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Gerry White

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Veteran Aviator Cecil Pashley
« on: July 27, 2017, 08:32:03 pm »
 In the Summer of 1993, the Civil Aviation Authority, decided to recognise the
valuable contribution, that Veteran Pilot, Mr Cecil Pashley MBE , had made to
 the training of pilots. Cecil had served during both wars, as firstly a fighter
Pilot, in WW1, and during WW2 he served in Rhodesia, teaching flying skills
to the Empire training scheme pupils from South Africa, and Rhodesia. Pash
as he became known, was  Mr Shoreham Airport...and founder of a flying club
and chief flying Instructor. The photo shows Sir Peter Masefield , of the CAA
 He unveiled a brass plaque to the memory of Cecil Pashley, on the 100th
anniversary of his birth. The ceremony was attended by local Aviation enthusiasts
 Civil dignitaries, and the Airport Management..
« Last Edit: July 31, 2017, 06:46:01 pm by Nelson »

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Re: Veteran Aviator Cecil Pashley
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 06:31:29 pm »
I worked for Cecil Pashley at the Southern Aero Club from 1960 - 62. A real gentleman it was a privilege to know. He taught me, a young lad, a lot, not only about flying.

Sadly the plaque you mention seems to have been removed from the wall of the Terminal Building where it was displayed for many years.
I would be interested to know of its whereabouts.

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Re: Veteran Aviator Cecil Pashley
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 11:16:53 am »
 The plaque is in the terminal building...or was it having been placed there...