Mr. Sid Nanson of the UK has joined our group as a Aviation Historian. Sid has an extensive collection of historical aviation data and photos and will be a valuable asset to our group in regards to his expertise and is willing to assist us in any matter.

Sid is an old “Rotorhead” having served four years in the British Army Air Corps. He was associated with Bell 47s, Westland Scouts and Gazelles.

Aviation History is Sid’s hobby and he has traveled extensively (26 trips) to the United States gathering data and pictures. He possesses a significant amount of information on various USAF helicopters including Marine helicopters.

Mr. Nanson stated he is honored and proud to be a part of our group.

More information on Sid will be added to this page as it is received from him.

~ Final Flight 08 October 2019 ~

From Angelo Romano @ Scanmaster

I’m sorry to have to inform you my heartbreaking news that on Tuesday, 8th October, Sid lost his short battle with cancer.

Sids funeral service will be on Friday 25th October at St. Mary’s Church in Thirsk at 12:00 pm followed by refreshments at Thirsk Royal British Legion.

Family flowers only.

A donation link for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance will be available soon.

Beyond being a Friend, Sid has been my a/c history cards guru for many years. I never met him in person but I always felt his passion for USN/USMC helicopters history was a great mean to strengthen our relationship. He never missed one of my calls for help for identification of no matter which helo or airplane.

RIP Sid,


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