RIP Sir Jack

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RIP Sir Jack

Postby Mayfly » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:04 pm

Whilst this isn't normally the place to post an obituary, as one on the best known saviours of 558 I thought it most appropriate.

BBC Midlands Today - ‏@bbcmtd
BREAKING: Former owner, Chairman, and Life President of @OfficialWolves, Sir Jack Hayward OBE, has died this afternoon aged 91

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/30803931

In 2006 Sir Jack gave £500k towards 558s return to flight and help change her fortunes.
He was a well known philanthropist and helped many a charity.

Thank you Sir - RIP.
In memory of a very dear friend - Mike Pearson

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Re: RIP Sir Jack

Postby Ray C » Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:17 pm

What a lot of money to donate.....RIP :ymapplause:
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Re: RIP Sir Jack

Postby Bovril » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:34 pm

he saved so much ...

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Re: RIP Sir Jack

Postby Dee » Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:14 am

RIP, Wonderful supporter of 558!
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Re: RIP Sir Jack

Postby Crew chief » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:25 pm

Seems like Vulcan to the sky have not heard of his passing there is no mention of it on the website. Without him the project would have been wound up well before first flight as we all know.
RIP Sir Jack we may well not see your like again.

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Re: RIP Sir Jack

Postby Mayfly » Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:41 pm

MOD has mentioned it on the forum and PA28 has said it will be in Fridays Newsletter.
In memory of a very dear friend - Mike Pearson

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Re: RIP Sir Jack

Postby 10680 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:11 pm

It's amazing when you see the number of things he donated to. From buying Lundy Island to bringing back the SS Great Britain.
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Re: RIP Sir Jack

Postby Mayfly » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:21 am

Indeed they called him 'Union Jack'.

I first heard of his generosity at RIAT in '06 when I heard 2 men talking about the donation he had given to the Horsa Glider restoration.
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Re: RIP Sir Jack

Postby Dee » Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:59 pm

A fitting tribute on 558's newsletter.
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