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trumper
09-15-2006, 01:20 PM
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/5350436.stm

R I P

p1ngu666
09-15-2006, 01:41 PM
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RIP

Aaron_GT
09-15-2006, 02:23 PM
That's really sad news. He had a good innings and an interesting life, at least.

F6_Ace
09-15-2006, 02:27 PM
Just read that myself and came to post about it.



He was a Spitfire pilot during World War II, taking part in raids against V1 and V2 missile sites deep inside occupied Europe.


RIP, Raymond.

flyin_scotzzman
09-15-2006, 02:44 PM
Yes very sad news indeed.

Joe90 made a very fitting tribute movie about the anti V2 operations that Raymond Baxter took part in during his time with the RAF.

Go HERE (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/russellboyd/il2/il2.htm)
to watch it.

RIP Raymond Baxter.

JG52Uther
09-15-2006, 03:07 PM
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Mysticpuma2003
09-15-2006, 03:27 PM
Damn shame, real gent whose enthusiasm for aviation always shone through his narrative.
S! Raymond and R.I.P

major_setback
09-15-2006, 03:28 PM
I will always remember the relaxed charm and reassuring confidence he exuded.

RIP.

SeaFireLIV
09-15-2006, 03:42 PM
I had no idea he was a Spifire pilot!

At least he had a full life.

Viper2005_
09-15-2006, 03:50 PM
RIP

major_setback
09-15-2006, 03:52 PM
For those who don't know him -

This was on the net, about his autobiography i think:

'"Raymond Baxter - Tales of My Life"
Raymond Baxter, WW2 fighter pilot, post-war radio and tv commentator at major events from motor races to great State occasions, was later the famous presenter of television's Tomorrow's World. Here he tells his action-packed life story in a wry, witty and amusing way.

From such disparate experiences as hair-raising escapes at the controls of a Spitfire over Sicily and occupied Holland to speaking to the nation while suspended in a box near the roof of Westminster Abbey, Baxter has endless tales to tell. A renowned commentator, he also competed in and reported on fourteen consecutive Monte Carlo Rallies and thirty Farnborough Air Shows where, as a veteran combat pilot, he flew in a Harrier on two occasions.'

hotspace
09-15-2006, 04:40 PM
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96th_Nightshifter
09-15-2006, 06:12 PM
RIP Sir.Baxter

Sergio_101
09-15-2006, 07:12 PM
Baxter was an awesome man.

Why is this off topic?

It certainly is NOT.

Sergio