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PostPosted: 02 Feb 2013, 18:20 
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Well done Dean....a successful and exciting day for you all round!! =D> :smt023


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PostPosted: 02 Feb 2013, 18:56 
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Wow Wheee .. awesome Dean !!! Now that's how to launch a book. (Did you take a copy with you .. ?)

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PostPosted: 02 Feb 2013, 19:33 
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Hi Dean well done on the book launch, it is certainly a big deal (I've tried to get published with no success) and can't wait to order a copy. =D>


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PostPosted: 03 Feb 2013, 21:01 
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Excellent launch Dean, congratulations! The introduction was excellent, you spoke well and the venue was perfect. Few can ask for a better follow-up than Harvards, Alouettes, a Puma & that gorgeous Vampire amongst others!

I'm looking forward to reading the book, my first impression from skimming through the first few pages is that it looks great with a ton of interesting material. This was an important book to write, thanks for putting in the effort.


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PostPosted: 03 Feb 2013, 21:08 
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Thanks Darren, appreciated and thanks for being present.


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PostPosted: 04 Feb 2013, 21:05 
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I agree - a wonderful book launch. Even that noisy (noisy!) Kudu that roared past in the middle, drowning out a few of Dean's words, was entirely appropriate. I was particularly impressed by the presence of General Earp. He must be getting on now, and yet he spoke with great candour and lucidity, striking a chord with the audience on the value of "writing it down - and passing it on". I see that quite a few of us forum-ites were there; pity we missed out on a meet and greet of sorts. Thankfully, though, I did meet Dean! I have been reading the site on-and-off since about, I think, 1996 (it was a Geocities address then!) - and yet I'd never met the man himself. He was taller than I expected...

Speaking of Dean, well, what can I say? The product of a lifetime's interest in aviation, making sure that not only the story tellers pass on their history, but the narrator/editor too! Here's to the next book!

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PostPosted: 04 Feb 2013, 23:06 
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It was a lovely day.

Dean thanks signing my copy. I started reading the book over the weekend and I can already tell its going to be a classic.

Books like the one you have written are very important.

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I have to wait till 22 March before I can lay my hands on my copy :(


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PostPosted: 06 Feb 2013, 18:14 
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Ninety years of memories of the SAAF captured in new book

SAAF personnel welcome new book

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PostPosted: 06 Feb 2013, 19:46 
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:smt023 congrats and well done Dean. Can't wait to read your book. I heard a little birdy tell me there might be a second book in your future. ? :-)


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PostPosted: 06 Feb 2013, 20:32 
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Michael wrote:
I see that quite a few of us forum-ites were there; pity we missed out on a meet and greet of sorts


Yes,I agree to that,it would have been nice to meet some of the forum members!

I was standing about 2m away from Gen Earp's lefthand side at the launch.

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PostPosted: 06 Feb 2013, 20:53 
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Got my copy today, love it!


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PostPosted: 07 Feb 2013, 09:55 
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Thanks for a great read Dean.

As with good books I will have to read it again but this time with the PC on Google Earth to check all the places and bases revered to.

Thanks again.


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PostPosted: 07 Feb 2013, 14:53 
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Njoying your book! Some amazing recollections in there
Congrats there Dean & thanx for signing my copy (Gen Earp signed just above your name on title page- oops- what an honour to meet him also)
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