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Left to Right - Back Row - Roger Creswell, Doug Wilcox, Mike Cherry, Roger Thomas, Russ Pengelly, Ron Kennett,

Jerry Pook, Graham Horder, Tony Ware

Front Row - Black Robertson, Ian Clark, John Mazurk, Barrty Chalkley, Dave Archbold, Chel Hibbert, 

Alan Ferguson, Adrian Jones, Pete Squire

(Have you ever seen such a miserable looking bunch? - on death row maybe?? - 

but this was the start of a wonderful life!)

 

 

Roger Thomas

killed in an aircraft accident on 25th March 1969 flying a Canberra with 13 Squadron  

Russ Pengelly

killed test flying Tornado prototype PO8 over the Irish Sea 12th June 1979  

 

John Mazurk

 killed in a car accident in Middle East

 

 

 

  

Jerry Pook (DFC, MBE) couldn't make the 40th reunion, but sent his regards to all.

Jerry had a open heart surgery 10 years ago but as you can see, despite everything,

he is keeping him fit and well. (He doesn't look any different than he did in 1966- See archives)

Jerry is now working for the MoD as a Civil Servant Instructor on the Harrier GR7 Flight Simulator at Wittering

 

The citation for Jerry's DFC is as follows ...

 

Award promulgated in the London Gazette dated 11th October 1982

Distinguished Flying Cross


Squadron Leader Jeremy John POOK
608507, Royal Air Force


Squadron Leader POOK of 1(F) Squadron had been nominated mission leader
throughout the invasion phase, conducting 23 attack sorties. He led
missions on 21 and 27 May 1982 which destroyed probably four Argentinian
helicopters, Squadron Leader POOK personally destroying probably two Pumas
on the ground despite SA and SAM defences. He also led two successful
attacks on Goose Green in the face of very heavy anti-aircraft fire, the
second against a large calibre gun which was destroyed causing heavy
casualties; this helped 2 Para Regt obtain the surrender of the troops in
that area. On 30 May 1982 Squadron Leader POOK's Harrier was hit while
attacking a gun position on Mount Harriet. He nevertheless pressed home his
attack but, as a result of system damage to his aircraft, he had to eject
over the sea 30 NM from HMS HERMES when returning. His determination was
undiminished by the experience and he has continued to display considerable
courage and great professionalism.

 

1 Squadron heading for the South Atlantic on the ill fated Atlantic Conveyor

 

With Pete Squire as Squadron Commander and Jerry as Flight Commander

the Argies had as much chance of scoring as we did at LTC on a Saturday night!

 

Member of the British Empire

Jerry was later awarded the MBE for his training work at the Tornado Trinational Training School at Cottesmore.

 


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