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Hawk Support in Kenya in the '80's

Old 31st Dec 2021, 06:53
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Hawk Support in Kenya in the '80's

On behalf of a Dutch friend, who was in Kenya at the time, we are seeing if, c.83 to 89, a serving ex RAF Arrows engineer by the name of Richard Lee might be contactable .
Also there was John Simpson from BAe in country. Any pointers gratefully accepted.
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Old 31st Dec 2021, 22:38
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There's a John Simpson - project manager at BAe - https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-sim...alSubdomain=uk

Stretching the years a bit, but it might be worth a try. Could be his son ... .

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Old 1st Jan 2022, 07:21
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Many thanks Lord FH ,I've passed it along.via L.I.
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Hi Haraka

I think that the (Hawk Tech Rep ?) John Simpson referred to by the OP was probably an ex RAF Flight Sergeant Airframe Techie.
I also think I worked in the same section as him whilst I was a Rigger in the Mob (possibly at Brawdy ?),I am fairly sure I met him later whilst he was a Hawk Rep.
I never worked on the Kenya Hawks but did do 12 months on the Hawks 'just down the road' in Zimbabwe and ended up working for BAE at Dunsfold - so that plus my previous 3 years at Brawdy on Hawks meant that I had met a fair number of the Hawk Tech Reps - most of them were really nice guys but with very varied backgrounds

rgds LR

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Old 1st Jan 2022, 15:04
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Many Thanks indeed LR. I suspect you are probably homing in, since an ex serviceman with appropriate experience would of course be a likely. candidate for such a post. This individual was in post for several years and friendly with my Dutch civil engineer management mate and also the RAF engineer on secondment in country.
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Here's a real longshot for you ....... https://www.linkedin.com/in/ricklee1/#

The career and time-line fit, for a keen young fellow looking to get on in the world.
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Again LFH ,many Thanks indeed .Following up!
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