It is with great sadness and regret that I have to report the death of my father after a relatively short illness. He was active all of his life and loved anything to do with aircraft. He was my rock, my best friend and a above all a true gentleman and a top bloke. He followed my military career with interest from the beginning until the end. I now know what true devistation and sadness means. I will miss his smile and enthusiasm, when he saw me. I was priveleged, and will try and dwell on happy memories. He was my life and I will be raising a glass to him on Thursday. I could not of wished for a better dad.