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Jan Cobb
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18.08.2011 at 13:53:00
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I have just received an e-mail from Paul Middleton, who had received an email from Christine Manley, daughter of John Platts, to inform him that John had died suddenly - but peacefully - yesterday, having been admitted to hospital on Monday. No arrangements have yet been made but Paul will pass them on to me when he receives anything.
  
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Reply #1 - 19.08.2011 at 08:33:17
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How sad.  John was one of the instructors who did my aptitude test at Bawdsey c1970.  Intelligent and extremely likeable man.  My sympathy to all his family and friends.  RIP.
  
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Reply #2 - 20.08.2011 at 07:47:02
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Sad news. John was the outstanding squadron commander from my first tour at Buchan - he took a real interest in his subordinates and always took time to listen to them. Fondly remembered by both Helen & me.

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Reply #3 - 20.08.2011 at 11:03:03
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I am informed that there will be a Service of Remembrance at St Faith's Crematorium, Norwich at 2:45 pm on Friday 2nd September with tea afterwards at Elm Farm Country House.
  
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Reply #4 - 20.08.2011 at 21:57:00
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As Tony and Richard have already said, John was an absolutely splendid chap; my regret is that our paths only crossed once. My sincere condolences to his family. RIP

Mike

  
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Reply #5 - 24.08.2011 at 17:44:16
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John was OC Ops Wg at Neatishead while Paul and I were the CTO/DCTO pairing.  A wonderful gentleman - it was a pleasure to work for him. 

My sincere condolences to his family.

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