Sad news


War Hero
Pilots of downed Dauphan

Stephen Potton
Simon Foddering

Knew simon very well from Belize in 99, RIP mate


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Cant place the name but condolences all the same.

RIP all whom were onboard.
I knew Si very well and am shocked and stunned at the news. Was hoping to god it wasn't him.

Thoughts with all the families.


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I live within spitting distance of Blackpool airport and was taking the pish out of Si last week for doing crap circuits over my house on a check ride. Very sad news indeed.

Sleep well big fella.


Just heard the news, worked with Si in NI and other places, top bloke! Condolences to his family. RIP


My thoughts and my prayers are for the families and friends of all of those, both crew and pax, who perished.

Those of us who fly out to the installations as passengers do so having placed our lives in the hands of consumate professionals.

Rest in Peace.
Just unbelievable. Absolutely gutted at the news - Si was great bloke, larger than life in more respects than one! Awful news but more so at this time of year. RIP Si and Steve, our thoughts are with their families.


When I hear a civvy cab has gone down, I always fear the worst; we all have mates out there, these days... A good bloke, my thoughts are with his family.
RIP, big man.
I know none of them, which makes no difference at all ...

Condolences to all the families. Life can be very unfair sometimes ... this was, sadly, one of those occasions.

So sad to hear the news, and it always happens around this family time.

I also flew with Si for a brief time in 655 Sqn before he left the Army; he was a huge character and a thoroughly professional aviator.

I cracked my favourite bottle of wine and drank to what must have been a very full life. Condolences to all of the families involved, I can't imagine what they must be going through.



And so the numbers of those who who go VMC on top increase yet again. Si was a great fella and lived life to the max, he will be very sadly missed by many, none more so than his family. God speed old mate and rest peacefully, you'll never be forgotten. :cry:


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Sorry guys I've just got back from leave and flicked on to my fave forum to be greeted with the tragic news about Si....How, When, Where? I cant belive we have lost another good mate.....Gutted....I dont know what too say...................RIP Si.
What a great loss and one that brought a tear to my eye. Si was the ultimate top bloke, a gentle giant and larger than life character. Known Si for some years as we tended to follow one another around the Corps and spent many hours in SAMA together as well as Germany. Popped into North Wales every now and again, just to ensure he hadn't lost any weight, although suprisingly on one visit he was called on a shout and offered me his lunch, never ceased to surprise and always generous. Sad news indeed and I would like to offer my condolences to his family and also his partner, why is it always lifes good blokes? God speed mate! :(
To all those who knew my brother Si (Simon) and have left many heartfelt messages and your memories, I am enternally grateful, for even though he had moved into civvy street, he had treasured memories of all those he came into contact with and shared many a cheerful anecdotes of his time served.He was larger than life and wore a smile as though painted on, he never forgot nor will we forget.....

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