Pilot to continue his crash course across Africa – The Times

Maurice Kirk has endured a series of mishaps but denies being reckless.


Nearly had ‘Brainstorm Primary School’ chimney pots….leaving a donation for strictly ‘education’ (mainly orphans with ‘nothing’) and a rumour Narius will be renaming the school after the passing pilot!


Oh so close to gangrene!

Maurice Kirk, 71, blamed fellow aviators in the Vintage Air Rally for reneging on a promise to carry his luggage, which includes a tuxedo and top hat, in their planes.

The former drinking buddy of Oliver Reed, the late actor, said that he was forced to put his bags on his lap in his 1943 single-engine Piper Cub. He also had a long-range fuel tank installed above his head which meant he couldn’t see his compass.

“It meant I was flying with an awful lot of extra baggage in the cockpit,” he told The Times from Nairobi, where he is waiting for a new propellor to enable him to continue his journey South.

He has used his smartphone to navigate but said he struggled to find some airstrips. The former vet, from South Wales, had already crashed in Cannes on his way to the rally’s start, when his engine cut out above the runway. “It did it again in Khartoum,” he said.

He left his maps in a hotel room and dropped his GPS navigation system down a drain, but denied suggestions that he was reckless. Sam Rutherford, the rally’s organiser, said that Mr Kirk was an “extremely good aviator” who could land in a small field on the side of a mountain, but he asked him to leave the Vintage Air Rally because he was dangerous.

“There is nothing that annoys me more than somebody who doesn’t take basic preparations and precautions in order not to have someone else putting their lives at risk [with a search and rescue operation],” Mr Rutherford said.

Spectators turn out to see the planes of the Vintage Air Rally at Nairobi national parkThomas Mukoya/Reuters

He said Mr Kirk had crashed off the end of Khartoum’s runway. Mr Kirk said that was nonsense and he had “cleared it on purpose to be out of the way”. He has refused to leave the rally. Asked about Mr Rutherford, he said: “I hope I never see him again or I will punch him on the nose.”

Mr Kirk, who was arrested in the US in 2008 after landing too close to George W Bush’s Texas ranch, boasted about “flying below camel level” on a trip to Australia. He was rescued by the US Coastguard after crashing in the Caribbean.

Mr Kirk crashed twice in South Sudan. The first time he punctured a wheel. The second time he ripped part of the undercarriage and a propellor. None of this has dampened his determination to complete the 8,000-mile journey. The plane was loaded onto a truck and driven to Lokichoggio in Northern Kenya.

“I just need two people to help me put the wings back on,” Mr Kirk said. “If the engine runs I am heading straight to Cape Town.”

Only 15 of the 22 aircraft that started the rally have made it to Cape Town. A Boeing-Stearman biplane crashed in Kenya. A Tiger Moth was blown into one of the support helicopters in Botswana, damaging both beyond repair.

Mr Kirk said he planned to ship his aircraft, Liberty Girl II, from Cape Town to the Falklands then fly the length of the Americas. He was banned from the US in 2008 but believes Donald Trump will welcome him in.

Maurice’s FACEBOOK BLOCKED  (South Wales Police?) so videos on You Tube and his current tel +254713600213 — maurice@kirkflyingvet.com


Posted in 2016 Flight to South Africa | 1 Comment

Flying High? Admiration and Support from Pilots – in KENYA – #mauricekirk #pilotview

WHAT may have blocked my Facebook as it occurred as I was posting documents for the Royal Courts of Justice, an aspect of the accepted, it appears, ongoing corruption in both South Wales law courts and South Wales Police Force?

Maurice’s Nairobi number is : +254713600723 & maurice@kirkflyingvet.com

African videos slowly loaded here:      https://www.youtube.com/user/kirkflyingvet

My blocked Facebook is because of late police disclosure of my 1993 custody interview tape?:




I arrested this HM Crown Prosecutor in order, on oath, he would later tell Bristol Crown Court, ‘no way  could Mr Kirk have been served a ‘restraining order’ in the cells, that day, it was the draft’, to agree upon, as the final had not even been typed by then!


switched-wanted014  mappa-restricted

This South Wales Police concocted document has over 13 deliberate errors to fool the Justice Ministry in doubling my  time in Swansea prison by refusing me parole as ‘so dangerous to South Wales lucrative pensions’.


