Bill Richardson  Aircraft Engineer
It is with sadness we learn that Bill passed away in East Surrey Hospital on 20th December 2019. My sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and former colleagues. Bill, was an aircraft engineer, who after serving in the RAF went on to work for Iran Air,  Transair, BUA, BCal retiring from BA we think. A stint with BEA / BA Helicopters saw Bill working Chinooks.

Bill was a regular at the Smallfield Aviation Group, and a fellow member said

"As most of you will know Bill had a long career in aircraft maintenance in the RAF, especially in the Far East and later in the civil world.  I believe he was the first in the  UK to be certificated on the Boeing Chinook.   He was a keen model railway enthusiast and a major force in the Horley Branch of the Royal Air Force Association."

Service details

In line with Bill's wishes, the family will be holding a private service for him.

Bill Remembered

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

From Marjorie Anglesea Jackson : RIP Bill, thoughts going out to family and friends.

From Graham Waters : I believe our Father Doug Waters knew Bill with BCAL also with Smallfield Aviation R.I.P.

From Angela Martin : My sincere condolences to his family and friends at this most sad time. RIP Bill

From Bob Cooper : RIP Bill, you will be missed by all that knew you.

From Liz Rogers : RIP Bill, thoughts to family and friends

From Sally Simmonds : Very sad to hear.

From Ian Plumridge : Very sad to hear, 'Bill' was a real aircraft man so enthusiastic & knowledgeable about his profession. RIP Bill.

From Geoffrey Lewis : R.I.P Bill fond memories

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Condolences have also been extended by:

Dave Thaxter, Mel Sanders, Tina Harvey, Lesley Peacock, Sharon Burgess, Julie Nuttall, Peter Durran, Brian Buchanan Aitchison, Riaz Butt, Barbara Crosse, Christine Jegu, Lesley Peacock, Sheila Williams Tyson, Pat Cresswell

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