Thursday, 25 October 2012
Colin Michael Simlett 1948 - 2012 RIP
My little brother, Colin, spent a lot of his life, risking his life, to save other people's lives. A Royal Navy Helicopter Crewman who hung from that cable in the worse possible conditions and rescued countless people in despair.
He died today in Crete, Greece where he had been living for quite a few years.
I told him he should have joined the Air Force, "You've always wanted to fly, for goodness sake!"
He told me I should have joined the Navy, "You're a bloody Shipwright, for goodness sake!"
We both did the opposite.
They once landed in the field behind my house. First we knew was a knock on the back door. There was Colin in all his flying gear, Helmet with visor down, Immersion suit, Life Jacket etc... "Excuse me, we've lost our map, could you give us instructions on how to get to..." Great sense of humour.
Cheers Colin, Happy Landings Mate... leave a drop of Scotch for the others ...