10 June 2014

Taken to Heaven and Back one Last Time- Vale, Rik Mayall

It's with great sadness that we learnt of the recent passing of an iconic figure in our wargaming and military lives, Lord Flasheart, or in real life, Rik Mayall, who passed away aged 56.
Paul and I have spent many hours laughing at our timely use of quotes from the Blackadder series throughout our current and former military careers, and Rik Mayalls' portrayal of an egotistical World War 1 flying ace was a personal favourite. Vale Rik, Wooooff!


  1. Here here. Well said old boy, he will be greatly missed.

  2. "Ah, Melchett. Still worshipping God? Last I heard... He'd started worshipping me."

    RIP Lord Flasheart

  3. Sadly missed, by all who enjoyed the series and the many guises of Flashy!

  4. Agreed. Always good for a laugh!

  5. Fond memories of my youth, Young ones , Bottom and of course Black Adder... so sad to hear he's gone! RIP

  6. Great character from both BA 2 and 4. Sad to hear that he's gone. "Private Plane" is definitely one of my favs.

    1. Used him as an avatar more than a few times! :-)