Alan 'Bish' Bishop


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Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is with sadness that we have learned of the death of Alan ‘Bish’ Bishop on (14 Jul 47 – 07 Sep 20) aged 73. Alan served as
a member of the Royal Signals in Singapore and Lippstadt between 1964 and 1973 before embarking on Pilot training
on APC 231.
He was awarded his wings on 19 Feb 74 and was posted to 655 Squadron, 9 Regt AAC flying the
Westland Scout. Alan converted to Lynx in 1979 and carried out several tours of Northern Ireland during his 7 years with the Regiment.
In 1981, he was posted to Middle Wallop and then Central Flying School at RAF Shawbury for his Qualified Helicopter Instructor (QHI)
training. On returning to Middle Wallop, he was assigned to Aircrewman Training Squadron (ACTS) for just over a year until returning to Detmold as a Lynx simulator instructor.
Alan transferred to the RAF in 1986 as a Puma pilot and instructor, where he undertook tours and detachments with 33 Sqn RAF in Odiham, the Gulf,
Belize and Northern Ireland. Upon retirement in 1997, he indulged in his love of sailing, ultimately sailing around the Caribbean with Eve and continuing to impart knowledge through teaching people to sail. All in all, a life well spent.

Our thoughts are with his wife, Eve, his son Simon and his grandchildren Travis and Lakeisha.

Alan’s funeral will be held on 16 Sept 2020 and will be for a very limited number. The family have asked that no flowers be sent but wished
for any donations that people felt appropriate should be made to the Dorset Air Ambulance.

Kind Regards



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