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Flight Lieutenant John Dow

Electrical engineer and war hero; Born: 1922; Died: May 14, 2012. John Dow, who died this month at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Dundee, was  first and foremost a devoted husband, caring father and delightful grandfather. By profession he was an electrical engineer, but he was also a decorated member of Bomber Command. Born in […]

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Derek Cameron

Cinema manager and chairman: Born 1934; Died August 7, 2011 Derek Cameron, who died this week, was not simply an astute businessman who ensured that Scotland’s last independent, family-run cinema survived and prospered when others did not. For generations of Edinburgh’s film lovers, he was literally the public face of the Dominion cinema itself, personally […]

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Maj Gen Robert Macfarlane

Former director of medicine, British Army; Born March 1, 1917; Died March 19, 2011 Major-General Robert Goudie MacFarlane MBE, who died last month at the age of 94, enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). He served in both India and Burma during the Second World War and rose […]

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Steve Lindridge

Photographer; Born: March 24, 1960; Died: February 25, 2011. The photographer Steve Lindridge, who last month died of a heart attack just a few weeks shy of his 51st birthday, was famed for his cowboy hat, but he was certainly no maverick. Thanks to his acclaimed skills behind the camera, his innate enthusiasm for life, […]

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Maestro of the Final Frontier – In Memory of Jerry Goldsmith

Jerry Goldsmith’s musical contribution to Star Trek cannot be underestimated. Paul F Cockburn composes an appreciation of the man who, musically at least, defined the Final Frontier… “Doing a Star Trek film is like returning to an old friend,” Jerry Goldsmith told fans while working on Star Trek: Nemesis. As well he might; that film […]

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Delia Derbyshire

Born: 5 May, 1937, in Coventry Died: 3 July, 2001, aged 64 Best known for her work on the Doctor Who theme, there is little doubt that Delia Derbyshire, who recently died of renal failure, is one of the most important figures in the development of “electronic” music in the UK. Although never a household […]

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