Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Military training helicopter crash 10 Jan 07


Lantern Swinger
We used to lose more aircraft and personnel in training and on exercise a year than we are now fighting in 2 wars, but that was when we had alot more men and machines!!

From MOD website



War Hero
Sad news indeed and people would do well to avoid speculation as to how this incident occured and keep this thread to condolences only.

RIP Fella.....


Lantern Swinger
the_matelot said:
Sad news indeed and people would do well to avoid speculation as to how this incident occured and keep this thread to condolences only.

RIP Fella.....
Concur with sad sentiments but I can confirm Stumpy's initial reporting is correct. RIP


John GW was indeed a civilian contractor..but with 30+ years of military flying before he left. An absolute gentleman, my first flying instructor and the man that had the faith (more than I did) in sending me on my first solo.

My thoughts are with Johns family at this tragic time.

Flying West

I hope there's a place, way up in the sky,
Where aircrew can go, when they have to die.
A place where a guy could buy a cold beer
For a friend and a comrade whose memory is dear.
A place where no doctor or lawyer could tread,
Nor a management -type would e'er be caught dead!
Just a quaint little place, kind of dark, full of smoke,
Where they like to sing loud, and love a good joke!
The kind of a place where a lady could go,
And feel safe and secure by the men she would know.

There MUST be a place where old aircrew go, when
Their wings become weary, when their airspeed gets low;
Where the whiskey is old, and the women are young,
And songs about flying and dying are sung.
Where you'd see all the fellows who'd "flown west" before,
And they'd call out your name, as you came thru the door,
Who would buy you a drink, if the thirst should be bad,
And relate to the others, "He was quite a good lad!"
And then thru the mist you'd spot an old guy
You had not seen for years, though he'd taught YOU to fly,
He'd nod his old head, and grin ear to ear,
And say, "Welcome, my son, I'm pleased you are here!
For this is the place where true flyers come,
When the battles are over, and the wars have been won;
We've come here at last, to be safe and afar,
From the government clerk, and the management czar,
Politicians and lawyers, the Feds and the noise,
Where all Hours are Happy, and these good ol' boys,
Can relax with a 'cool one', and a well deserved rest.."
"This is Heaven, my son: You've passed your last check!"


Lantern Swinger
Well said Floppy, sums it all up nicely.

Does anybody know who else was hurt, I am kinda out of the loop!
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
MoD_RSS £183 million boost for military helicopter training MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: New helicopter deal boosts UK's investment in military flying training to £2.8... MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: UK military flight training heads towards new heights MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: ‘Top of the range’ military training facility opened at Garelochhead MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: UK agrees new military training programme with France MoD News 1
MoD_RSS News story: £1.1 billion investment by MOD in future military flying training MoD News 1
MoD_RSS News story: UK military chief visits British training team in Nigeria MoD News 0
soleil BBC - Today Programme: "Inside The Military Corrective Training Centre In Essex" Current Affairs 0
MoD_RSS News story: British forces to support military training mission to Mali MoD News 6
MoD_RSS Olympic security training continues with military aviation exercise Current Affairs 2
soleil BFBS: "Afghanistan - Military Dogs Get New Training Area" Bases / Shore Est 2
soleil BBC: "Volcanic Dust Cloud Suspends Military Training" The Fleet Air Arm 0
oldseadog Military Training For Moslems by British Army Current Affairs 22
MoD_RSS PM to announce largest military investment in 30 years MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK aid and military support sent to Cental America in wake of Hurricane Eta MoD News 0
MoD_RSS The Military Wives Choir and the 100 year journey of the Unknown Warrior MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK and France able to deploy a 10,000 strong joint military force in response to shared threats MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Personalised career support for hundreds of military spouses MoD News 0
MoD_RSS The Military division of the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Nagorno-Karabakh: UK and Canada joint statement in response to continued military clashes MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Amazon launches new Military Talent Pool MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Ongoing military action along the line of contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh region: UK statement MoD News 0
C Military Terminology The Quarterdeck 20
MoD_RSS UK military dog to receive PDSA Dickin Medal after tackling Al Qaeda insurgents MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Mali: UK statement on military coup MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Paraguayans graduate from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK defence teams up with world leading UK space company to secure next generation of military communications MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Watch the world’s biggest military air show online MoD News 0
MoD_RSS New anti-bullying helpline to clamp down on poor behaviour in the military MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Permanent protection from higher tax for military personnel in Scotland MoD News 0
P Holiday while in the military Joining the Royal Navy 13
MoD_RSS Evaluating the benefit of licencing military aircraft engineers MoD News 0
Naval_Gazer A Petition - Maximum automatic penalties for damaging Military Memorials Petitions 32
MoD_RSS New mental fitness tool launched to help military enhance mental wellbeing MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Scottish Secretary thanks military for coronavirus support MoD News 0
MoD_RSS In the military? CNC could be your next step MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Military stands up COVID Support Force MoD News 0
M Risk Assessment of Military Exercise on Vessel The Quarterdeck 13
MoD_RSS Military deploys to provide flood relief during Storm Dennis MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Armed Forces heroes celebrated at The Sun Military Awards MoD News 0
soleil FB: The Sun's Military Awards - Best Reservist Category - Sub Lieutenant Imogen Napper Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 2
soleil FB: The Sun's Military Awards - Best Reservist - Winner - Lieutenant Commander Tracy MacSephney Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 3
soleil "Selfless Heroes Nominated For The Sun’s Military Awards" Current Affairs 8
MoD_RSS Railcard for military veterans MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Foreign Secretary statement on attack on Iraqi military bases MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Iran: UK responds to US airstrike on military commander in Iraq MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Attack on Iraqi military base: Foreign Office Statement MoD News 0
MoD_RSS The Military Division of the New Year Honours 2020 MoD News 0
soleil The Military Division of the New Year Honours 2020 - Royal Navy Awards Current Affairs 2
soleil FT: "UK Defence Minister Says Military Faces Shortfall" Current Affairs 2
Similar threads

New Posts