Has this glorious eccentric finally crashed to earth? He was Oliver Reed’s drinking pal and now he’s causing havoc around the globe.
More on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/maurice.kirk.92 where he wrote 16 hours ago:
I have just been informed from than one informed source to get out now,despite medical state. as I am liable for immediate arrest and goal for months, as is the usual here, without even a trial leaving Liberty Girl 11 left to the local carrion…..help….can anyone at least rescue the cub
just 30 k into South Sudan at Narius from Lokichochio Kenyan airfield ….I have spare seat to Cape town if you can do it….thanks
From my sick bed….malaria and septic leg with high white cell count and fever , head-aches the usual stuff…to be driven to clinic at 7pm for twice daily I/v antibiotic and malarial treatment…service excellent but available if arrested I am warned
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MARVELLOUS comments on an article in the Guernsey Press:
Former vet Maurice Kirk goes missing in his plane over Africa
FORMER Guernsey resident and vet Maurice Kirk has gone missing while taking part in an air rally over Africa.
November 24, 2016 3:17 pm
Kirk, what a guy!! I remember him in the 80’s
November 24, 2016 4:03 pm
I’m glad he is safe. To say he’s a bit eccentric would be an understatement but for those around in the 1980s Maurice Kirk is a Guernsey institution – I remember his antics back when I was at school.
November 24, 2016 4:18 pm
Hail Maurice !
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November 24, 2016 5:09 pm
He’s certainly not a character easy to get rid of
November 24, 2016 5:22 pm
Slightly eccentric he may be, but intrepid he certainly is. A drinking buddy of Oliver Reed if I recall, but I remember best him as a good farm vet, and even better after a dram ! His appearance in Court dressed as a Nazi is still talked about. What a sterilised society we live in today.
November 24, 2016 5:37 pm
I knew it! He is simply indestructible. Fond memories of his escapades here in Guernsey and his much appreciated professional advice as to how to protect our kittens from a bruiser tomcat invader!
November 24, 2016 5:53 pm
Not only do I remember him, when we lived in St. Martin’s me and the missus voted for him in an election as a protest vote. Guess what, he nearly got in.!
Used to go up to Alderney on his own in a rib to see his patients and once flew under a london bridge if I recall correctly.
A bit eccentric.? Mad as a box of frogs in my opinion.! Anyone remember the gibbet outside his house with an effigy of the Bailiff hanging.?
November 24, 2016 6:39 pm
Would have made a fantastic chief minister
November 24, 2016 7:59 pm
What a great bloke, had a lot of time for Maurice, he only did what a lot of us wished we had the balls to do.
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While in Africa, I just wish he could meet the Nigerian parents whom he helped trying to get their seven children back from Haringey Council… They were only some of the over 1,000 children a month put into care by Local Authorities…
Maurice was a regular at St martins Country Hôtel Guernsey when I worked there.. he was always funny and I love the way he provoked the establishment… yes he did fly under Tower Bridge shouting over his radio this is Captain Kirk!!! A true Genius…..