Obituary: Raymond Baxter
Now, he was 84, and all, so that's a fine innings - but I'm unusually sad about this. One of the last ties to my 70s childhood gone. I think it's the memory of his enthusiasm for new things, for technology, for change. The glint in his eye when talking about space missions, or VTOL jets, or compact discs. Probably, on some deeper level, he reminded me of my grandfather, who had a similar enthusiasm, uncommon to his generation.
Plus, of course, he was a Spitfire pilot. It simply doesn't get any cooler than that.
So here's raising a glass of Coke Zero to you, Raymond. Farewell.