John Clingo  Airframe Fitter & Engineer
Sadly John passed away on 6th June 2019 after a long battle with lung cancer. John was diagnosed some years back, but he had fought it stubbornly and with determination.

My sincere condolences go to his family, friends and former colleagues.
John Remembered

From Simon McIntosh
RIP John - a wonderful guy, very fond memories of working with him, brilliant skin man, many laughs in the years I worked with him.

From Liz Rogers : RIP John

From Alan Tabrah
So sorry to hear the news. I agree that he was a man of great humour, and we had a lot of laughs together. Who else remembers "Clingo's on the Starboard Bow"!

From Jim Williams : RIP John

From Caron Phillips : RIP John and my condolences to his family and friends

From Jim Street : RIP John; a true character.

From Stephen Saar : Great Guy. RIP John.

From Tony Rider : RIP John

From Nigel Edwards : Sad day, RIP John

From Robert Rice 
Great bloke to work with. Always underestimated his own skill and knowledge but taught me a lot. Miss you already John. R I P.

From Riaz Butt
Extremely sorry to hear the sad news. Worked with him and enjoyed his company. RIP John. My heartfelt condolences to his family.

From Geoffrey Lewis : R.I.P John, many happy memories of working with John, as a contractor and as a BCal employee

From Adrian Ball : Sad news R.I.P John

From Ron Fuller : RIP John, very good knowing you.

From Danny Reginiano  : RIP John. A true legend

From Kevin Perryman : RIP John. A great guy and fun to work with.

From Dave Lewis
Sad news, he was a great guy always willing to help and pass on his vast knowledge a big loss to this world. Cheers John and thank you for everything

If you would like to leave a message in remembrance please drop me a line anytime at

Condolences were also extended by:

Dave Thaxter, Gwyn Jenkins, Christine Jegu, Kris Massie, Pat Cresswell, Dave Surry, Andy Hudson, Ian Jones, Mike Keely, Julie Nuttall,
Peter Durran, Keith Stevens, Sally Simmonds, Fran Cox, Paul Chapman, Elizabeth English, Marjorie Anglesea Jackson, Trevor Warburton,

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Service details

John's servce was held on Tuesday 25th June at Weston-super-Mare Crematorium

There was a gathering afterwards to remember John at The Helicopter Museum, where he worked as an airframe fitter, so a very fitting place to celebrate his life. The family extended a warm welcome to John's colleagues to join them at his service and afterwards too.

Please, any donations in John's memory to The Helicopter Museum - thank you
British Caledonian - A Tribute