John Roodt : Lusaka
Sad news has reached us that John has passed away in late August 2021. My sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and former colleagues.

John was an integral part of Lusaka and was known to many crew and those who visited the station.

A photo of John is on the right.

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John Remembered

From Christine Jegu: Oh dear! So sad, such a big part of my flying career, and fabulous times in Lusaka!

From Fee Flee:
So very sorry. Fly Free John

From Ivor Phillips:
RIP Roodt! You are well remembered by all who knew you.

From Keith Battery
Sad to hear, John and his mates used to meet up with the crew and take us out. Always good company and great sense of humour, I remember his laugh well. RIP John

From John J Mallan:
Deepest condolences and prayers. Thoughts with John's family at this time

From Monica Ford:
Sad news! Happy memories of John in Lusaka!

From Sally Ann Hayes:
Such sad news, condolences to John's family. Lusaka holds many wonderful memories

From Judi Beasley
Great Guy, great smile - RIP John Roodt. I used to take out the Racing Post to him in Lusaka. He was a good friend to the BCAL crews.

From Jim Will:
RIP John.

From Lorna Henry
For all of us that went down to Lusaka, in the good old days, I’m sure we will remember John, with affection, as a kind and generous guy, that was a big part of our crew parties. Sincere condolences to his family and friends

Thelma Riggans:
Sad to hear about John - lovely man & very much part of my happy memories of Lusaka. RIP John Roodt.

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Condolences have also been extended by:

Dave Thaxter, Pippa Barett, Keryma Briceño Neff, John Morgan, Linda Daley, Peter Nettlefold, Lesley Peacock, Dave Phillips, Laurie Evans, Mike Swift, Brian Buchanan Aitchison, Erika Browning, Judith Oliemans, Mark Whiting, Riaz Butt, John Meighan, Peter Durran, Trevor Fisher, Geoffrey Cornwell, Lindsay Smith, Alan Reeves

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