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Elizabeth Clarke (nee Veall) Elizabeth Clarke (nee Veall) from Worthing wrote on 23rd April 2024 at 7:23 pm
Hi My late father, Richard (ka: Dickie) Veall worked for EAA in the early 1950s until 1963 as an engineer. We lived in Langata in 1954 when dad initially went crop spraying with Noone and Pearce (sp?), and shortly afterwards joined EAA. We moved them to a block of flats in Nairobi. In1956 we moved to Dar in approx 1958. Later we moved to Entebbe. I traced someone on FB who, until today, I hadn't seen since we were both 6 years old years old in Dar. Lots of names were remembered, triggering my Google search tonight. I have photos of children we knew whose names I just can't remember. Is there anyone out there who knew my dad? Santa sana!
Jackie Little Jackie Little from Reading wrote on 27th February 2024 at 3:28 pm
My Dad, William (Chick) Little worked as Manager of Dar es Salaam airport in 1950s, then transferred to Nairobi embakasi airport - I grew up in East Africa and have so many wonderful memories, my sister and I flew each term to Mbeya school, I wonder if anyone remembers him ?
Dilip patel Dilip patel from Perth west Australia wrote on 30th January 2024 at 12:55 pm
I was with EAA from 1972 to 1977 then KQ till 1988.joined as a f/o DC-3 .1977 Last flight Mombasa to NBO on SVC10 with Capt.Ted Alleyne. I would like to attend the reunion Aug24 I would like also to get in touch with Capt Ratcliffe’s daughter.Please pass my details to her and or her email add to me. Thank you Dilip
Rick Pinto Rick Pinto from Preston wrote on 17th November 2023 at 1:49 pm
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 !
Ann Thompson (nee Ratcliffe) Ann Thompson (nee Ratcliffe) wrote on 1st November 2023 at 3:11 pm
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.
Bernard D.W. Wandera Bernard D.W. Wandera from Mbale, Uganda wrote on 30th August 2023 at 3:34 pm
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.
Dee Gill Dee Gill from London wrote on 6th January 2023 at 9:12 pm
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.
David Price David Price from Vancouver wrote on 5th January 2023 at 5:44 am
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.
Robert McAdam Robert McAdam from Tauranga wrote on 22nd September 2022 at 1:49 am
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.
Admin Reply by: David
Hi. You reminded me about your enquiry. I will contact a colleague to see if he knows anything. Sorry for the delay David
CEASER MERVIN THURE CEASER MERVIN THURE from NAIROBI wrote on 2nd September 2022 at 2:01 pm
Who remembers John Cods Odera? Well he has rested
Mike Cuming Mike Cuming from Sydney wrote on 24th August 2022 at 7:16 am
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.
Mike Cuming Mike Cuming from Sydney wrote on 24th August 2022 at 7:04 am
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.
Ann Taylor Ann Taylor wrote on 8th August 2022 at 8:48 pm
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
Linda Hudson Linda Hudson from Brighton wrote on 27th July 2022 at 11:15 am
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.
Jeanne Waller Jeanne Waller from Salisbury wrote on 27th June 2022 at 3:28 pm
Anyone remember my husband Johnie Waller? East African 1957 to 1970
Baum Christian Baum Christian from Paris , Elesmes and ages ago Mau Narock wrote on 20th February 2022 at 2:39 pm
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.
Lewis Stephen Jones Lewis Stephen Jones from Perth wrote on 25th January 2022 at 7:26 am
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
Edward Penfold Edward Penfold from Tetbury Glocestershire wrote on 29th December 2021 at 7:07 pm
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. kind regards to everybody.
Heather-Gail de Souza Heather-Gail de Souza from Nairobi Kenya wrote on 17th October 2021 at 8:32 am
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 I run my own safari company . I traveled the world because of EAA in my mummies tummy and later .
Eric Morris Eric Morris from Johannesburg wrote on 16th September 2021 at 2:44 pm
Dear Admin, please can you add my grandfather, Captain Eric Edmund Morris to your RIP list? Deceased 01 April 2002 in Margate, South Africa.