Derek Piggott has died

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Tony Firmin
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Derek Piggott has died

Post by Tony Firmin » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:09 pm

Sad news just arrived from Lasham.

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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.

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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.

Tony

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