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How ironic that when I was at RAF Brize Norton, in the late 60s-early 70s,I serviced these ex-EAA Super VC-10s that the then Govt purchased after the sad demise of what I considered one of the emerging African nations finest airlines(SAA probably first), and in 1971 flew a number of Coldstream Guards for exercises with the then KAR in Kenya on an ex-EAA aircraft !
Jambo. Does anyone know of any original film footage of the DC9 flypast at the Wilson Airshow? Alan Ratcliffe (dad) was flying and we found some of the photos and press cuttings about it in his archives. I did find a clip on YouTube posted by Kibruto. We have found a company that can digitise 8mm/Super 8 film and would love to be able to have a copy.
I was in the last group of apprentice engineers who joined 1st April 1974. Currently retired after teaching aircraft maintenance at Soroti Aviation Academy for 35 years. Would love to get in touch with former apprentices wherever they may be.
My Grandfather - Sarjit Singh worked for East African Airways as as Service Controller in Nairobi, then moved to London Heathrow as a Senior traffic liason officer. I belive he worked there in 50s/60s. It would be great to hear from anyone who knew him. Very sadly he passed away on 12th Dec 22.
I spent 20 years flying in Africa three of which were with EAA in Nairobi 1963/66 DC3 and Comet. Just written a book about those 20 years. Lived in Orchard Close just opposite the Muthaiga Club. Greta memories. Best wishes to all.
I'm looking for information regarding ex 75Sq Bomber Command Pilot Tom Waugh from Musselburgh, Scotland who moved to Nairobi in the 1950's and piloted planes for East African ending up Captaining VC10s to the UK. He retired went back to Scotland but couldn't settle so returned to Nairobi and died 1992 from a heart attack. He had a son Christopher and daughter Grace whereabouts unknown. His wife died after returning to Scotland in 1993 a year later. I have records of Tom's operations 1944 including photos.
Who remembers John Cods Odera? Well he has rested
John Maspero, - I remember your father as Commecial Manager and also as a fellow member of Muthaiga Golf Club. I purchased his golf clubs, which I later brought back to Australia and played with for several years.
I joined the Technical Office in 1969 as a Senior Technical Officer, with principal responsiblity for the construction of an Engine Overhaul facility at Entebbe Airport. Construction was completed in 1972, shortly before the coup de etat in which Idi Amin took over Uganda. The workshops and engine test house were never used for their intended purpose. We very much enjoyed living in Nairobi and travelled extensively in Kenya. EAA was a great airline to work for and I have fond memories of my colleagues.
I'm doing family research and would like find a piece of the puzzle. Does anyone have any records/memories/stories of William Mervyn Bawden (born 1913) in Natal and flew for Wilson Airways? He had an accidental death on 8 June 1938 in Tanganyika, aged 25. At that time he lived in Nairobi, I think. Have not been able to find any information on circumstances of his death. His father was WP Bawden, who became a member of Parliament in South Africa. Thanks to all who may read this, Ann
Jambo to all people who attended the EAA Reunion on 23rd July at Skyways/Radisson Blu. Such a lovely Reunion. Thank you Jerry Sirley for organising it. Love to all people who have recently joined the 'Hangar in the Sky' along with my husband, Tim Hudson, Ray Mackenzie, Ron Mineault, Trevor Gordon et al.
Anyone remember my husband Johnie Waller? East African 1957 to 1970
My last university holidays in fact the last time I spend on the farm my parents had at Mau Narock was in 1962. After I got a scolarship in a parisian hospital and the holydays lasted 4 weeks. For my last trip to Europe I took ,a comet jet liner and I shall always remembre Niomy Willamson air hostesse on that flight. I nerver returned to Kenya. Kenya, the Island Farm, Mau Naroki .The Duke of York and Nyeri schools remain very present in my mind !!!!! I shall never forget you all.
My twin brother and i flew many times as very young unaccompanied children from our boarding school in England via London Heathrow or Gatwick to Entebbe! Very special memories of all the special staff who looked after us on the Vickers VC 10, in what was in those days a very long flight. We also flew with BOAC and on the odd occasion BUA. Our Father was working in the colonial service firstly in Kenya and then transferred to Uganda. Thankyou for looking after us so well! (from approximately 1965 till 1969) Kind Regards Lewis Jones
Was in EAA from 1968 to 1977, some of the best times in my life. Am leaving my email in case anyone wishes to contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org. kind regards to everybody.
Dear EAA staff , I am a EAA baby born when my late mum Antoinette de Souza (Abreo) worked with EAA. She later joined KQ when EAA closed ...I have a number of her photographs when she was in charge of staff uniforms happy to share. I also have a VC 10 EAA model in my office. My mum passed away 29.8.19 you may contact me on email@example.com I run my own safari company . I traveled the world because of EAA in my mummies tummy and later .
Dear Admin, please can you add my grandfather, Captain Eric Edmund Morris to your RIP list? Deceased 01 April 2002 in Margate, South Africa.
May I ask please what was the passenger config on the SVC-10 I think First Class was 14F seats but what was Y figure in Tourist class/Economy? thanks
I join EAA January 1968 as a L.A.M.E working on the Comet 4s then the mighty VC 10. Such a wonderful time, and place, and people. Yes it truly was a lifetime achievement the height of my life..
Stu Adams - the same Stu Adam who married Brian Chinnick's big sister ? Long time since the auction days in Kijabe Street. Long time since Paddy Murray, Ian Carton and others played golf at Karen Club. Life in Kenya in the 60s / 70s was something to blessed with.