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Charity parachute jump for grandad and grandson

A 74 year old former RAF pilot has fulfilled a lifelong ambition and jumped out of a plane with his 19 year old grandson, all for charity.

Terry Adcock and his grandson Mo Guy dived from a height of 13,000ft in aid of Parkinson’s UK.

They chose their charity for Terry’s wife Trish, who has suffered from Parkinson’s since 2000 and is now severely disabled.

The thrill seeking pair are on track to raise £2,000 for the charity, which is double the amount that they had originally planned.

Although he was in the RAF for 30 years, Terry had never jumped out of an plane before, but he wore his old flying suit in homage to his aviation career.

During his time in the RAF he commanded two Lightning Air Defence Squadrons, flying BAE Lightnings.

Terry said: “When this came up I wondered who would do it in the family.

“I decided to do it myself and one of my grandsons said he would like to do it.

“He had never flown in an aeroplane.

“The two of us got in the plane together and he went out first.

“It’s been a long time for me to finish off my flight career and I really enjoyed it.

“We did it as a pair and for me it was finishing off something I should have done years ago.”

Photography student Mo added: “It was a little bit nerve-wracking to start with, but not too bad after that. It was a new experience for me.

“I’m very pleased with how much we have raised and all the support we’ve had from people donating.”

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