Tugg Wilson... "Jack" cartoonist... RIP

McHammock

Lantern Swinger
#22
RoofRat said:
Fido, was Tugg a Vixen pilot on the Vic, 893 sqdn i think, or was that a different Lt. Wooley?
Sad day, RIP Shipmate, you made me laugh all the way through.
RoofRat
I believe Tugg was an SD Officer & not a pilot.
A very sad end to an era.
His cartoons always managed to hit the spot.
 
#24
Any chance of putting a few of Tugg's cartoons on the site. I wasn't familiar with his work as crew of the Ark ( Noah's) I was a bit before his time I believe. Sounds like a great bloke and I'll use what I consider a very good American term for those who have crossed the bar, "sailor rest your oars" I believe it is

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FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
#26
McHammock said:
A very sad end to an era.
Aye - RIP Tugg


McHammock said:
His cartoons always managed to hit the spot.
His loss will leave a void that will be difficult to fill; the Jack cartoon strip so wonderfully captured matelot humour and behaviour - where am I to get my CPO role model from now?
 
#28
I'm sure Tugg was a wafu, he used to do a lot for Air Arm magazines long before he retired from the pusser and before his Navy News debut.

His flight safety calendars were always eagerly awaited and were more popular than Pirelli.

Like that other great cartoonist Giles you could study a Tugg flight safety cartoon for hours and still find something new to chuckle over.

Sadly missed, look forward to the eulogy that Navy News owes him.
 

grefs

Lantern Swinger
#29
hobbit said:
Any chance of putting a few of Tugg's cartoons on the site. I wasn't familiar with his work as crew of the Ark ( Noah's) I was a bit before his time I believe. Sounds like a great bloke and I'll use what I consider a very good American term for those who have crossed the bar, "sailor rest your oars" I believe it is



I,m not too fick, but I can lift heavy weights. lmao.

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#30
RoofRat said:
Fido, was Tugg a Vixen pilot on the Vic, 893 sqdn i think, or was that a different Lt. Wooley?
Sad day, RIP Shipmate, you made me laugh all the way through.
RoofRat
Sorry RoofRat - Tugg (like me later) was an SD(X(AV) - his specialisation was Air Weapons Supply Officer - alias 'Bomb Bosun' and that is what he did in Victorious. In that ship, he got lurked to edit the 'Vic News' (in a little cubby hole under the round down where the Gestetner machine was kept.) That's when he developed his skill as a Naval humourist. Incidently, for those who don't know, the reason for the two 'gees' in Tugg is because there were two 'ells' in Willson!

I was in 893 for three years but I can't recall a 'Wooley' in the squadron - only Wooley I ever ran across was the awesome Shep Wooley!

Keep an eye open for the next edition of Cockpit - it's planned to be dedicated to Tugg with tons of his old cartoons - bound to become a collectors item.
 
#31
hobbit said:
Any chance of putting a few of Tugg's cartoons on the site. I wasn't familiar with his work as crew of the Ark ( Noah's) I was a bit before his time I believe. Sounds like a great bloke and I'll use what I consider a very good American term for those who have crossed the bar, "sailor rest your oars" I believe it is

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There's a problem here - all of Tugg's cartoons were commissioned by such entities as Cockpit, The Naval Engineering Journal, Navy News etc and thus were paid for and are subject to copyright. Please see my reply to RoofRat re the next edition of Cockpit.

I know that Tugg , when he learned that he hadn't long, gifted a substantial number of his drawings to the RN Historic Flight. I believe that it is intended to publish these as a collection in aid of the RNHF.
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
#33
The 'Review of Naval Engineering' will be a more boring publication for his passing. Engineers only fight over it it for the cartoons! :wink:

God bless Tugg.
 
#34
Seadog said:
The 'Review of Naval Engineering' will be a more boring publication for his passing. Engineers only fight over it it for the cartoons! :wink:

God bless Tugg.

Thats cos they cant read big words! :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
#35
Not a chance - Tugg was one of a kind with a keen eye for Jack humour and the skill to portray it with a superb visual impact. 'Brilliant' is an under statement for his influence upon all involved in naval aviation - he drove home the flight safety message with panache, fun and excellent draughtmanship whilst making us all laugh because we could see ourselves in his drawings. He was unique!
 
#36
hobbit said:
Any chance of putting a few of Tugg's cartoons on the site. I wasn't familiar with his work as crew of the Ark ( Noah's) I was a bit before his time I believe. Sounds like a great bloke and I'll use what I consider a very good American term for those who have crossed the bar, "sailor rest your oars" I believe it is

:(
Hobbit - not, I think, before his time unless you are older than around 76 years.
 
#37
McHammock said:
RoofRat said:
Fido, was Tugg a Vixen pilot on the Vic, 893 sqdn i think, or was that a different Lt. Wooley?
Sad day, RIP Shipmate, you made me laugh all the way through.
RoofRat
I believe Tugg was an SD Officer & not a pilot.
A very sad end to an era.
His cartoons always managed to hit the spot.
Spot on! Thanks.
 
#40
fido said:
imom1406 said:
Tugg's Jack was my moral compass...RIP.....a good innings well played!

Hi imom, still loafing I see!
I'll have you know i've been very busy recently, hence not been around....and i'm in need of a rest!....Us ex Pinkies need rest.....i'm off for a lie down in the UHF office!
 

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