The lying Professor Rodger Wood of Swansea University who, as key player for the police, also falsified Caswell Clinic medical records to support his stable mate, Dr Tegwyn Mel Williams, in having me incarcerated in Ashworth , hopefully, for life due to, CPS said (caught on tape), a brain tumour.

My property, my court seized custody tape far too revealing of the Welsh way of life to be put up on cyber space as it records how they dispose of a tiresome Englishman simply practising the art of veterinary science, in the Vale of Glamorgan, entirely within his rights.

93 05 20 Interview Tape

My confiscated custody tape mistakenly revealed by a police officer over 20 years after the horrifying incident when assaulted and beaten to the ground in front of my own Cardiff clients shouting complaint.


My complaint to HRH Prince of Wales triggered the police machine -gun conspiracy explaining, possibly, as to why even HHJ Seys Llewellyn QC, the current 26 year running damages claim judge, has unlawfully blocked my Welsh Authorities’ ‘machine-gun’ conspiracy civil redress through a British court of law, these past 6 or so years , putting it off for after his retirement, as they do,…. when the ‘proverbial’ will surely ‘hit the fan’ if I am still alive to see it.



Tape appeal NOW at RCJ for what that is worth, as both Norman and Patrick were witnesses to when I was there on previous countless, RCVS and South Wales Police appeals….the corruption in south Wales is of such an enormous proportion what could their Lordships do about it, any way? Lord Justice Sweeney commented in February on it at one of my successful appeals re Cardiff Cabal corruption.



WACL RCJ Protest

…..  All a bunch of inherently spineless 09-02-25-barbara-wilding-affidavit-lies-2 liars purely for the unchecked ‘gravy train’, the tax payers’ money yes, funded by YOU.


This Welsh barrister, David Gareth Evans, successfully prosecuting me for a breach in a ‘restraining order’ (not to harass the chief police psychiatrist for Wales), never even served on me, knows the TRUTH. But he is a lawyer, of course…money comes first…… and it is more than his sacked job’s worth to declare to the English police that my 3 years in the stench of Welsh prisons had been  ILLEGAL.

Why?  Dr Tegwyn Mel Williams was not even qualified to tell Judge Bidder QC I had irreversible brain damage and so registered in the top 5% of most dangerous roaming the UK streets.. MAPPA 3/3 victim of the state

As the French writer Voltaire once said:

“When the State gets it wrong, it is dangerous to be right.”

4. 16-12-22-bs

5. 16-12-22-2nd-letter-bs614159

6. 16-12-18-instruction-to-kenyan-lawyer

7. Also, on the comments at the time of FACEBOOK block was my reply to a purported Shakeel somebody?….warning me of libel on issues, with respect, he could have had little little knowledge on other than what I have already published…namely:

Stolen and sold on Texas 2 Pacers of mine and J3 Cub (ex President Bush’s ranch saga..deported in chains), by an Alvin amp mechanic @ Houston (strip 80 nm s of H) knows….

and my French cub last seen blocked in a shed in Monkton Heathfield, Taunton, Somerset, when unable to store her to a safer place, days before flying off for Africa..(waiting for floats if G-KERK not ready, at sea, from Alaska).

No one, who knows of these four a/c, will give me the whereabouts of any of them!  And our mysterious FACEBOOK Shakeel assumes I am making it all up!

and in this pain….on the Kenyan border!…..now much better.


First rough copy                               KIRKGATE                                       HMP Swansea Jan 09 FTAC

Home Office psychiatrist gives clean bill of health re Highgrove visit Chief Constable fabricates sworn affidavit in civil damages claim/ hands in her resignation April 09 Victim’s GP obtains fax for him to be examined by a psychiatrist May 09 NHS psychiatrist exam.

