Group Captain Gerry G.B. Blacklock OBE, DFC, DFM

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Group Captain Gerry G.B. Blacklock OBE, DFC, DFM

Post by Bruno » Sun May 01, 2011 6:23 pm

Group Captain Gerry G.B. Blacklock OBE, DFC, DFM - President of the Stirling Aircraft Society

"It was so hudge and high off the ground, but it was easy to fly"
Sergeant Gerry Blacklock (later Group Captain) Pilot of the first Stirling delivered to Bomber Command


Dear Members,

I have tried to ensure that members who knew Gerry Blacklock personally have been informed of the sad news by telephone and hope we have not missed anyone.
I am forwarding the following message from Jim Blacklock, Gerry’s son.
"Thank you for your condolences for the passing of our father,
Group Captain Gerry G.B. Blacklock OBE, DFC, DFM
on the morning of Thursday 28th April
at the age of 96.
The funeral will take place at 1.00pm on Thursday 12th May
at The Forest of Dean Crematorium,
Yew Tree Brake, Speech House Road,
Nr Cinderford, Gloucestershire GL14 3HU.
Afterwards you are invited for refreshments and a chance to talk about Dad
at The Speech House Hotel
Coleford,Gloucestershire,GL16 7EL
Tel:- 01594 822607
Flowers will be from the immediate family
plus wreaths from father's various RAF Associations.
If you would like to make a donation in memory of father
then he requested them to be either forThe Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

or

The British Heart Foundation.

Please forward your donation to

Earnest Heal & Sons Funeral Directors

Chippenham Funeral Home,
Howells Place, Monmouth, NP25 3ED

Tel: 01600 772244

If you are planning to join us at father’s funeral,

we would find it really helpful if you could let Jim know

either by email (a.j.bATtesco.net - replace AT with @) or phone (either 07709-215-382 or 01493-750805)

Thank you again for your kind thoughts.

Yours Sincerely Margaret, Bruce, Jim, Charles and Philip."

The Committee proposes to send a wreath, similar to that sent to Frank Clear’s funeral, on behalf of the Stirling Aircraft Society and a donation to The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

An obituary will appear in the Telegraph [date unknown] and an article on Gerry Blacklock in the next edition of the Stirling Times.

Best Wishes

Mary Ghrist

Stirling Aircraft Society
Bruno LECAPLAIN, Webmaster.
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Re: Group Captain Gerry G.B. Blacklock OBE, DFC, DFM

Post by K4KittyCrew » Mon May 02, 2011 7:18 am

Thank you Bruno for making us members aware of the sad news relating to the passing of Group Captain Gerry G.B. Blacklock OBE, DFC, DFM - President of the Stirling Aircraft Society.

On behalf of all members, please pass on our condolences to the family.
Kind Regards,
John, Max and David
( On Behalf of All Forum Members )
K for Kitty Crew - Winthorpe, 1661 HCU's - stirlingaircraftsoc.raf38group.org/
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