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ianneilson
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:38 pm
Location: Crewe. Cheshire
Service details: 1961 JLR, 14/20 A Sqn, Benghazi, Tripoli, Perham Down, Paderborn, B Sqn, Hereford. AAC attached pilot 1976 to 1980. Munster.
Real name: Ian Neilson
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Bob Smith 23891021

Post by ianneilson »

I just wonder what happened to Bob Smith. I knew him from when we were both 15 in the JLR and then in the 14/20th Benghazi, Tripol to Germany onwards. Bob was predicted to be a high flyer being ex-Jnr RSM but when I left for the AAC I lost contact. I knew his army number for all of us mates at that time had close numbers being in the same intake.

Michael Burgess
Posts: 41
Joined: Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:37 pm
Location: Uk Dorset
Service details: Boy's Sqn RAC 1956 B Sqn Berlin 1958. Stayed Regt Duty till 1990 then RAC Gunnery School till Xmas 2006. Completed 50years and 6 months service.
Real name: Mick Burgess
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Post by Michael Burgess »

Hi Ian
Bob got married to Ann but a few years after leaving the Army they separated and Ann now lives in Weymouth in conversation a few years ago she mentioned that Bob had passed away sadly.
Mick

ianneilson
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:38 pm
Location: Crewe. Cheshire
Service details: 1961 JLR, 14/20 A Sqn, Benghazi, Tripoli, Perham Down, Paderborn, B Sqn, Hereford. AAC attached pilot 1976 to 1980. Munster.
Real name: Ian Neilson
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Post by ianneilson »

Hi Mick,
Thank you for the information about Bob Smith. I am so sad to hear of his passing. So many of us old timers have gone to the other place early and some of us somehow keep going. This is the second high flyer (civilian pilot) who died of cancer 5 years ago I have heard of this week.
Take care, and best wishes to all our hawks.
Ian.

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