In Bridgend general hospital but victim refused its results 1st June 09 Independent Advisory Group police HQ meeting-victim to MAPPA registration  8th June Barry police/MAPPA/Probation/NHS meeting-register victim level 3 category 3 18th June Victim at Chief Constable’ HQ – refused ‘exchange’ re civil damages statements and instead surrounded by riot police in tin hats with stun grenades & automatic weapons 19th June 2nd attempt to ‘exchange’- refused at Constable’s Cardiff solicitors offices so solicitors register complaint ‘threat to do criminal damage’ with its own client causing 21st June 20 odd armed police and helicopter surround victim’s home but abort mission 22nd June.

Arrested  by armed police re ‘threaten witness statement’s through solicitor’s office window attached to girt brick‘ & ‘trading in machine guns and ammunition’ 24th June Barry magistrates barely contain laughs and grant bail-police appeal verdict 25th June Cardiff Crown Court judge remands victim for nearly 8 months July 09 Recorder of Cardiff requests for ‘psychiatric report’ in victim’s absence August 09 Chief police psychiatrist recommends victim sectioned without ex or in court, Judge Llewellyn Jones QC sections to Caswell Clinic psychiatric hospital, Bridgend Oct 09 Recorder rules their victim should be legally represented.

Police fail to get victim higher sectioned-victim returned to Cardiff prison for Jan 2010 ‘machine gun’ trial Nov 09 Crown court police fail, again, to get victim re sectioned but again block bail 1st Dec 09 Private medical report to court castigates police/Dr Williams conduct 2nd Dec 09 CPS attempt section to Ashworth high security mental hospital, indefinitely as victim denied court access from cells below-court tape redacted/corrupted & purloined Jan 10 ‘Machine gun’ acquittal – jury confirmed decision after first day of two week trial Feb 10 Police video interview victim’s NHS Dr complaint -withheld (7 so far)-no action Victim then arrested for attempted Caswell Clinic burglary- clinical staff again proved liars.

June 10 The Recorder of Cardiff assures victim he will get medical evidence but gaoled by Judge Llewellyn Jones-Dr Tegwyn Williams’ fabricated 2nd Dec 09 remains undisclosed Victim arrested re ‘public order‘- allegations dropped following proof witnesses lied June 10 CAA psychiatric exam clears victim of all South Wales Police allegations.

July 10 Leg broken by ex police officer pushing victim down court steps- refused exam of prosecution witnesses – convicted in absence- appeal to Bristol/two year delay/un opposed.

Aug11 arrest ‘attempting to shoot Lord Mayor with machine gun’-£50 fine still on appeal Arrest in Family High Court re 7 Nigerian Haringey Council ‘snatched kids‘-no charges Arrest re ‘criminal damage’ of police station door as imprisoned without arrest. SWP needed their victim locked-up while ‘harassment’ charges being ‘dreamed-up’ Sept 11 arrest: ‘attempted Nigerian children smuggling’(byWW2 D-Day a/c) sectioned again reliant only on SWP data-Laughed quickly out of court by Haringey magistrates.

Arrest re ‘entering prison without permission’ changed to ‘common assault’ after prison officer arrest re stolen passport on police favours to assist defending ongoing civil claim.

Victim’s PNC ‘fails to attend courts‘, ‘extremely violent’, ‘escaper’ and ‘sex offender’… Nov 11 Haringey Council Nigerian 7 kids case-convicted in absence to avoid proof of LA lawyers conspiracy or parent prison release- SWP refused victim production from prison Dec 11 ‘Harassment’ conviction & applic. To ‘vary’ restraining order, not served, refused. Jan 12  Youth Justice Criminal Evidence Act 1999 concocted again to block Dr X exam May 12 1st ‘breach of a restraining order’ despite the fact no order was served!

March 12 Harassment appeal CPS allow witnesses assaulted to prevent evidence given Sept 12 Acquit ‘2nd breach’-visit to doctor’s house, to burn it down, was another Dr lie Jan 13 Sectioned and gaoled by French police on SWP data to Pontivy hospital-victim but recognised with laughter- doctor immediately countermands for release but Police refuse.  June 13 ‘HM Prosecutor arrest’ conviction and sentence- appealed….moved to Bristol July 13 Arrested re ‘common assault x 2/ breach of bail/drink drive/breach of bail/ witness intimidation- Cardiff prison many months, on remand, before all charges dropped. Sept 13 HMP steal passport/ prison officer arrested

Oct 13 Arrest re ‘threat to burn doctor’s house down’ (2nd police/Dr attempt)/ 3rd‘breach’) Nov 13 HMP Cardiff psychiatrist refers victim to neurologist as no psychiatric disorder. Prison officer arrest conviction- court refuses to exam  prison CCTV or witness’s tape March 14 Convicted 3rd breach &threatening telephone call-16 months sentence April 14 CPS infirm trial judge, in victim/jury absence, ‘restraining order’ is ‘meaningless’ July 14 Released /recalled week later for 8 months as no need evidence or a court hearing.

