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Believed to be John, in Tony Jackson’s base photo of 1971.
In search of John Flick (Shepherd)
My name is Robert Bradbury. I am in search of my uncle John Flick, the brother of my late mother Joyce. For several wonderful years my family, including John and my grandmother, shared a farm in Mitchell, Cornwall, Great Britain. Very sadly in 1983 my father and John’s friend were killed in a car accident. In the following years my mother remarried and relocated us to Leicestershire. John and my grandmother remained in the southwest of the country. I was never to see John again.
My mother passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2013 leaving my brother and me. We understand that my mum was in contact with John up until around 2007 after which it seems he may have moved away from his last known address in Devon and has not been in contact since.
John was a radio operator at the base in Halley Bay during 1971/72. He was John Flick at this point. I have been led to believe that John changed his name from Flick to Shepherd perhaps sometime around 2007/8.
John wrote an article in The Fan Hitch (March 2008), entitled: “Memories of a non–doggy man or why I bought the painting of Changi”.
I have a small family now, consisting of my wife Hannah and wonderful five-year-old twins, Thomasina and Tristan. As Uncle John is sadly missed, I would very dearly like to see him again and bring him back to his family and introduce him to the new members!
If you are able to help in my search, please contact Sue Hamilton at The Fan Hitch and she will pass along my contact information.
Thank you in advance for helping me find my uncle John Flick (Shepherd).