Book of Remembrance of


Ewan Jefferies

This remembrance book has been compiled by Ewan’s colleagues and friends from within BAE Systems and further afield. Its prime purpose is to share thoughts and memories of a truly wonderful man with his family Emma, Caitlin, Edward, Brian, Lesley, Robert and Millie. Those contributing may also use the opportunity to reflect on the loss of the man who touched our lives in so many ways.

Ewan was a brilliant engineer who contributed enormously to the success of the Hawk aircraft that has been fundamental to the training of thousands of pilots worldwide. He was equally successful during spells working on the Typhoon and the US TX bid where I know his efforts were greatly appreciated.

Ewan was able to forge fantastic working relationships with everyone at all levels in our organisation. He was a great manager and a particularly skilful mentor who guided many young people into successful careers in the company.

Above all, Ewan was a flawless friend to everyone who knew him. For that, we will love him and remember him forever.

Book Owner: Robert Hayes
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Bob Hayes

I have worked with Ewan for almost 30 years and I have always had the utmost respect for his engineering ability. Over the years, he developed a breadth of knowledge way beyond what most people ever achieve. Ewan was generous with his knowledge and he used it wisely to develop other people and to …

Melanie Moxon

Professional, kind and considerate are words that I automatically think about when Ewan’s name is mentioned. A thoroughly decent chap who will be missed by us all for a long time to come. …

John Adamson

I have taken so long thinking about what to write here about my friend Ewan, sadly I know only too well how much special messages from friends mean to family, we have kept every message written about Leo and although nothing helps to make the pain go away, knowing how much friends loved Ewan …

Nathan Hobson

I met Ewan when we started at BAE back in 1990, we went through college together and that alone creates a sense of fraternity.  But the mark of a true friend is someone who’s there in a time of need, Ewan was exactly that to me providing real friendship and support through a difficult …

Richard Sabberton

Hi Ewan, I can’t believe it has been almost a year since you have been gone. You were a great friend and colleague, always had a smile and time to listen and chat. …

Paul King

I had the honour to know Ewan as a friend and on occasion have him as a boss. I cannot believe it has already been a year. You continue to be missed and the world is a sadder place for your absence. …

Alexander John Metcalfe

Like many people I am sure, it is extremely difficult to put in words what Ewan meant to me as I don’t think anything I write here will do him Justice.  He was an amazing person who was taken from us far to soon.  I consider it a privilege to have worked with him …

Simon Conlon

I had the honour to work with Ewan for quite a few years on a number of projects and can honestly say I could not have asked for a better boss, colleague or friend. To sum him up, he was such a top bloke who loved his family 110%, his gadgets, lego and had …


Heaven gained an angel when you left us, taken too soon.  …

Dave Senior

Ewan was a Great Colleague, a Great Manager and, above all, a Great Mate. Having worked with and for Ewan across various roles it is obvious that his success at Brough (and abroad) was thoroughly deserved. He was also a proud family man, that was always evident. Support to his friends and colleagues was …
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