Police cancel hospital referral again as ‘risk of escape’(this cancellation was during parole! Transfer to HMP Park for w/e to block access to private funds and disrupt his legal data. Oct 14 Parole Board hearing cancelled as police refuse to produce psychiatrist. 19th Nov 14 Bristol CPS prosecutor discloses part of original withheld 1st Dec 2011 ‘harassment’ conviction court records following ‘arrest of original prosecutor’ appeal. It revealed CCRC appeared to have had acquired Cardiff magistrates court file in Feb 2010 just days before ‘harassment’ Cardiff appeal and three months before victim’s nine month prison sentence for 1st ‘breach’ of restraining order’. (Victim did not know) 20th Nov 14 CPS admit 1st Dec 2011 Cardiff clerk of the court will not release his contemporaneous records of evidence but fortunately all was tape recorded.

Now there remains the problem, for some, of various versions of a hand written part typed CPS drafted ‘restraining order’/custody court cell records &1st Dec 11 SWP ‘gate arrest’?
They keep, over the years, appearing and then ‘disappearing’ from Cardiff magistrates file. It may, of course, have something to do with status of their previous applicant, be it public counter, CPS Bristol or level of court judge, to view such clandestine treasures. To be continued…….     Copy to fellow victims

From his Facebook page

John Dawson‎ to Vintage Air Rally

11 hrs · Mount Pleasant, NC, United States ·

I understand Maurice Kirk is now in Lokichoggio Kenya trying to move South? I say the guy will make it. He doesn’t give up. Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Flight to South Africa | 1 Comment

Kenya Escape Plan is at a ‘delicate’ Stage

First the admiration:

Then the support in Africa: 

Here his Facebook page:

And here an answer for the critics:http://www.pprune.org/private-flying/587307-maurice-kirk-africa-15.html

” Properly? OK agreed in that he is not always proper. But…..

We are all aware that Maurice on this and past trips is an adventurer who is testing the boundaries of what a 72 year old but very experienced pilot can do ‘unsupported’ in an even older very primitive WW2 aeroplane flying long distances through the more remote and dangerous places in the world.

It is not the normal way of doing things. We all know the expression when true life adventures or stunts get onto film. Someone has to do it. We like to watch. We can learn from it. But “do not try this at home”. ”

 AS AN ENGLISH SUBJECT ( NOT CITIZEN) in an old colony of ours, SOUTH SUDAN, while experiencing visits and conversations in Juba we are both in serious trouble but for entirely different reasons….

Please take time to find me a way to get back to Narius and cub as it appears impossible unless I just start walking…… Whereas many are out there to help me recover cub and fly on to Cape Horn what is going on in Cardiff , right now, is of paramount importance…….

I know it is boring to you each and all but the mental affect on the pilot ( last time it was malaria) will dominate his way south……..

I currently face a two million pound bill from the South Wales Police which is exactly why the trial judge, to my face, has refused to declare the court log of 23 years duration ( for appeal at RCJ)……

It is precisely why the Cardiff magistrates have frantically re written/redacted the official public court records, that I had been ‘served’ in the cells a ‘restraining order’ in order to ‘break, within hours, without my knowledge even of its’ purported existence…….

It is precisely why the trial judge stated, in recent judgment in order for the police interview tape to be corrupted (again), state he had know apparent knowledge of police staff Mrs H Griffiths offering to me as my copy in 1993, post an interview when I was never cautioned for the indictable offence, ‘posession of a garrotte’…….

