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Flt Lt. John Foster RIP

Old 14th Feb 2021, 15:53
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Flt Lt. John Foster RIP

Obituary in the Daily Telegraph 13 February 2021.
John Foster, sometimes known as "Legs", "Bootsie" and "Fozzie" died aged 80 years.
We first met when we joined the RAF at South Cerney back in 1960. We then trained at Syerston on No 152 Course until John went the faster jet route flying
Vulcans and Canberras. He did the CFS course in 1970 then Instructional duties until retirement.

He will be remembered with great affection by his many friends.
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Old 14th Feb 2021, 20:44
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I saw the obit and am trying to work out which of the Fosters I knew was the subject. I have a picture PFS Chipmunk instructors at Fenton in 1971 - could that be him?
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I also have a picture of GS Foster on Exam Wing 1974
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Apologies for my earlier misidents. I now have him on the 255 Course (Oct 70 - Apr 71) photograph between Bob Eccles and Ian Jackson.
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He did my A2, I’m sure of it.
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John Foster

There was also an ex-Kenyan John Foster on 10 Sqn VC10s in the early to mid 1980s. He was my air-display co on many occasions. With both of us coming from Kenya, alhough I would tease him that I went to the better school at rugby, we would confuse the crew by doing the shut-down checks in Swahili. I think he was Hercs before VC10s but I wouldn't swear to that.
My log book shows that he was my co-pilot on VC10 XV104 on Battle of Britain Sunday in September 1985. We did a low flypast over the former WW2 10 Sqn base at RAF Melbourne, near Elvington Yorks. The occasion was to salute the inauguration of the newly-built 10 Squadron War Memorial, whose funding had been raised by the Association's WW2 veterans. Every year we hold a Remembrance Sunday short ceremony there and I carry the Association standard. If we have a Service this coming November (last year's was Covid-canx), I will think of John and remember him being there all those years before with me. Kwa Heri Bwana.(RIP)

6 April 2021 - I now gather from looking at the pics and Earlier February Telegraph death notice that the chap I mention above was not in fact the late John Foster for this thread.. Apologies to all if it spread any confusion.

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