Sad news just arrived from Lasham.
It is my sad duty to tell you that one of our UK (and Lasham) gliding legends has passed away.
Derek Piggott MBE enjoyed a very full and happy life for 96 years and passed away this afternoon with Maria at his side, in the Princess Alice Hospice having suffered a severe stroke on the 15th December. Up until then, he was fiercely independent, still drove and visited (and flew) recently here at Lasham.
He was, in my opinion, not only an excellent pilot but an inspiring instructor and an easy person to talk to. His legendary status is well deserved.
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