It is precisely why the lawyer employed to have the Dr Tegwyn Williams idiot Cardiff magistrates order , I be MAPPA 3/3 and sectioned under the 1983 Mental Health Act for life incarceration without trial…

.Machine-gun damages blocked, has been court ordered not to be done…… These now nearly seven years by same SWP trial judge continues to block my damages machine-gun trial BY JURY……

Of course none of you are concerned on any of this this as it has not happened to you ,,,,,,,all way outside of your ‘ comfort zone’ rather like those who, like me, wanted to vote for BREXIT or NO BREXIT but with no pretence not understanding a safe vote.

Posted in 2016 Flight to South Africa | Leave a comment

Judgment re ‘garrotte’ incident & SWP withheld Interview Tape

From the community of pilots: http://www.pprune.org/private-flying/587307-maurice-kirk-africa-13.html#post9604488

A useful overview of the present and Maurice Kirk’s cases:-
10th Dec 2016, 00:20 260 (permalink) Onmybike

We have explanation why he started web postings about things from 20 years ago.

It was not him choosing to focus on the past, but on around 3 December 2016 onwards he would have been emailed a Court Order of what to do next about issues 20 years ago, from the Judge’s personal assistant in the big cluster of his civil claim cases.


In this case he mentions here, he is the claimant in a civil court claim regards bullying/abuse of power by police, meaning for example he says local police unfairly find excuses to arrest or prosecute him such as over 100 road traffic offence cases that he successfully defended (and as a LIP). But with that level of manufactured prosecutions that were unsuccessful meant he could not get on with his life.

His strategies can often be rational, but he is too worn out to reply coherently.

The oral hearings in this case started in the autumn of 2010 and things have been relentless since then. It can be argued that during a civil court claim that police bully him and abuse their power, the same police arranged he was also locked up as from 2011 for essentially (though may be unwisely) saying the truth about a doctor.

My view is that any normal person would struggle in his situation. I would like to see him have break by resting up in a hotel in Africa or fly once he is medically recovered.


swptape4swptape4swptape3This week Judge denies the holder of my tape , in 1993, was withheld by me

The police person is MRs H Griffiths identified on my prosecution exhibits in my 50 lever arch files with both the police and court NOW required to be sent to RCJ


Posted in 2016 Flight to South Africa, Access to Justice | Leave a comment

More @DailyMailUK magic about #MauriceKirk in South Sudan instead of Kenya

What a nice story!

And on video:

More information on

and the community of pilots:

as well as South Sudan News:

and his archive site that chronicled his solo flight to Australia!

Posted in 2016 Flight to South Africa | Leave a comment

Daily Mail article somewhat more accurate than the Sun’s predicted plagiarism yesterday

3b07f77d00000578-0-for_a_retired_english_gent_who_has_just_crash_landed_his_plane_i-a-107_1480902506253Has 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

The community of pilots is commenting on http://www.pprune.org/private-flying/587307-maurice-kirk-africa-12.html

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 !

Island Wide Voting

November 24, 2016 5:09 pm

He’s certainly not a character easy to get rid of

Victor Meldrew

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!

Trevor Hockey

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.

From the publisher of this site:

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…

Posted in 2016 Flight to South Africa, Child snatching, Family Courts | 1 Comment

Court Cases while flying the length of Africa in 1940s plane #MauriceKirk

david-gareth-evansTHE SUN publishes: Banged Up in Kenya: pensioner trying to fly length of Africa in 1940s plane crashes – and ends up in police cell.

THE SUNDAY MAGAZINE of the OBSERVER invites you to meet Maurice as one of four ‘super-litigants‘.

Maurice must have composed this text in the police cell in Kenya: Crown Prosecutor who knew all along one cannot be goaled for harassment if preventing or detecting crime…..six Cardiff judges all in on the act. Dr Tegwyn Williams  WANTED Welsh Area HMC&TS Manager, Cardiff South Wales                                                                                                                         3rd December 2016

Dear Mr Strinati,

Re South Wales Police Harassment

I last saw you frantically removing chairs from my Nov 2011 Cardiff magistrates court to prevent the likes of Patrick Cullinane Esq et al from being allowed to witness the daily inherent deceit I and my family had suffered in no less than 500 court appearances, to date. You, I am told, orchestrated my nearly being registered as a ‘vexatious litigant’ until Home Office in London blocked it as an abuse of process. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments