I was on Comet 2s with 'Jimpie' Hoad in the early 60s.
His death leaves a massive loss. A very sad day.
From the Obituary
"HOAD – Air Vice Marshal Norman Edward CVO, CBE, AFC (Ret’d) said goodbye to us on Saturday 29th November 2014, aged 91.
He was not only a well known pilot, but a brilliant painter - member of the Guild of Aviation Artists.
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;