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East African Airways Ex-Staff Reunion 2020

Message from Jerry Sirley –

Well you dont need to be told that things are not going according to plan!!!!!

I have spoken to the Hotel and they are being very understanding and totally flexible. They have offered everything from postponement to any mutually agreeable date, full refunds and last minute go aheads, so couldn’t have been better.

At this stage it is anyone’s guess as to what will happen to the World next and to those of us trying to live through it all.

I am keeping a close eye on it all (from indoors of course) and will keep you posted. I fully appreciate travel etc etc will become a problem and any of you who cannot make it will of course be refunded in full. If you wish that to happen please make sure you send me all the necessary details for refunds etc.

Thinking aloud, I can see us having to postpone this to maybe next year but this is just a guess at this stage.

Previous Re-unions

The last reunion for ex-EAA staff was held in London on June 16th 2018. Pictures from this and previous reunions can be found in the Reunion page (password required) Anyone who was involved with EAA are invited to contact reunion@eastafricanairways.com for details of future events.

Rest in Peace

Mary Wairimu Nganga – 13/04/2020 in New Jersey USA

Vic House – 5/03/2020 in Christchurch NZ

Graham Tudor – 27/02/2020

Ian Cook – 27/01/2020

Helen Alison – ?/01/2020 Stewardess, in Nairobi

Jack Simonian – 22/12/2019 in Sydney, Australia

Hugo Fjasted – ?/12/2019 in Sweden

Arthur Ricketts – 5/12/2019 in Rutland UK age 81

Hilary Drummond – 9/10/2019 in Scotland

Kurt Paulsen – 20/08/2019

Roy Davis – 17/08/2019

Larry Allen – 21/05/2019 in Camberley, UK

Dick Hewett – 17/05/2019 in Kenya

David Cartwright – 06/05/2019

Peter Marzetti – 16/04/2019

Nick Von Berg – ?/04/2019

Iris Breidenbend – 27/12/2015 in Kenya 

Rusty Bowker-Douglass – ?/11/2018 in Queensland, Australia

David Power – 23/07/2018 in Queensland, Australia

Dave Allen – 12/10/2017 in Canada

Ros McClachlan – 15/10/2017 in Sydney, Australia

Michael J Furniss – 07/07/2017 in New Zealand

Una Buchanan – 10/04/2017

Naomi Williamson – 25/03/2017

Sylvia Meadley – 25/01/2017

Eric Cook – 12/01/2017

Chris Coldrey – 13/11/2016

Tony Crosse – 04/09/2016

Eddie Jordaan – 04/08/2016 – in South Africa

Tony Howe – ??/04/2016

Tony Burleton – 23/03/2016 – aged 90

Eric Garland – 17/01/2016 – aged 95

Colin Skillett – 11/12/2015

Tug Wilson – 19/10/2015 – aged 94

Mike ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins – 28/09/2015

Mike Sawbridge – 27/09/2015

Peter Young – 6/07/2015 – in Ireland

Frank Orpin – 06/07/2015

Helge Berthelsen – 16/05/2015

Henry Everitt (Chief Steward) – 14/04/2015

Pete Smith 12/04/2015

Gordon Evans (Snr Steward) – 09/04/2015 – aged 90

Mike Harley – 16/03/2015

Pete Lucas – ??/01/2015

Jackie Freeman – 14/12/2014

Gordon Mitchell – 13/12/2014

Sheila Cartwright – 12/12/2014 in South Africa

Dick McNair – 03/11/2014

Mike Piddlesden – (Flight Engineer) – 21/08/2014

Ken Fuller – 31/05/2014

Phil Shaw – 12/04/2014

Tony Haigh – ??/11/2013

Reg Cartwright – 23/02/2010 in South Africa

Ruthven “Pommy” Pomfret – ?/?/2006 in Albany WA

Alan Sheppard – ??/??/1992