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Old 13-01-2018, 16:54
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Default Surgeon Captain Rick Jolly RN

It would appear that Rick Jolly has 'crossed the bar' ... news from the OAMAAM site.

RIP, Sir.
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Old 13-01-2018, 23:29
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Sad news, RIP.
He passed earlier today, according to his Wiki page.

Old Ships: Raleigh 1963, Collingwood 63, Ark Royal 64, Collingwood 67, Undaunted 68, Porstmouth FMG 70, Exmouth 72, Victory 1974 as JEM, EM, OEM, LOEM, POOEL. Then 28 years in the Fire Service
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Old 13-01-2018, 23:56
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Default Re: Surgeon Captain Rick Jolly RN

What a man he was! Decorated by both sides in the Falklands.

I first met him in late 1962 when he was with the Central Air Medical Board at Seafield park (att. to Lee-on-Solent) as a fairly new Surgeon Lieutenant. He passed me for for aircrew.

Met him again a few times after, but still remember vividly a tall, red-haired nice bloke.

Thanks, Doc!
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Old 14-01-2018, 10:59
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Sad news indeed. Many people have cause to be thankful he entered medicine.
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Old 14-01-2018, 20:07
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From the BBC News website:

Falklands War 'true hero' Captain Rick Jolly dies

A Royal Navy medical officer who saved the lives of hundreds of British and Argentine troops during the Falklands War has died, aged 71.

Working amid terrible conditions in the field, Surgeon Capt Rick Jolly, from Torpoint, Cornwall, saved the life of every British serviceman he treated.

He is the only person to have been decorated by both Britain and Argentina for his service during the conflict.
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Old 14-01-2018, 21:41
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Hi All

Sad news indeed, and so comparatively young. He will be long remembered, not least for "Jackspeak".

Mitch Hinde
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Old 25-01-2018, 10:29
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Default Surg Capt R T Jolly OBE HMS Raleigh

From the FAAOA website:-

The funeral of Surg Capt Rick Jolly OBE will be held at HMS Raleigh at 1 pm on Saturday 10 February 2018.

(There is a security form to complete if you wish to attend)
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