9th Jul 2020, 17:23
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Ted Welstead last seen instructing in the SP/ME/IR sim at Exeter, in about 2018?
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Old 9th Jul 2020, 20:57
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Ted Welstead last seen instructing in the SP/ME/IR sim at Exeter, in about 2018?
Thanks Eckhard - Ted and I were on the same course through Syerston in '62 and then the VC10 course with BOAC in '73 - I was the only one that stayed with BA.
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Old 13th Jul 2020, 12:27
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Where in Wilts are you Walkerman?
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Old 13th Jul 2020, 13:03
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Where in Wilts are you Walkerman?
Chippenham - guess where I left the RAF from! Probable the furthest out from LHR you could do a one and a half hour standby and make it!
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I know what you mean! I was living in Liss and could JUST make it! Live in Pewsey now after 23yrs in CX.
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I bet you wish you were with CX now!
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Old 20th Jan 2022, 19:13
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An MW Burke died in Nov/Dec 2020 aged 79, according to the BA lists. He was certainly on Concorde as a co-pilot, spent 8 years only with BA and left in 1981. Could this be your man?

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Thanks SYGYZY - yes that was the man! I did see in BA 'Absent Friends' that he had passed away - very sad. We had a a very happy and enjoyable course on the VC10. Although the youngest of the six of us I ended up as the most senior and so got the last place on the 747 which meant I was the most junior F/O for nearly 10 years. No problems because it was a great fleet and company to be in but for one reason or another the others left -
I'm not sure why Mike left BA from the Concorde fleet because I never bumped into him again after VC10's. Thanks for your reply - all the best, David
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