DEATH OF MAJOR MATT BACON

Discussion in 'Int Corps' started by Bowser-Mong, Sep 13, 2005.

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  1. PLEASE CAN ANYONE CONFIRM IF THE OFFICER WHO WAS KILLED THE OTHER DAY IN IRAQ WAS COMMISSIONED FROM THE ARMY AIR CORPS? ANY HELP GREATLY APPRECIATED.
     
  2. sorry to say it was the same person RIP Maj Matt Bacon.
     
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  4. cpunk

    cpunk LE Moderator

    Very sad news indeed. RIP.
     
  5. RTFQ

    RTFQ RIP

    Blue Skies and Happy Landings fella
     
  6. A great loss to the Corps. Thoughts are with his family and also now with the others who were quite seriously injured.
     
  7. Sad loss to the Corps and all who had the pleasure of knowing him. RIP
     
  8. Definitely sounds like one of the good guys.
    RIP.

    Hope the others involved heal quickly.
     
  9. Rod924

    Rod924 LE Reviewer

    RIP & sympathy to all those that knew you
     
  10. From a friend and ex-collegue - peace be with you.
     
  11. Bad CO

    Bad CO LE Admin Reviews Editor Gallery Guru

    See here for a message from his brother.
     
  12. Sad loss of a man who was evidently well liked and respected. RIP
     
  13. Well as people know I don't frequent this site, it takes a big event for me to get involved. I've known about this site for 3 years now but still havn't registered till today.

    When Biffa arrived at Hilderbanna in 1990 he was about as much use as a chocolate fire guard in Command Troop, like all little boys who turned up out of Wallop (me included). He was immediately taken under the wing of Mick Parkinson and Nelly's brotherly wing (hope people won't mind me using names today?).

    He progressed a great extent like all nigs who joined HQ Sqn at the time, beer swilling dpm clad anglo-saxon warriors.
    OK OK so none of this reading pams stuff just right down to Dickies Bar every night. That after successful tours in Op Granby, he came to the attention of Maj. R. A. "Ron" James. Now Ron had higher visions of our Biffa, that no else saw! He decided Biffa should take a journey down to Sandhurst!

    Well I think the collective thought was "Officer, Biffa but he's thick as sh1t!"

    Well Biff you showed us all, at least Ten years as one of the army's Finest Officers.

    In tours in Afghanistan, Ireland and Iraq x 2 and in situations that us "crap hats" couldn't imagine to be in.

    Saw you 2 years ago in Bristol with the lads, still the same old Biffa, not fazed or bothered. I know you would have been a soldiers Officer, as I know you where taught what was right and wrong. It wasn't your training in Sandhurst that made you a gent and scholar but the Beer and Blow nights down in Hannover! And the copious amounts of Wednesday night sessions in Dickies the night before a squadron run!

    Fond memories I have.... PUP on the Himmelstuhr, weekly trips to Verdun for electrolyte et al.

    I won't be able to go for your final meet and greet as I am stuck in San Francisco but I will be thinking of your Family at this time and will definately sink a few for you.


    Cheers mate...

    Adieu.

    Ruth

    This was originally posted on a Aviation thread but thought the Green Slime would be privileged to know where Mat came from.