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Raymond Baxter Dies.  
User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5350436.stm

I remember vividly his enthusiasm on Tomorrow's World and a great commentator on Air Shows too

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User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1125 times:

 Wink



User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13184 posts, RR: 77
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

Sorry to hear of this.
So sad.

Though long retired from everyday TV reporting, he, as well as Reginald Turnhill, were writers/journalists, who knew of what they reported on, vital in the medium of TV.
Not to say they gave anyone a pass, but they had the in depth knowledge, to report with intelligence, be accessible, not just be into trying to get some kind of suprious 'scoop' and/or 'shock-horror' story.

While you can see potential replacements being groomed for the BBC's Patrick Moore-a great British eccentric who has nonetheless clearly and lucidly reported on astronomy/space exploration on his 'The Sky At Night' programme since 1957(!), there was no direct replacement for Baxter.

This Air Net member can trace his interests in aerospace to Baxter on TV in the 1970's, along with a primary school teacher who was like a youthful version of Baxter-(into the assembly hall to watch on the TV, the Apollo-Soyuz link up, up to the top floor, with his airband radio, to see Concorde's first service with BA in Jan 1976).

'She flies!' (Baxter, covering the first Prototype of Concorde lifting off at Toulouse in 1969).

I hope a Sptifire can be flown over Baxter's funeral service if possible, remembering his WW2 service.

[Edited 2006-09-15 21:13:29]

[Edited 2006-09-15 21:14:09]

[Edited 2006-09-15 21:16:47]

User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

Oh how sad, very sad.

I can still hear his authoritative but dulcet tones presenting Tomorrow's World. As a kid I was crazy about that programme.

 tombstone 



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

Well, it comes to us all and he had a good innings. A good man and a real fighter pilot.

RIP Raymond

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 4):
a real fighter pilot

... and an accomplished rally driver.



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 40
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

Quoting Cosec59 (Thread starter):
Raymond Baxter Dies.

Nooooooooooooooooo...

RIP Raymond.



Flying is the second greatest thrill known to man... Landing is the first!
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13184 posts, RR: 77
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 983 times:

Thanks (if the poster IS still here), for the video, made in 1993 (75th anniversary of the formation of the RAF-from the Army Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service, on 1st April 1918.

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