cosec59
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Raymond Baxter Dies.

Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:09 am

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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RE: Raymond Baxter Dies.

Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:15 am

 Wink

 
GDB
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RE: Raymond Baxter Dies.

Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:04 am

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.

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RobertNL070
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RE: Raymond Baxter Dies.

Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:43 am

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.

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RE: Raymond Baxter Dies.

Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:45 am

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

RIP Raymond

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RobertNL070
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RE: Raymond Baxter Dies.

Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:54 am

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 4):
a real fighter pilot

... and an accomplished rally driver.
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RE: Raymond Baxter Dies.

Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:05 am

Quoting Cosec59 (Thread starter):
Raymond Baxter Dies.

Nooooooooooooooooo...

RIP Raymond.
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RE: Raymond Baxter Dies.

Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:37 pm

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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