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23-10-2010, 10:02 AM
i received the news this morning to say on off my best mates. mick dawes had passed away early this morning,
my sympathys go out to pat a his daughters sharon and anita
23-10-2010, 10:14 AM
I met him once as a child at the Midland Game Fair. Very funny, though I couldn't understand his accent.
23-10-2010, 10:21 AM
What a shame. I met him a couple of times at Rough Wedge, he was a good bloke to talk to. One of those rare people that you like straight away when you meet them.
23-10-2010, 10:52 AM
Sad news,Micks engineering was genius and not one for keeping his tips secret, he loved to spread his knowledge and was responsible for getting me into meddling, top bloke and wicked humour. Was nice to see him earlier this season.
A sad loss & another good guy gone. RIP Mick, thoughts with Pat & Family
23-10-2010, 11:50 AM
My thoughts are with his family.
23-10-2010, 11:59 AM
Mick Dawes, one of the cleverest men I have ever met and a true gent, a honour to have known and talked to him.
23-10-2010, 01:38 PM
Mick was a one off. A true gent.
Rest in peace mate.
23-10-2010, 02:07 PM
I have shot one of Mick's rifles-a special he built for Richard North, back in the day.
A very sad loss to Airgunning.
23-10-2010, 06:10 PM
Another sad loss to one of the airgun greats he will surely be missed by many both sides of the Atlantic.
Condolences go out to Pat having known both for over 19 years.
Such sad news, I was fortunate to spend my early teenage years with Mick & Pat travelling the length and breadth of the country on the FT circuit and have many, many happy memories.
Mick was a true Gent and one of the kindest and funniest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing, he was as we say in the Black Country
“a propa bloke”
A wonderful Man and a wonderful family
My condolences to Pat, Sharon & Anita
What a shame, he was a living legend when I started shooting FT many years ago. He certainly had an influence on our sport. RIP
23-10-2010, 08:22 PM
We've lost one of the very, very best.
RIP, Mick. I'll never forget the good times, mate.
24-10-2010, 01:02 AM
Top bloke,had the pleasure of knowing him and owning one of his guns.He will be sadly missed.RIP.
24-10-2010, 01:21 AM
My thoughts are also with his family.
24-10-2010, 08:54 AM
Terrible shame, I always enjoyed Micks' company.
24-10-2010, 12:39 PM
Mick's wife, Pat, called me today to ask if those of us who knew him could let others know that Mick has passed away.
The funeral arrangements are yet to be finalised but as soon as they are known, one of us will post them on here.
24-10-2010, 10:29 PM
I am sad to hear this news. On the few occasions when I met Mick, I was impressed by his skills and knowledge. The guns he made were very innovative. I was impressed by his patience and willingness to share his knowledge. A sad day.
...gutted, owe him a massive amount :(
25-10-2010, 06:12 AM
Condolences to Pat and family.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mick back around 1990 and what a pleasant gentleman he was.
25-10-2010, 03:09 PM
i have just been and seen pat and sharon, micks funeral is on november 2.
the funeral is taking place at west bromwich crematorium, newton rd,
the funeral leaves micks house at 14.10, and arrives at the crematorium at 14.30
pat as requested that no flowers are to be bought, but would like any donations to go to cancer research.
pat as asked anyone who knew mick are more than welcome to attend the service, and afterwards at the windmill pub, coronation rd wendsbury.
27-10-2010, 09:59 PM
I will attend if I am not required to work that day. Thanks for letting us know the details.
03-11-2010, 07:33 PM
I have just spoken to Pat and she would like to thank everyone who attended micks funeral yesterday, she would also like to thank everyone for there donations to the cancer charity.
Rip mate, you will be greatly missed
05-11-2010, 12:34 PM
In 91 i was on a training course at Sutton Coldfield and visited Hilton Park FT club; then Micks club. As a complete outsider Mick befriended me for the day and let me shoot his "Mick Dawes Special". Although by this time we were well established with PCP's, It was the first time I had shot something quite like it. I remember you pulled a very crisp trigger, the scope fogged momentarily (it was a cold day!) and when it cleared the 55 yard target was down. I repeated this until I became bored and went back to my own rifle which felt like a flintlock in comparison.
It set me (and probably others) on a path which took many years and a lot of technology to achieve. Later with Nick Jenkinson, I had a look at the engineering (this was by now when Brocock were going to make them). It was way in advance of anything then available.
As I remember Mick pioneered regulators, dry lube in PCP’s and full width springs with light hammers, something we now take for granted. More than this though, I remember his friendship on that day and at every meeting however infrequent since.
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