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Keith Mitchell
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ACM Sir John Willis

Postby Keith Mitchell » February 13th, 2018, 11:22 am

Difficult to appreciate that it's now 10 years since our late and much-loved President passed away... ... illis.html
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Re: ACM Sir John Willis

Postby DAVE JOHNSON » February 13th, 2018, 1:49 pm

Thanks for the memory Keith---its amazing how time passes---I remember the sad phone call that day------DAVE

Alan Cantwell 1131
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Re: ACM Sir John Willis

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » February 13th, 2018, 6:08 pm

Awsome guy, who knew how to give a talk! I still smile now with his Vulcan tales, sadly missed

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Re: ACM Sir John Willis

Postby Bob Thompson1894 » February 13th, 2018, 8:02 pm

Yes...the famous 'Russian Incident'...that should have been a film!

Vincent Raia
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Re: ACM Sir John Willis

Postby Vincent Raia » March 26th, 2018, 8:32 am

My word, yes ten years ago, a very sad day, I remember writing up his obituary in the journal when I was the Editor, which I still have today. John was a lovely man, his father Fred, was a good friend of my family, and like an uncle to me, got me my first car when I was seventeen, a 1947 Hillman Minx, same as the ones used in the RAF in the 1940's, (wish I had it now, sigh,)

Funny thing, I was watching the program on BBC1 last night about the RAF 100 with the McGregor brothers, and when they were covering the cold war with the Vulcan, I was thinking, "What a shame John wasn't around when they filmed that" would have been interesting!
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