> From: S.....waiting for reprint permission.... > To: email@example.com > Subject: Turbo Jet > Date: Wednesday, December 11, 1996 12:31 AM > > Dear Sir, > Thank you for a very interesting page that you have made for > us. You asked for some feedback and hear it is. Our friend Sir Frank > Whittle died in September of this year (1996). He had been suffering > from cancer and was in his 90's. > My Father worked with him in the early days on > development at English Electric and thence on to RR in Derby. > .... to be continued with permission of Mr. S's father ...
From: Lesley Pritchard
To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" Subject: Albert Whittle Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 14:34:49 -0000 Dear Sir, Sir Frank Whittle was my Great Uncle and whilst I only had the pleasure of meeting him once, I felt that I knew him very well as his brother, Albert Whittle, spoke of him all the time. It is with great sorrow that I am writing to say that Albert, my Grandpa, passed away on the 18th of September 1999. Whilst he never matched his brother in terms of fame and accomplishment, my Grandpa made many valuable contributions of his own to the world of aviation whilst an engineer with the RAF - contributions which, sadly, he couldn't patent due to the country being at war. More importantly, however, Albert Whittle was one of the kindest, gentlest and most generous natured souls alive. He will be very sorely missed! Lesley Pritchard Keene Integrated Marketing + Public Relations 37 Golden Square, London W1R 3AA UK Tel: +44 171 439 7227 Fax: +44 171 439 7840 mailto:email@example.com http://www.keene.com
From: Jeremy Shea To:firstname.lastname@example.org Date:Mon, Jan 10, 2000 Dear: email@example.com Sir Frank was my Great Uncle I only met him a few times when I was little, I ate dinner with him when he came to my grandmothers house for Thanksgiving, in 1992. I don't really remember him but he was really nice. I went to his funeral in 1996 in Washington, D.C. I don't think I never got the chance to meet any of his sons but I saw them at the funeral. I am not blood related to him, he married my grandmother (Elsie Reed's) sister (Hazel Hall or Lady Whittle), me and my family call her Aunt Tom, she is really nice. Sir Frank was good friends with my grandpa (Col. Charles Reed). Sir Frank gave him a Rolls-Royce magazine that he signed, which I now have. They would sit and discuss science for hours. Jeremy Shea Manassas, Va firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send your comments, ideas, good information, whatever, thanks. Send your original words or family photos of Sir Frank and I'll collect 'em here, and/or links to them. Find my eMail contact at my home page at pfranc.com. I had no clue Sir Frank was still alive when I started this project! I started this project a few years before he died and published it here and started writing about him a few months before he died and sorry that I had no clue he was still alive during this time. I bet he would have got a kick seeing these things we are doing with old turbochargers. And I'm sure he would very much enjoy the very cool comments published on this page from his friends and family. He lives on through our memories.
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