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Jock Reid MBE

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Jock Reid was born and raised in Renfrew, mid-way between the old and new Glasgow airports. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1966 and after training, flew the Lightning operationally before completing an instructors course and spending 2 years teaching on the Folland Gnat. He attended the US Navy Test Pilots School at Patuxent River, Maryland in 1976 before returning to the UK to spend 3 years testing fighter and trainer aircraft at the Aeroplane and Armament Establishment Boscombe Down. His final 3 years of RAF service was as an instructor at the Empire Test Pilots School, also at Boscombe Down. He joined the Civil Aviation Authority as an airworthiness test pilot in January 1983, becoming Chief Test Pilot in 1995 before retiring in September 2003. During his CAA service Jock has flown most types of aircraft from the very small to the very largest and fastest. He admits to a great fondness for the Boeing 747 but it is Concorde which remains the focus of his affection. Jock converted to Concorde in 1989 and flew the aeroplane on a regular basis until his retirement in 2003. During that time, he was privileged to participate in all the flight test activities which arose, including in particular, the return to service tests after the Paris accident as well as participation in ceremonial flights such as the opening of the Scottish Parliament and the Queens Golden Jubilee. Honours and awards include the Royal Aeronautical Society's British Gold Medal, 2002 and the Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators Derry and Richards Memorial Medal, 2003. He was appointed MBE in January 2004.

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 Concorde and the Red Arrows minutes before the Queens Jubilee Fly past on 4th June 2003. ......The Jubilee Flight by Stephen Brown.
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Concorde and the Red Arrows minutes before the Queens Jubilee Fly past on 4th June 2003. ......

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Concorde and the Red Arrows minutes before the Queens Jubilee Fly past on 4th June 2003. ......The Jubilee Flight by Stephen Brown (AP)
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Concorde and the Red Arrows minutes before the Queens Jubilee Fly past on 4th June 2003. ......

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Aviation History Timeline : 25th February
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
25February1918Johann Frint, a WW1 Ace with 6.00 victories, died on this day
25February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O D. A. Stanley of 64 Squadron, was Killed.
25February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. B. M. Mansfield of 236 Squadron, was Killed.
25February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. E. A. Alexander of 236 Squadron, was Killed.
25February1944Oberleutnant Josef Remberg of 2.(F)/Aufklrungs-Gruppe 11 was awarded the Knight's Cross
25February1944Siegfried Schnell, a WW2 Ace with 93.00 victories, died on this day
25February1945 Billy Clemmons of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 Carl Payne of 4th Fighter Group, 334th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 Donald Cummings of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 Donald Cummings of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 Donald Menegay of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 Donald Penn of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 John O'Neil of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 Milliard Anderson of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262

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