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East African Airways Ex-Staff Reunion 2018

The latest 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

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

This is to let you know of the death of my husband Senior Country Member AC0516 Peter Young. Peter had a full career after learning to fly at the Aero Club 1966-68. He flew for Tim-Air Charters, Tanzania, then joined Air Kenya Nairobi in 1971, and East African Airways in 1975, flying DC3. He was with Kenya Airways for ten years as Captain flying F27, DC9, B707. After a brief time with Ligne Aerienne Seychelles, he joined Singapore Airlines and flew Airbus A310 until retirement in 2000. He passed away peacefully in hospital in Ireland after a long illness, and will be missed by family and friends. Sincerely, Vivien Young

Frank Orpin – 06/07/2015

Sad to hear that Frank Orpin passed away this morning of Monday 6th July 2015 in hospital in Bournemouth. Frank worked in EAA Engineering from around 1965 to 1973, then moved on to MAS in Kuala Lumpur. One of the few to hold Airframe, Engine and Electrics licences. Frank caught the spirit of East Africa during those seemingly carefree days of sun, sea and safari and these became a regular source of fond recollections during these recent times of failing health. Kwaheri Rafiki, RIP.

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
Alan Sheppard – ??/??/1992