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Last of his Kind in my Family

Article about: Uncle Frank ( My grandfathers brother )passed away on Wednesday two weeks ago , aged 96 , he lived alone at home until 6 months ago. A man of deeds and few words , seen it all and done it al

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    Uncle Frank ( My grandfathers brother )passed away on Wednesday two weeks ago , aged 96 , he lived alone at home until 6 months ago.
    A man of deeds and few words , seen it all and done it all from WW2 , Malaya & Vietnam . From LAC to Wing Commander in a long career
    I still have his flying jacket that he gave me when I was 7 years old.
    He certainly lived a full life and never banged on about it , he had style , my childhood hero , when I was a kid he would pull up in his silver E Type Jaguar and get out in his RAAF Officer uniform and looked to me like god , a movie star
    RIP mate the last of your kind in my family.
    Thats a nice Bag of Fruit on his Chest .
    Photo taken a few years ago for a newspaper article.
    You can read the link below if interested.
    Cheers Rick
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    RIP Frank
    Lest We Forget
    Regards
    René

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    He was a cool dude Rene

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    Quote by Rick W View Post
    He was a cool dude Rene
    I bet, he has cheeky eyes, I would have loved to have such a fella in my life.
    Regards
    René

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    I bet, he has cheeky eyes,

    LOL , he sure was motivated , from a Spitfire engine fitter in Drawin to Air Crew as a Flight Engineer on Cat's then re trained after the war as a pilot , Lincoln pilot through out their service life . A Lancaster on Steroids lol. And was involved in the 1st RAAF C-130's lot from the US , he flew them all over the world , and did lots of un official flights into SEA early pre vietnam from his Mayala knowledge after nearly 70 Lincoln missions there.

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    What a great guy. Must have had some stories to tell. RIP.

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    What a wonderful tribute to a fine and honourable gentleman, a brave Airman who served us all with distinction. Rest in peace Frank and thank you from me. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    "What a great guy. Must have had some stories to tell."

    He was the ultimate professional mate , " Zipper Lips "

    Only ever spoke to us about people and non operational / general stuff
    Last edited by Rick W; 11-07-2019 at 09:08 AM.

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    Rest in peace Uncle Frank, what a long life and a man to be proud of for sure.

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    RIP. What an amazing man.

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