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Post by Schffrs »

Wow, the place where I started my 'career' in October 1978! More from that!

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"balthazar" (can't remember his real name)
His real (first) name was Leo, and he lived in Zeist. A real jerk, but not dangerous :D. Good to see his face, too, in this topic.

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Post by warthog64 »

Very nice hans!
Henk de ridder is't change much,
maybe a bit more grey, and glasses....
will post some if i can find the time tonight.
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1975 <> 1977

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Hi All,

Last days/week I follow this thread VERY NICE !!! some old (nice funny) memories back here !!

I started in 1974 ("Gat van Tammer") and busy to 1977 @ the Batenburgweg, Maybe you remember some names: Kees Kesterloo and Jan Schets frequently also on that spots there
The last one started (not sure??) the 'Spotting Group Soeterberg club' .. include with T-Shirts
I started in 1977 with my first job, and no time to visit the operational days at SSB, only airshows etc. till now

But look here a picture that I took in that years 1975 <> 1977 (with the nice Spotting Group SSB T-shirts)
I remember me some names maybe you can help with the other ones

I try to find some more pics !!

greetings

Peter Steehouwer
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FOR FUN : A page from my "registrations book" for that year 1975...

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Post by warthog64 »

Nice peter!,


a few more from me,
Paul van klooster,

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from left to right, at Henschotermeer,
Roel Reijne, Roberd Dahler,Roel v maarseveen, marcel frenk, hans v/d vlist, rick versteegh, Michel bos (No spotter),lesly delsing , dimitri schmit,
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and two way too young girls...they probably stayed at the local camping site.
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Peter,

That's a great shot. You are right about Jan Schets, he's the "founder" of SGS.

I've got a few additions to your picture:

1. Pleeborstel (don't think that's his real name :) )
2. ?
3. Dick Wels
4. John Kraaikamp
5. ?
6. Ron Damstra
7. Hans Drost
8. Frans Tjallingii (became F16 pilot later)
9. ?

Hans
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Funny to read that some mil spotters actually made their dream reality and became pilots in the air force. Too bad this only happens to 0,01% of our population...
Greetz,

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From somewhere very deep in my mind, a name came floating to the surface when I saw this picture: Heiko

But if this is really his name, I don't know....
warthog64 wrote:?

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Post by Hans »

Hello,

I'm sorry to inform everybody that earlier today I received the news that one of the person regularly shown on those images, Dimitri Schmidt, has passed away.

Anybody wishing to be kept informed on his funeral, please send me a mail at hans.hoogers@scramble.nl.

My thoughts go to his parents and brother.

Regards,

Hans
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Also received the terrible news, a few hours ago,
Dimitri was at my house two weeks ago, and gave me 'his' part of the archive to digitize.

My thoughts go to Chris and to his parents.....
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Wow...... :?: :roll: :cry:

Roaming from US to East Germany......
Up to the skies.....

Condolences out to family and friends.

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That is terrible news. I know Dimitri from the SGHK days

My sincere condolences to his family.

Jan-peter van Viegen
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This is another of such messages you do not want to receive, especially this time of year. Dimitri was a very special person, in many ways, and I have such good memories with him. Not at the least, winning the NSK with him for SGHK some years ago.

My condolences to his family and friends, this must be difficult times.

Dimitri, we will miss you! Please, rest in peace.

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Post by Trueno »

I am very shocked to hear this news, I know Dimitri since my earliest years as spotter starting in 1982......

My thoughts go to his brother Chris and his parents.....

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Post by Robert »

Last saturdayevening we have a winterbbq with Dimitri and some others. It was a great evening. At the end of it we said see you soon. Never know it was a farewell.................

My thoughts go to Chris and to his parents.
Robert
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