George Wood

George WoodWe are most saddened to announce the passing of the Rev. George Wood, who passed away on Tuesday 21st January 2020 at his care home in East Sussex. George was a Whirlwind and Typhoon pilot during WWII, surviving being ejected from an exploding aircraft, before evading capture and returning to the UK with the help of the French Resistance. After the hostilities he became a clergyman. George was an avid supporter of the project to rebuild Hawker Typhoon RB396. He attended the public launch event in 2016 and has been a loyal attendee on a number of occasions, always on fine form and on one occasion he “blessed” the aircraft for us. He will be missed by all on the team.

Our full obituary for the Rev. George Wood is available here.

 

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George seated between Bernard Gardiner, who is still with us, and Derek Lovell, who has unfortunately passed away. This was at our 2017 launch anniversary event.

George posing with raffle prize winners at the same event, in 2017.

George posing with raffle prize winners at the same event, in 2017.