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tkhayes  (D 18764)

May 29, 2010, 6:09 AM
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Got this cool picture from a friend.....
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airdvr  (D 10977)

May 29, 2010, 8:47 AM
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Nice....a real Who's Who of the sport.


airtwardo  (D License)

May 29, 2010, 9:20 AM
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Got this cool picture from a friend.....

VERY cool!


mccurley  (E 663)

May 29, 2010, 2:48 PM
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Claude Gillard and his big grin!!
He was at the POPs meet in Toogoolawah two years ago and still sporting the same grin. And of course still singing his famous rendition of "King Of The Air"
For those who don't know, he founded the Australian Parachute Federation.


piisfish

May 30, 2010, 11:59 PM
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Got this cool picture from a friend.....
look at the rigging guru's shorts Crazy like he couldn't do some sewing ShockedShocked Tongue

I had shorts in the same condition, but a tad longer... and did one of my first sewing practice on them, now they look nice and tidy, like mama would have done Laugh)


Jim_Hooper  (D 4019)

May 31, 2010, 8:51 AM
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Haven't seen him in years, but Claude Gillard was always one of my favorite people. But what a naughty boy! He certainly livened up the CIP meetings - and was always kept busy on damage limitation operations in the wake of the latest outrage committed by the Aussie team. Their theft of the Red Chinese delgation's flag at the '78 World Cup in France came very close to causing a major international incident. Blue and Digger Dave put on their innocent look and denied all knowledge. I think Claude finally found a seamstress in town to make a replacement, which mollified the Chinese only slightly. Man, were they grumpy. As was the French Federation. Wonder where that flag is now...
Hoop


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darkwing  (D 4164)

Jun 12, 2010, 7:51 AM
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.... Their theft of the Red Chinese delgation's flag at the '78 World Cup in France came very close to causing a major international incident. Blue and Digger Dave put on their innocent look and denied all knowledge. I think Claude finally found a seamstress in town to make a replacement, which mollified the Chinese only slightly. Man, were they grumpy. As was the French Federation. Wonder where that flag is now...
Hoop

That was at the '79 World Meet in Chateauroux. I remember it well. Ottley gave us "the talk" about returning it, if we had it. I was never aware who the actual guilty parties were. We made some effort to convince the Chinese that it was an honor that their flag had been stolen. I don't think they understood that.



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