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Dave Lowry
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Death of Gerry Newton
23.03.2015 at 15:49:24
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I heard the very sad news from Nick Gadd this morning that Gerry Newton had died, yesterday, Sunday 22 March 2015. Naturally, we have no details of arrangements etc., as yet, but will promulgate them as soon as they are available.

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Reply #1 - 23.03.2015 at 16:51:34
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Judy and I are sorry to hear this.  Gerry (and Jo) did much for us, particularly at Buchan when our children were very young and it took us some time to reacclimatise after arriving back from Germany.  Gerry had an approach that included no nonsense and a lot of common sense which instilled great confidence and affection.  His passing is a sad loss to the Association.

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Reply #2 - 23.03.2015 at 17:17:00
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I first met Gerry in 1974 at Auenhausen when he had just been promoted Sqn Ldr and was on his way to Ramstein.  He was my squadron boss at Boulmer in the late 70s on my return from Germany when I learned a great deal from him following 3 years effectively out of the mainstream; I will always be grateful for this.  Over the years, Gwyneth and I became good friends with both Jo and Gerry, he will be sadly missed.
  
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Reply #3 - 23.03.2015 at 22:08:07
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I first met Gerry at Boulmer in 1976 and our paths crossed many times subsequently. He was a man for whom I had a great deal of affection and respect.

I last saw him at the RAF Museum, Cosford last year when he gave me one of his famous guided tours of the museum. His knowledge was encyclopaedic and his enthusiasm, unbounded; he was in fine form and it was a most enjoyable day.

He will be greatly missed.

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Reply #4 - 24.03.2015 at 17:18:08
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With great sadness I received a call from Richard Newton on Sunday evening telling me that his father had died.
Gerry has been a great friend over many years.We will miss his dry sense of humour and steadfast convictions. We will remember him with fondness.    

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Reply #5 - 27.03.2015 at 11:27:28
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The following was in The Telegraph, a couple of days ago:
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    Gerald Stanislaus, Wing Commander Royal Air Force (retired), died peacefully on 22 March 2015, aged 83. Loving husband of Jo (deceased), much loved father of Catherine, Louise and Richard, grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral mass on 31 March 3pm, St Mary's RC Church, Madeley, Telford, followed by memorial service Telford Crematorium. Family flowers only. A remarkable man who will be greatly missed by family, friends and community.

Grumpy Gerry may have appeared, but he had a heart of gold and will be sorely missed; sad news indeed.
  
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Reply #6 - 02.04.2015 at 07:49:12
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I've received the following message from Gerry Dinmore who attended the funeral as our FCA Representative:

The funeral was well attended on Tuesday. The services were excellent and the eulogies heartfelt, in places, where appropriate amusing and from a variety of friends and relatives. The family were touched and grateful for condolences and sympathy expressed by the members of the association.
  
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Reply #7 - 05.04.2015 at 17:47:05
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I was saddened to hear the news of Gerry Newton's passing.
I will treasure the memories of both Jo and Gerry and remember their friendship,help and support as neighbours at Boddam.
Gerry's dry sense of humour spurred me on to pass my ' driving test' 30 years ago!!!
A wonderful couple.xxxx
  
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