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Keith Mitchell
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Very Sad News

Postby Keith Mitchell » December 21st, 2016, 8:47 pm

It is with very great regret that I have to report the passing away this evening of Harry Harland. Local member Iain McKenzie found him collapsed in his home and paramedics were unable to revive him.

It is no understatement to say that he was one of the most popular members ever to grace our Association.

His smile, gentle wit and charm, notwithstanding his wonderful modelling skills, shone like a beacon to us all.

A light has gone out in the world.

Godspeed Harry - our lives have been the richer for knowing you.

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Re: Very Sad News

Postby DAVE JOHNSON » December 21st, 2016, 9:04 pm

Very sad news Keith--I spoke to harry a few weeks back and I knew how ill he was ,but even so its still a shock ----condolences to his family-----

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Re: Very Sad News

Postby chris-berry » December 21st, 2016, 9:05 pm

Very sad news indeed Keith. Although I didn't know Harry very well, I'd spoken to him on a number of occasions and he was always a jovial and helpful character and a superb modeller.

RIP Harry

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Re: Very Sad News

Postby Peter Lummis » December 21st, 2016, 9:07 pm

So very sorry to hear of Harry's passing. A GREAT man with a GREAT personality he will be sadly missed. My condolences to his nearest and dearest.

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Re: Very Sad News

Postby David Bell » December 21st, 2016, 9:16 pm

Thats very sad news. Harry was a true gent and friend. The shows will not be the same.
RIP Harry

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Harry Harland

Postby Keith Buckham » December 21st, 2016, 9:24 pm

So sorry to hear the news about Harry, as one of the YOF's we shall certainly miss him particularly at the
shows. I 've known Harry for many years having flown in Barcs league comps. with him in the old days.
R.I.P Harry you will be sadly missed.
Keith Buckham.

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Re: Very Sad News

Postby BRIAN RAWCLIFFE » December 21st, 2016, 9:53 pm

I had a long conversation with Harry two day's ago, regarding the book he was writing about his modelling history, and our formation of THE YORKSHIRE OLE FARTS TEAM. The rest of us will miss him very much. Happy landings Harry.

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Re: Very Sad News

Postby Dave Parry » December 21st, 2016, 10:33 pm

Wow! what a shock, I have spent many a good evening with H and the Tony into the wee hours at shows they could leave us all standing with the old tipple or too. his favourite saying was 'will you miss me when am gone' the answer Harry is yes, we will all miss you.

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Re: Very Sad News

Postby Dave Lowe » December 21st, 2016, 10:57 pm

I've known Harry for over 20yrs. and during that time we became great friends, flying our Turbulants together and having some brilliant weekends, Withensea as guests of Ian & Doreen was definitly one not to be missed. We phoned each other at least every other week and were always gassing for just under an hour I hate to think how many bottles of whisky we saw off between us in that time, I'm going to miss Harry an a lot,
R.I.P. Old friend..................
Dave & Jan........

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Re: Very Sad News

Postby Steve Morris » December 22nd, 2016, 8:02 am

Very sad news indeed, Harry was a gentleman and always had time for a chat. I will miss his insights on modelling especially his litho masterclasses
RIP mate

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Re: Very Sad News

Postby Steve Rickett 2333 » December 22nd, 2016, 8:56 am

What a huge loss. Harry always had time to natter, have a laugh and lend a hand.

Thank you for everything Harry, RIP.

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Re: Very Sad News

Postby stuart knowles 1611 » December 22nd, 2016, 9:04 am

This is very sad news to hear. I only met Harry at various LMA events, he was always welcoming, full of enthusiasm about his aeroplanes and happy to share his knowledge. He must have explained his litho methods to me several times before it began to sink in. Harry epitomised the spirit of the LMA and is a great loss.

Condolences to his family and friends. Blue skies Harry.

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Re: Very Sad News

Postby John Greenfield » December 22nd, 2016, 9:42 am

Very sad news. Harry was always full of wit and would spend the time to talk to anyone.
He will be missed.


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Re: Very Sad News

Postby Phil Clark » December 22nd, 2016, 10:52 am

I too had the call from Iain last night & am still somewhat lost for words.

It was truly an honour to have called Harry a friend. He was one of the very best & will truly be missed.

Rest in piece my friend


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Re: Very Sad News

Postby paul hughes » December 22nd, 2016, 11:06 am

Oh Bugger. Harry was always up for a laugh, very knowledgeable and a great man. He will be truly missed.

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Re: Very Sad News

Postby Stuart Solomon » December 22nd, 2016, 11:16 am

RIP Harry.

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Re: Very Sad News

Postby Peter Siggins » December 22nd, 2016, 1:05 pm

That's very sad news - known Harry for many years

RIP Harry

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Re: Very Sad News

Postby david whiston » December 22nd, 2016, 1:33 pm

That really is sad news, I was "unfortunate" only to know Harry over the last 5-6 years but want an absolute gentleman ! I have fond memories of East Kirby when he treated me and Ken Dallow to a one man concert on his harmonica, and he would always have a tip to help you bash some lithoplate into shape,, he certainly was a Top Bloke,,

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Re: Very Sad News

Postby Neil Dixon » December 22nd, 2016, 2:35 pm

Very sad to hear the news. Once a member of our club at Darlington. He will be missed, a true gent who had time for everyone.
RIP Harry - Our sincerest condolences to his family from all at DDMFC.

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Re: Very Sad News

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » December 22nd, 2016, 6:58 pm

A nicer guy you could ever wish to meet, never heard a bad word from Harry, a true Yorkshire gentleman, and a magnificent model builder, when i saw him with the Yofs at shows, he Always made a point of issuing greetings, he was a legend, and i will miss him, his skills, and his magnificent models, A great loss, R.I.P Harry, thanks for the years

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