Gabe Robb 'Jock' Bryce 1921-2014

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Gabe Robb 'Jock' Bryce 1921-2014

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Although I don't have any specific info yet, I've been informed that 'Jock' Bryce passed away recently.
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RIP, Jock :(

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News is very thin. I have only seen the comment on PPRuNe

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I would've expected one or more of the big newspapers to pick up this bit of news, but nothing so far. That in itself is sad.
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'Jock's funeral was in Leatherhead on 23rd May 2014. The Scotsman has an obituary: http://www.scotsman.com/news/obituaries ... -1-3429605
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Its a nicely written obituary, certainly a lot of things I didn't know about him. Amazing that he cut the grass at Brooklands, were you ever on a day he did that Jelle? Amazing such a celebrity doing that but I guess he must have enjoyed keeping the museum in good order.

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No, I've never met him unfortunately. He may have been at the museum while I was there but I was not aware of that at the time. I do know that Andy Lambert did meet him in such a situation, see about 80% down this page: http://www.andylambert.com/andy/ (with small photo).

I guess it's a measure of the man he was. We may see him as a celebrity but for him it was just another job that needed to be done. Flying a prototype, cutting the grass, the obituary mentions that he also ran a 'luxury cat hotel'. It's good to see that he is getting some attention in the press now.
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